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No. 62 Women's Tennis Falls to No. 56 Virginia Tech, 4-3




March 17, 2013

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Freshman Heini Salonen won in singles and doubles, but No. 62 Boston College fell to No. 56 Virginia Tech, 4-3, at the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass., on Saturday evening.

The Eagles (7-2, 1-1 ACC) took the doubles point before the Hokies (13-2, 2-0 ACC) won four out of six singles matches with each of their singles wins coming in three sets.

Salonen won on court No. 4 in singles, 6-3, 6-4, over Kelly Williford and teamed with senior Olga Khmylev to win on court No. 2 in doubles, 8-6, over Carol Kahoun and Raluca Mita.

Senior Alex Kelleher earned a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Isel Martinez-Marcos on court No. 2 in singles. She partnered with sophomore Jessica Wacnik to defeat Kelly Williford and Ilinca Stoica, 8-5, on doubles court No. 1.

Wacnik, senior Kelly Barry, and freshmen Katya Vasilyev and Wan-Yi Sweeting each fell in three sets in singles play.

Next, Boston College plays at Virginia on March 22 at noon in its first ACC road match.

Boston College Results (3-4)

Doubles: (2-1)
No. 1 - Jessica Wacnik and Alex Kelleher (BC) defeat Kelly Williford and Ilinca Stoica (VT), 8-5
No. 2 - Heini Salonen and Olga Khmylev (BC) defeat Carol Kahoun and Raluca Mita (VT), 8-6
No. 3 - Emily Lauten and Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT) defeat Julia Casselbury and Kelly Barry (BC), 8-2

Singles: (2-4)
No. 1 - Ilinca Stoica (VT) defeats Jessica Wacnik (BC), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
No. 2 - Alex Kelleher (BC) defeats Isel Martinez-Marcos (VT), 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 - Raluca Mita (VT) defeats Kelly Barry (BC), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
No. 4 - Heini Salonen (BC) defeats Kelly Williford (VT), 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 - Carol Kahoun (VT) defeats Katya Vasilyev (BC), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2)
No. 6 - Tea Ivanovic (VT) defeats Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

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