Tunnicliffe Currently Second at World University Games

August 18, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports
IZMIR, Turkey - In what has become the norm for the U.S. Sailing Team at the 2005 Summer World University Games, Anna Tunnicliffe (Norfolk, Va./Old Dominion University/Laser Radial) and Andrew Campbell (San Diego, Calif./Georgetown University/Laser) lead Team USA in another strong showing in Izmir Bay.

Much as Campbell did yesterday, Tunnicliffe, a three-time collegiate sailing All-American and North American singlehanded national champion won today's first race going away from the competition. She then followed that up with a solid third place finish in the eighth race of the regatta. Despite her impressive sailing today, Tunnicliffe fell one point in the overall standings as Poland's Katarzyna Szotynska posted a second and first respectively today.

A strong second place finish in race seven helped vault Campbell into a tie for first place overall in the competition with Tonko Kuzmanic of Croatia with 20 points if the regatta were to end today. Campbell finished seventh in the final race of the afternoon.

"I feel pretty good," said Tunnicliffe. "I'm glad that I was able to have two good races. It's a good confidence builder. I would like to definitely get some more (wins), but I just need to get the Polish girl to finish behind me. We still have four races left so we'll see what happens."

On a day reminiscent of the first of the competition, Campbell again was consistent and posted solid scores.

"It's really encouraging because we don't want to be a specialist light wind team. We went out there and showed today that we can go with anybody in the breeze," said US head coach Gary Bodie. "Anna got a bullet, sailed really well, completely straight ahead, fast upwind, fast downwind. Andrew pulled through with a great first race as well and kind of out of nowhere he passed two boats and, as he usually does, he's always right there, right there, taking advantage of other people's mistakes and at the end he had a great race. In the second race we had high hopes. Anna certainly came through with a total keeper with a third. You never win them all and to go out there and get a one, three is a great day even if the competition got a one two. They'll just be setting up for the final battle at the end. Andrew's pair today is going to look solid on the board. He still doesn't have a double digit (anything out of the top ten), so he's still in great shape. That's going to be more than a two-way race at the end. That's going to be a battle for the finish I think."

Women's Laser Radial
Overall Standings - Top Three Plus U.S. Finishers
Name (Country)/Current Place/Race Finish, (current drop race) & Net Points
Katarzyna Szotynska (Poland)/First/1/1/(7)/2/6/3/2/1 - 16
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)/Second/2/4/6/1/(10)/1/1/3 - 18
Tania Elias Calles (Mexico)/Third/3/3/4/(9)/3/7/4/2 - 26
Jenny Gervais (USA)/15th/17/16/(18)/10/7/14/17/16 - 97

Men's Laser Overall Standings - Top Three Plus U.S. Finishers Name (Country)/Current Place/Race Finish, (current drop race) & Net Points Andrew Campbell (USA)/Tied for First/3/5/5/3/1/1/2/(7) - 20 Tonko Kuzmanic (Croatia)/Tied for First/4/3/1/2/4/(17)/5/1 - 20 Johann Cechosz (France)/First/1/1/10/4/3/3/(26)/4 - 26