#2-Ranked Barry University Ends Sailfish Hopes at NCAA South Regional

Written By: Barry University Sports Information

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- The second-ranked Barry Buccaneers defeated the #38 Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 5-0 to advance to the finals of the 2010 NCAA Division II South Region-I Women’s Tennis Tournament at Buccaneer Tennis Center on Friday.

The Bucs (20-3) were simply too much for the Sailfish (11-10), losing a total of eight games in the five matches which finished.

In doubles, the Bucs took the top and bottom flights by identical 8-1 scores. At the top, the sixth-ranked pair of Barbi Pocza and Yulia Kashelkina rolled through Lina Rubiano and Natalia Trotter. At number three, Caroline Wendling and Darya Yablonskaya dominated Jordan Ittersagen and Krishna Domenech.

At the number two, PBA’s Natalie Aleman and Amber Braaten led 3-2, but Barry’s Angie Werschel and Julia Stas came back for an 8-4 win to complete the sweep.

In singles, Yablonskaya made short work of Domenech, winning 6-1, 6-0 at number six. Stas then closed out the match at number five moments before Wendling could finish at number three. Wendling led 6-0, 5-0 and had match point when Stas closed out Ittersagen 6-0, 6-1.

The Bucs will now face the winner of the West Florida at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 8 for the right to advance to the National Finals at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Palm Beach Atlantic will turn their focus to the upcoming NCCAA National Tournament in Mobile, Alabama that begins next week.

Tennis Match Results
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Barry
05/07/10 at Miami Shores, Fla.
(Buccaneer Tennis Center)

#2 Barry 5, #38 Palm Beach Atlantic 0

Singles competition

1. #5 Barbi Pocza (BUW) vs. Lina Rubiano (PBAW) 6-3, 3-0, unfinished
2. #12 Angie Werschel (BUW) vs. Natalie Aleman (PBAW) 6-2, 3-1, unfinished
3. Caroline Wendling (BUW) vs. Natalia Trotter (PBAW) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished
4. Berit Peterson (BUW) vs. Amber Braaten (PBAW) 6-1, 2-1, unfinished
5. Julie Stas (BUW) def. Jordan Ittersagen (PBAW) 6-0, 6-1
6. Darya Yablonskaya (BUW) def. Krishna Domenech (PBAW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. #6 Barbi Pocza/Yulia Kashelkina (BUW) def. Lina Rubiano/Natalia Trotter (PBAW) 8-1
2. Julie Stas/Angie Werschel (BUW) def. Natalie Aleman/Amber Braaten (PBAW) 8-4
3. Caroline Wendling/Darya Yablonskaya (BUW) def. Jordan Ittersagen/Krishna Domenech (PBAW) 8-1

Match Notes:

Palm Beach Atlantic 11-10; National ranking #38
Barry 20-3; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (,6,5)
Barry advances to play West Florida in the South Region Championship
match at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 8 at Buccaneer Tennis Center

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