Women's Tennis Sweeps Seahawks To Start Season

Women's Tennis Sweeps Seahawks To Start Season
Akemi Maehama won both of her matches at love to pace the Bucs to victory. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The fourth-ranked Barry Buccaneers got the 2011 season underway with a 9-0 domination of the Northwood (Fla.) Seahawks on Sunday at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.
The Bucs had five matches in which they did not surrender a game, led by Caroline Wendling and Akemi Maehama. Wendling, playing number one doubles and number two singles was perfect, winning 8-0 in doubles with partner Laura Boguet over the tandem of Fiorella Moggia and Andrea Sucre and beating Priseila Duarte 6-0, 6-0 in singles. Maehama partnered at number three doubles with Liz Vargas to win 8-0 over Kristen Walker and Danielle Miller, and then dispatched Walker 6-0, 6-0 at number five singles.
Julie Stas and Olivia Matuszak picked up the third doubles point, beating the 20th-ranked combo of Duarte and Christine Novackovic 8-1 at number two doubles.
Mona Mansour also swept her singles, winning 6-0, 6-0 over Sucre at number four.
At number six, Vargas bested Miller 6-1, 6-0, while Alex Gwizdoski knocked off Novackovic 6-0, 6-3 at number three. Angie Werschel, ranked 23rd, closed out the match with a 6-4, 6-1 win over #40 Moggia at number one.
The Bucs hit the road next weekend for three big matches, playing at NAIA #5 Embry-Riddle on Friday, Feb. 11. On the weekend, they get Sunshine State Conference play started as they work to defend their conference title. On Saturday, Feb. 12 they take on #41 Tampa, then face #12 Florida Southern on Sunday, Feb. 13.
Tennis Match Results
Northwood (Fla.) vs Barry
02/06/11 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
#4 Barry 9, Northwood (Fla.) 0
 Singles competition
1. #23 Angie Werschel (BUW) def. #40 Fiorella Moggia (NWW) 6-4, 6-1
2. #38 Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Priseila Duarte (NWW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Alex Gwizdoski (BUW) def. Christine Novackovic (NWW) 6-0, 6-3
4. Mona Mansour (BUW) def. Andrea Sucre (NWW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Akemi Maehama (BUW) def. Kristen Walker (NWW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Lizbeth Vargas (BUW) def. Danielle Miller (NWW) 6-1, 6-0
 Doubles competition
1. Laura Boguet/Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Fiorella Moggia/Andrea Sucre (NWW) 8-0
2. Julie Stas/Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. #20 Priseila Duarte/Christine Novackovic (NWW) 8-1
3. Akemi Maehama/Lizbeth Vargas (BUW) def. Kristen Walker/Danielle Miller (NWW) 8-0
Match Notes:
Northwood (Fla.) 1-1
Barry 1-0; National ranking #4