The Boston College women's tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season with two wins on Saturday. The Eagles shut out Albany 7-0 in the morning and defeated Georgetown, 5-2 in the afternoon.
In the morning tilt BC got on the board quickly with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, 6-2 and 6-1. In singles, the Eagles extended their lead when Lexi Borr and Katya Vasilyev won at No. 1 and No. 3 spots, both with 6-0, 6-0 scores. Jessica Wacnik clinched the victory with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles. Heini Salomen, Emily Safron and Sarah Dalton all won their singles matches to complete the scoring.
"It was nice to play well as a team. I thought in doubles we served and returned well and were also aggressive at the net," said head coach Nigel Bentley. "In singles it was great to see Sarah Dalton get a win. She has been working very hard in practice and she looked good."
The afternoon match saw the Eagles again grab an early lead taking the doubles point. BC's No. 1 team of Wacnik and Borr looked very sharp defeating a fired up Georgetown team 6-1. Vasilyev and Sweeting at No. 2 and Dalton and Safron #3 finished their matches simultaneously and both teams played solid tennis.
"We have been working a lot on our doubles and it is satisfying to see positive results. Our doubles teams are doing a better job of communicating, playing smarter shot combinations and recognizing situations," said coach Bentley. "Georgetown brought a lot of energy in doubles and we did a good job of staying focused and we executed well."
The singles saw the Eagles earn wins at No. 1 with Lexi Borr, No. 2 with Jessica Wacnik, No. 3 with Katya Vasilyev and No. 5 with Emily Safron.
Sophomore Katya Vasilyev who won 4 matches on the day (2 singles and 2 doubles) commented, "It was a good day for us. Most of us haven't played two matches in one day since junior tournaments so it was a long day both physically and mentally. I think we all are playing with a lot of confidence and we are improving. We have been preparing hard in practice and have been having fun. It is great to start the season 4-0."
Next up for the Eagles is a match up with cross town rival Boston University on Sunday February 9 at 5 p.m. at the Dedham Health and Fitness Club.
BC vs. Albany
1. Salomen/Borr (BC) led Kukkohen/Sala (Albany) 4-3
2. Vasilyev/Sweeting (BC) def. Torres/Scott (Albany) 6-2
3. Dalton/Safron(BC) def. Hermans/Crummey(Albany) 6-1
order of finish 3,2
- Borr(BC) def. Kukkohen(Albany) 6-0, 6-0
- Wacnik (BC) def. Hermans 6-1, 6-4
- Vasilyev(BC) def. Sala(BC) 6-0, 6-0
- Salomen(BC) def. Scott(Albany) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0(7)
- Safron(BC) def. Torres(Albany) 6-2, 6-0
- Dalton(BC) def. Crummey(Albany) 7-6(7), 6-1
order of finish 3,1,2,4,5,6
BC vs. Georgetown
- Borr/Wacnik(BC) def. Comolli/Jaeger (Georgetown) 6-1
- Vasilyev/Sweeting def. Panarese/Koenen (Georgetown) 6-2
- Safron/Dalton def. Perz/Barnard(Georgetown) 6-4
Order of finish 1,2,3
- Borr(BC) def. Comolli(Georgetown) 6-2,6-1
- Wacnik(BC) def. Barnard(Georgetown) 6-3, 6-2
- Vasilyev(BC) def. Koenen(Georgetown) 6-2, 6-1
- Jaeger(Georgetown) def. Salomen(BC) 7-6(4), 6-2
- Safron (BC) def. Panarese(Georgetown) 6-2, 6-2
- Saperstein(Georgetown) def. Dalton(BC) 7-6(5), 6-1
Order of finish 1,3,2,5,4,6