April 14, 2012
Durham, N.C. - The No. 68 Boston College women's tennis team had its three-game win streak snapped by No. 3 Duke on Saturday afternoon, as the Blue Devils (21-2, 10-0 ACC) swept the Eagles (10-11, 3-7 ACC), 7-0, at Ambler Tennis Stadium.
Duke took all three doubles matches, including on court one with an 8-4 win over senior Erina Kikuchi and freshman Jessica Wacnik, ranked 84th in the nation, by Mary Clayton and Ester Goldfeld, ranked 27th overall. Rachel Kahan and Beatrice Capra, the 28th-ranked pair in the country, beat senior Katarina Gajic and her junior partner Olga Khmylev, 8-3, on the second court, while Monica Gorny and Hanna Mar defeated junior Ina Kauppila and freshman Sarah Dalton, 8-2, in the No. 3 position.
Five of the six Blue Devils singles player are nationally ranked and the No. 2 player in the country, Capra, beat Kikuchi, ranked 110th, 6-2, 6-1, on court one. No. 91 Goldfeld defeated Wacnik in straight sets, both by scores of 6-3, on court two, and No. 71 Clayton beat Gajic, 6-1, 6-3, on court three. In the No. 4 position, Khmylev fell to 51st-ranked Mar, 6-1, 7-5, and in the No. 5 spot, junior Kelly Barry lost, 6-4, 6-1, to No. 102 Monica Turewicz. Annie Mulholland completed the sweep with a 6-1, 6-3, victory over Kauppila on court six.
The Eagles look to come back in their final match before the ACC Tournament with a matchup against No. 5 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. at 1 p.m.