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Women's Tennis Opens Fall Season with Brown Invitational




Sept. 24, 2012

The women's tennis team opened the fall season strong with a 16-8 singles record and a mark of 9-6 in doubles at the Brown Invitational from Friday to Sunday.

The three-day event took place at Brown University in Providence, R.I. with student-athletes from BC, Binghmaton, Boston University, Brown, Providence, and Rutgers competing.

Sophomore Jessica Wacnik won the top singles flight, the Black Draw, with three consecutive victories. The Orland Park, Ill. native won 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 over Vanessa Petrini of Rutgers in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-1 over Jessica Harrow of Brown in the semifinals, and 6-1, 6-3 over Misia Krasowski of Brown in the finals.

"We all worked very hard up until this season opener, and I felt that we went in well prepared," Wacnik said. "During matches, I found it helpful to remind myself how hard we worked to get ready and used that as one of my motivators to give my best."

"It was an awesome way to kick off this season for me individually, and as a team," Wacnik said. "I hope we can keep up the success and hard work for the rest of our fall season."

Freshman Julia Casselbury and senior Kelly Barry each won three consecutive matches in singles play as well.

Next up for head coach Nigel Bentley and the Eagles is the ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. from Sept. 29 to Oct. 7.

Boston College Results

Singles

Kelly Barry
Black Draw
Won 6-3, 6-3 over Alana Prinos of Providence College in quarterfinals
Won 6-0, 7-5 over Noor Judeh of Rutgers in semifinals
Won 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 over Lindsey Kayati of Rutgers in finals

Julia Casselbury
Black Draw
Won 6-2, 6-2 over Maria Clara Bernardez of Providence College in quarterfinals
Won over Ariel Caldwell of Brown who withdrew with an injury in semifinals
Won 7-5, 6-1 over Noor Judeh of Rutgers in finals

Sarah Dalton
Blue Draw
Lost 6-4, 7-6 (5) to Lindsey Kayati of Rutgers in quarterfinals
Consolation
Won 6-3, 6-1 over Marina Fileva of Boston University
Won 6-2, 6-0 over Kendal Drake of Boston University

Ina Kauppila
Blue Draw
Lost 6-4, 7-5 to Lindsay Balsamo of Rutgers in quarterfinals
Consolation Lost 6-2, 6-3 to Sarah Kandath of Brown

Alex Kelleher
Red Draw
Won 6-3, 6-0 over Jessi Linero of Boston University in quarterfinals
Won 7-6, 6-3 over Laura Wiley of Brown in semifinals
Lost 7-5, 7-5 to Ashley Noyes of Brown in finals

Olga Khmylev
Gold Draw
Lost 6-3, 6-4 to Nikita Uberoi of Brown in quarterfinals
Consolation
Won 6-3, 6-4 over Alexis Tashiro of Binghamton
Won 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 over Gina Li of Rutgers

Heini Salonen
Brown Draw
Won 6-2, 7-5 over Katherine Medianik of Binghamton in quarterfinals
Lost 6-2, 1-0 (retired due to injury) to Misia Krasowski of Brown in semifinals

Katya Vasilyev
Red Draw
Lost 7-5, 1-6, 10-4 to Madison Craft of Boston University in quarterfinals
Consolation
Won 6-1, 6-3 over Kendal Drake of Boston University
Lost 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 to Sara Kohtz of Binghamton

Jessica Wacnik
Brown Draw
Won 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 over Vanessa Petrini of Rutgers in quarterfinals
Won 6-1, 6-1 over Jessica Harrow of Brown in semifinals
Won 6-1, 6-3 over Misia Krasowski of Brown in finals

Doubles:

Julia Casselbury and Ina Kauppila
Doubles Draw
Won 9-8 (7) over Vanessa Petrini and Stefina Balasa of Rutgers in first round
Lost 8-5 to Jessica Harrow and Ashley Noyes of Brown in quarterfinals
Consolation
Won 8-2 over Laura Wiley and Ariel Caldwell of Brown
Lost 8-6 to Jessi Linero and Leonie-Charlotte Anathasiadis of Boston University

Alex Kelleher and Olga Khmylev
Doubles Draw
Lost 8-3 to Sarah Kandath and Nikita Uberoi of Brown in the first round
Consolation
Won 8-4 over Madison Craft and Lauren Davis of Boston University in quarterfinals
Won 8-0 over Sami Lieb and Kendal Drake of Boston University in semifinals

Jessica Wacnik and Katya Vasilyev
Doubles Draw
Won 8-4 over Missy Edelblum and Alexis Tashiro of Binghamton in the first round
Won 8-5 over Laura Wiley and Ariel Caldwell of Brown in quarterfinals
Lost to Jessica Harrow and Ashley Noyes of Brown in semifinals
Consolation
Won 8-5 over Lindsay Balsamo and Mariam Zein of Rutgers

Kelly Barry and Sarah Dalton
Doubles Round Robin
Won 8-0 over Marina Fileva and Sophie Wyman of Boston University
Won 8-6 over Satreethai Sasanin and Lindsey Kayati of Rutgers

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