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Women's Tennis Beats Syracuse, 4-3

Sophomore Jessica Wacnik won on court No. 1 in singles and doubles.

Sophomore Jessica Wacnik won on court No. 1 in singles and doubles.

Jan. 26, 2013

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Sophomore Jessica Wacnik won in singles and doubles to lead Boston College past Syracuse, 4-3, in its home opener at the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass., on Friday night.

In their first home match at the DHAC, the Eagles (2-0) went 3-3 in singles and took two of three matches to win the doubles point against the Orange (0-5, 0-1 Big East).

"I thought we played with a lot of enthusiasm and energy in doubles. Syracuse is coached by world class doubles great, Luke Jensen, and I was very proud of how we played tonight in doubles," head coach Nigel Bentley said. "Olga Khmylev is a tremendous doubles player, and she helped set the tone for us in the match. We carried this positive feeling into the singles, and we competed very well."

Wacnik won on court No. 1 in both singles (7-5, 6-4 over Komal Safdar) and in doubles (8-4 over Alex Marrow and Sophie Dzulynsky) with her partner, senior Alex Kelleher.

Khmylev, a senior, teamed with freshman Katya Vasilyev to down Maddie Kobelt and Jimena Wu, 8-4, in doubles on court No. 2. Vasilyev also won her singles match, 6-3, 6-3, against Wu on court No. 4.

"We have a lot of hard work ahead, but we are off to a good start," Bentley said. "We are excited about our ACC opener next Friday against Maryland."

Boston College remains at home for its ACC season opener against Maryland on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. at the DHAC.

Boston College Results: (4-3)

Doubles: (2-1)
No. 1 - Jessica Wacnik and Alex Kelleher (BC) defeat Aleah Marrow and Sophie Dzulynsky (SU), 8-4
No. 2 - Katya Vasilyev and Olga Khmylev (BC) defeat Maddie Kobelt and Jimena Wu (SU), 8-2
No. 3 - Komal Safdar and Amanda Rodgers (SU) defeat Ina Kauppila and Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC), 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles: (3-3)
No. 1 - Jessica Wacnik (BC) defeats Komal Safdar (SU), 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 - Maddie Kobelt (SU) defeats Alex Kelleher (BC), 6-2, 7-6 (2)
No. 3 - Amanda Rodgers (SU) defeats Kelly Barry (BC), 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 - Katya Vasilyev (BC) defeats Jimena Wu (SU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Heini Salonen (BC) defeats Sophie Dzulynsky (SU), 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 - Breanna Bachini (SU) defeats Julia Casselbury (BC), 6-0, 6-4
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 1, 2, 3, 6

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