#1 BYU-Hawai'i 5, #5 Barry 0

May 12, 2005

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.-The defending national champion BYU-Hawai'i Seasiders had too much firepower for the Barry Buccaneers, winning 5-0 in the semifinals of the 2005 NCAA Division II National Tennis Tournament at Sanlando Park on Friday.

The Buccaneers gave the defending champs all they wanted in doubles, but the Seasiders pull out late breaks at number one and two to go up 3-0. The Seasiders top team, #1-ranked Jing Jing Liu and Adrienn Hegedus, were up 4-3 over Barry's Ildiko Csordas and Ana Maria Zuleta, but made two breaks to win 8-3. At number two, Tetyana Bula and Petra Teller trailed 5-4, but won the final four games in an 8-5 victory. Gurianna Korinihona and Crystal Schwenke completed the sweep with an 8-2 win over Helen Wisniewski and Carole Steinhauser at number three.

In singles, the Seasiders won four of six first sets. Liu, ranked number one in the nation, defeated Csordas 6-2, 6-0 at number one. Teller closed out the match, defeating Wisneiwski 6-0, 6-2 at number four. Steinhauser (6-3 at number six) and Zuleta (6-4 at number four) both picked up first set wins for the Buccaneers.

The Seasiders win, their 130th straight, propels them into the national final for the seventh straight season. They will face the second-ranked Armstrong Atlantic Pirates in a re-match of the 2002 final. The Seasiders have won the last three national titles and five of the last six.

-- Courtesy Central Florida Sports Commission