Women's Tennis Defeats UMass, 4-3
Feb. 17, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.- The Boston College women’s tennis team improved to 7-0 on the season a with road win against UMass on Sunday, 4-3.
In doubles play, Ren and Salonen put Boston College on the board at the No. 1 spot with an 8-3 victory. Borr and Sarah Dalton teamed up for the first time and clinched the point at the No. 3 position, 8-3.
“Our doubles teams are doing a better job of communicating and playing together,” said head coach Nigel Bentley. “We are recognizing situations and taking advantage of opportunities. Our shot selection continues to improve and we are serving and returning well. Most importantly, we are having fun.”
In singles, Borr quickly gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead with a strong performance at the No. 1 spot. Borr, who hails from New Jersey, has strong family ties to the Amherst area and there was a large crowd in attendance to support the freshman standout.
“It was great to see Lexi play with such confidence,” said coach Bentley. “She looked very sharp and her serve was very effective. She was really aggressive and played with a lot of energy.”
Ren extended BC’s lead to 3-0 with her second victory of the weekend.
“Jenny had a great weekend,” said Bentley. “She got off to slow starts in her singles matches at Harvard and UMass but she stayed poised and focused and was able to come back in both matches. She has been working really hard and you can see the positive results in her play.”
Salonen clinched the win for the Eagles in the No. 4 position with a win in a match tiebreaker. Her match was close the entire way through, but after splitting sets with her opponent she was able to pull away in the match breaker.
Next up the Eagles open conference play at North Carolina this Friday, Feb. 21, then return home for a Sunday tilt against Virginia at 11 a.m. in the BC Flynn Athletics Complex.