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Women's Tennis Blanks Pitt In First Round of ACC Championship

Heini Salonen competes in the single match against Pitt during the 2014 ACC Tennis Championships in Cary, N.C

Heini Salonen competes in the single match against Pitt during the 2014 ACC Tennis Championships in Cary, N.C

April 23, 2014

CARY, N.C. - Boston College freshman Lexi Borr beat Pittsburgh's Lolade Ogungbesan 6-3, 6-2 to clinch a 4-0 victory for the 10th-seeded Eagles in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis Championship at the Cary Tennis Park on Wednesday.

It marked the first time BC women's tennis has won a match in the ACC Tournament.

Prior to her clinching-win at No. 3 singles, Borr teamed with All-ACC second-team honoree Jessica Wacnik to earn a win at the No. 1 doubles position, defeating Taylor Washington and Audrey Ann Blakeley, 8-3.

Boston College sophomores Wan-Yi Sweeting and Katya Vasilyev sealed the doubles point with a 8-6 win over Pitt's Jocelyn Lu and Ogungbesan.

In singles play, Wacnik beat Audrey Ann Blakely, 6 -2, 6-3, at the No. 1 position. BC sophomore Heini Salonen defeated Katherine Castro, 6-1, 6-1, in the No. 4 slot before Borr clinched the victory.

Boston College's Vasilyev, Safron and Sweeting were each up one set against their respective opponents when their matches when the Eagles sealed the win.

Wake Forest and Virginia Tech were also winners in first-round play on Wednesday.

Next, Boston College will face No. 7 seed Notre Dame in second-round play on Thursday, April 24 at noon time.

Follow all the live action at the ACC Championships here. 

(Cary Tennis Park)
#51 Boston College 4, Pitt 0
Singles competition

1. Jessica Wacnik (BC) def. Audrey Ann Blakely (UP) 6-2, 6-3
2. Katya Vasilyev (BC) vs. Taylor Washington (UP) 7-5, 1-1, unfinished
3. Lexi Borr (BC) def. Lolade Ogungbesan (UP) 6-3, 6-2
4. Heini Salonen (BC) def. Katherine Castro (UP) 6-1, 6-1
5. Emily Safron (BC) vs. Molly Wickman (UP) 6-3, 5-0, unfinished
6. Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC) vs. Amanda Wickman (UP) 6-1, 2-5, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Lexi Borr/Jessica Wacnik (BC) def. Taylor Washington/Audrey Ann Blakely (UP) 8-3
2. Wan-Yi Sweeting/Katya Vasilyev (BC) def. Jocelyn Lu/Lolade Ogungbesan (UP) 8-7 (8-1)
3. Katherine Castro/Amanda Wickman (UP) def. Heini Salonen/Emily Safron (BC) 8-6

Match Notes:
Pitt 4-15
Boston College 14-9; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,3)
Matches No. 2 and No. 5 in singles were not completed.

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