Women's Tennis Topples Another Top-10 Opponent

Angie Werschel helped the Bucs with a pair of wins, at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles with partner Barbi Pocza. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
MIAMI SHORES, Fla.—The Barry University women’s tennis team toppled another top-10 opponent with a 8-1 win over California University Pennsylvania on Sunday morning.
 
The Bucs started the day with three points in doubles. The fourth-ranked team of Barbi Pocza and Angie Werschel downed Anabel Pieschl and Jade Pondicas 8-3. In the second flight, Laura Boguet and Alex Gwizdowski beat Anastassiya Zherdeva and Axelle Fernandez 8-1. Julie Stas and Olivia Matuszak kept the Bucs perfect in doubles with an 8-1 win over Franziska Steinhardt and Lauria Navarro.
 
In singles action, the Bucs took five points, dropping only one match where Matuszak fell 0-6, 6-3, 10-1 to Pondicas.
 
In the top flight, #23 Werschel beat Pieschl 6-1, 7-5. At number two, #38 Caroline Wendling beat Steinhardt 6-1, 6-0.
 
In the lower flights, Gwizdowski defeated Zherdeva 6-1, 6-0. Playing in the fifth flight, Boguet downed Fernandez 6-2, 6-1. Stas beat Navarro 6-2, 6-0 to wrap it up for Barry.
 
With the win, the Bucs remain a perfect 9-0 on the year. The women return to action on Tuesday when DI-Toledo visits Miami Shores for a mid-week match.
 
Tennis Match Results
California (Pa.) vs Barry
03/06/11 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)
 
#4 Barry 8, #8 California (Pa.) 1
 
 Singles competition
1. #23 Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Annabel Pieschl (CAL) 6-1, 7-5
2. #38 Caroline Wendling (BUW) def. Franziska Steinhardt (CAL) 6-1, 6-0
3. Jade Pondicas (CAL) def. Olivia Matuszak (BUW) 0-6, 6-3, 10-1
4. Alex Gwizdowski (BUW) def. Anastassiya Zherdeva (CAL) 6-1, 6-0
5. Laura Boguet (BUW) def. Axelle Fernandez (CAL) 6-2, 6-1
6. Julie Stas (BUW) def. Laurie Navarro (CAL) 6-2, 6-0
 
 Doubles competition
1. #4 Barbi Pocza/Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Annabel Pieschl/Jade Pondicas (CAL) 8-3
2. Laura Boguet/Alex Gwizdowski (BUW) def. Anastassiya Zherdeva/Axelle Fernandez (CAL) 8-1
3. Julie Stas/Olivia Matuszak (BUW) def. Franziska Steinhardt/Laurie Navarro (CAL) 8-1
 
Match Notes:
California (Pa.) 11-5; National ranking #8
Barry 9-0; National ranking #4

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