MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The fifth-ranked Barry Buccaneers brought the NCAA Division III Jumbos of Tufts University down to size, winning 8-1 in women’s tennis on Thursday afternoon at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.
The Bucs (13-2) jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in doubles. Angie Werschel and Mia Fiocca routed Janice Lam and Lindsay Katz 8-3 at number two. At the top flight, Julie Stas and Caroline Wendling, playing just their second match together of the season, knocked off the third-ranked combo of Julia Browne and Meghan McCooey 8-4. At the third flight, Barbi Pocza and Darya Yablonskaya completed the sweep with an 8-5 win over Edwina Stewart and Lauren Hollender.
In singles, seventh-ranked Browne gave the Jumbos (2-2) their only point, ripping through Kashelkina 6-1, 6-4. But Wendling put the Bucs back on a roll with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Katz at number three. The Bucs closed out the team match with two wins in quick succession at the bottom of the ladder. Peterson, 6-1, 6-3 over Lam at number five, and Stas, who beat Hollender 6-3, 6-1 at number six, made it 6-1 Barry.
Fiocca outlasted Stewart 6-3, 6-3 at number four in a match that was closer than the score would indicate. Tenth-ranked Werschel was pushed to the edge by #32 McCooey at number two, but rallied to win 7-5, 7-6 (4), after trailing in the second set 5-2.
The Bucs play arch-rival Lynn at the new Perper Tennis Complex in Boca Raton, Fla., on Tuesday, Mar. 30 at 2:00 pm.
Tennis Match Results
Tufts vs Barry
03/25/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#5 Barry 8, #12 Tufts 1
1. #7 Julia Browne (TU) def. Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) 6-1, 6-4
2. #10 Angie Werschel (BUW) def. #32 Meghan McCooey (TU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
3. #31 Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Lindsay Katz (TU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Mia Fiocca (BUW) def. Edwina Stewart (TU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Janice Lam (TU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Julie Stas (BUW) def. Lauren Hollender (TU) 6-3, 6-1
1. Julie Stas/Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. #3 Julia Browne/Meghan McCooey (TU) 8-4
2. Angie Werschel/Mia Fiocca (BUW) def. Janice Lam/Lindsay Katz (TU) 8-3
3. Barbi Pocza/Darya Yablonskaya (BUW) def. Edwina Stewart/Lauren Hollender (TU) 8-5
Tufts 2-2; National ranking #12
Barry 13-2; National ranking #5
Tufts ranking reflects NCAA Division III