April 25, 2013
CARY, N.C. - Freshman Wan-Yi Sweeting won in singles, but ninth-seeded Boston College fell to eighth-seeded North Carolina State, 4-1, in the first round of the ACC Championship at Cary Tennis Park on Thursday morning.
The Wolfpack (14-8) won two of three doubles matches to earn the doubles point before taking three victories in singles to clinch the match over the Eagles (9-10).
Sweeting defeated NC State's Nicole Martinez, 7-5, 6-4, on court No. 6 to pick up BC's lone point in the match.
Senior Olga Khmylev and freshman Heini Salonen won on doubles court No. 2, 9-7, over Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez while BC's two other doubles teams dropped 8-6 decisions.
Senior Alex Kelleher and freshman Katya Vasilyev led in their respective singles matches when the match was called.
NC State will play first-seeded North Carolina on Friday at 9 a.m. in the quarterfinal round.
Boston College Results (1-4)
No. 1 - Joelle Kissell and Tatiana Illova (NCSU) defeat Alex Kelleher and Jessica Wacnik (BC), 8-6
No. 2 - Olga Khmylev and Heini Salonen (BC) defeat Elisha Hande and Nicole Martinez (NCSU), 9-7
No. 3 - Chloe Smith and Sophie Nelson (NCSU) defeat Katya Vasilyev and Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC), 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
No. 1 - Alex Kelleher (BC) vs. Joelle Kissell (NCSU), 7-6 (7-4), 4-4, unfinished
No. 2 - Tatiana Illova (NCSU) defeats Jessica Wacnik (BC), 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 - Chloe Smith (NCSU) defeats Kelly Barry (BC), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Rachel James-Baker (NCSU) defeats Heini Salonen (BC), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 - Katya Vasilyev (BC) vs. Elisha Hande (NCSU), 6-3, 4-6, 4-3, unfinished
No. 6 - Wan-Yi Sweeting (BC) defeats Nicole Martinez (NCSU), 7-5, 6-4
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 6, 4