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No. 61 Women's Tennis Defeats Wake Forest, 5-2

Freshman Wan-Yi Sweeting won in singles and doubles.

Freshman Wan-Yi Sweeting won in singles and doubles.

April 14, 2013

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Freshmen Katya Vasilyev and Wan-Yi Sweeting each won in singles and doubles for the second consecutive match as No. 61 Boston College defeated Wake Forest, 5-2, at the Leighton Courts in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sunday.

The Eagles (9-7, 3-6 ACC) won each of the two completed doubles matches to take the doubles point and won four of the six singles matches to earn the victory over the Demon Deacons (3-16, 2-7 ACC). BC won an outdoor road ACC match for the first time in program history.

Vasilyev and Sweeting teamed to down Brigita Bercyte and Andrea Retolaza, 8-3 on court No. 3 in doubles. Vasilyev then beat Retolaza, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, on court No. 5 in singles, and Sweeting won 6-0, 6-2, at No. 6 over Catherine Roach.

Seniors Alex Kelleher and Kelly Barry each won singles matches on court Nos. 1 and 3 respectively. Kelleher downed No. 82 Kathryn Talbert, 6-3, 7-5 while Barry beat Xue Zhang, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

Senior Olga Khmylev partnered with freshman Heini Salonen to upend Karen Forman and Xue Zhang, 8-4, on doubles court No. 2.

Next, BC hosts Boston University on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the DHAC.

Boston College Results (5-2)

Doubles: (2-0)
No. 1 - No. 72 Alex Kelleher and Jessica Wacnik (BC) vs. Kathryn Talbert and Kasey Gardiner (WF), 7-4 - Unfinished
No. 2 - Olga Khmylev and Heini Salonen (BC) defeat Karen Forman and Xue Zhang (WF), 8-4
No. 3 - Katya Vasilyev and Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC) defeat Brigita Bercyte and Andrea Retolaza (WF), 8-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3

Singles: (4-2)
No. 1 - Alex Kelleher (BC) defeats No. 82 Kathryn Talbert (WF), 6-3, 7-5
No. 2 - Kasey Gardiner (WF) defeats Jessica Wacnik (BC), 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 - Kelly Barry (BC) defeats Xue Zhang (WF), 7-5, 2-6, 6-4
No. 4 - Karen Forman (WF) defeats Heini Salonen (BC), 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
No. 5 - Katya Vasilyev (BC) defeats Andrea Retolaza (WF), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 - Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC) defeats Catherine Roach (WF), 6-0, 6-2
Order of Finish: 2, 6, 1, 4, 3, 5

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