DEDHAM, Mass. - The #51 Boston College women's tennis team defeated #59 Wake Forest Friday night at the Dedham Health and Fitness Club by a score of 5-2. The Eagles improve to 11-7 on the season and 3-7 in ACC play.
BC had to play catch up after dropping a close doubles point. Jessica Wacnik and Lexi Borr won at the #1 spot to give the Eagles the early edge but BC lost two matches in tiebreakers at #2 and #3 and Wake took the point.
BC rebounded in singles. Freshman Lexi Borr got the Eagles on the board with a convincing win at #3 and then Katya Vasliyev followed with a solid win at #2. Jessica Wacnik was next up extending BC's lead with a strong performance at #1. The three remaining matches were all very tight. Wake Forest closed the gap to 3-2 by winning at #4. The victory was sealed by Emily Safron at #5 and Wan Yi Sweeting came back to defeat her opponent at #6.
"I am very proud of how hard we competed tonight," said Coach Burke. "Wake is a solid team and we were able to stay calm after dropping a tough doubles point and really play some great singles matches. We are very strong mentally and we continued to believe in ourselves in some close matches and we found a way to win."
BC returns to action Sunday against North Carolina State at Dedham at 5 p.m.
1. Wacnik/Borr(BC) def. Zhang/Gardiner (Wake) 8-4
2. Fernandez/Asch(Wake) def. Ren/Salonen(BC) 7-6(2)
3. Guerin/Forman(Wake) def. Vasilyev/Sweeting(BC) 7-6(2)
order of finish 1, 3, 2
1. Wacnik(BC) def. Retolaza(Wake) 7-5, 6-0
2. Vasilyev(BC) def. Guerin(Wake) 6-1, 6-3
3. Borr(BC) def. Fernandez(Wake) 6-2, 6-1
4. Asch(Wake) def. Salonen(BC) 7-6(5), 6-2
5. Safron(BC) de. Gardiner(Wake) 7-6(6), 6-2
6. Sweeting(BC) def. Zhang(Wake) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0(6)
order of finish 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 6