April 10, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The No. 68 Boston College women's tennis team defeated cross-town rival Boston University, 6-1, at the Flynn Recreation Complex outdoor courts on Tuesday evening. The Eagles (10-10) swept the doubles matches and took five of the six singles matches from the Terriers (6-11).
Senior Katarina Gajic and junior Olga Khmylev started off the day with a doubles win over Jessica Linero and Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis, 8-2, on the second court. Junior Ina Kauppila and freshman Sarah Dalton sealed the doubles point with an 8-5 victory on court three over Petra Santini and Vivien Laszloffy. Freshman Jessica Wacnik and Erina Kikuchi finished the sweep in the No. 1 position with an 8-4 win over Sami Lieb and Monika Mical.
Dalton started the Eagles strong in singles action, shutting out Sophie Wyman, 6-0, 6-0, on court six. Gajic gave BC a 3-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-1, victory on the second court over Linero. Kauppila fell in the No. 5 position to Petra Santini to give BU a point. Junior Kelly Barry took another straight-set win, beating Lieb on court four, 6-3, 6-3. Wacnik beat Laszloffy in a tough, match on the first court, coming back to take the victory, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Khmylev also battled through a loss to come back to win in a tiebreaker, defeating Mical on court three, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5.
The Eagles will face ACC opponent No. 3 Duke in Durham, N.C., on April 14 at noon.