AASU Completes Quarterfinal Win Over Barry, 5-1
After a 1:20 rain delay, the Lady Pirates finally took the court in singles against the Bucs. With three singles wins, the Pirates took a 5-1 victory, advancing to the national semifinals for the fifth consecutive year. Gabriella Kovacs took a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Helen Wisniewski at No. 4 singles, then Martina Beckmann defeated Berit Peterson, 6-1, 7-5, at No. 5 singles. Freshman Alida Muller-Wehlau clinched the victory with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Angie Werschel at No. 3 singles.
AASU will now face top-ranked and defending national champion BYU-Hawaii on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. It's the fifth time in the last five seasons that the two powerhouse women's programs will meet. BYU Hawaii won in 2004, 2006 and 2007 with AASU taking the national championship over the Seasiders in 2005.