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Women's Tennis Takes Part in the USTA Invitational

Oct. 9, 2012

Four members of the Boston College women's tennis team went 8-5 in singles play and 3-3 in doubles action at the USTA BJK NTC Women's College Invitational held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, N.Y. from Saturday to Monday.

Freshman Katya Vasilyev won three straight matches in singles competition to reach the finals of Draw D before falling to Elisha Hande of N.C. State 6-4, 6-3. Vasilyev and classmate Heini Salonen went 1-2 in doubles play.

Salonen and fellow freshman Julia Casselbury each finished the invitational with 1-2 records in singles play while Casselbury and senior Kelly Barry went 2-1 as a doubles tandem. Barry ended the event at 1-2 in singles play.

Head coach Nigel Bentley and the Eagles next take to the court in the Northeast Regional Champonships from Oct. 19 to Oct. 23 in West Point, N.Y.

Boston College Results:

Singles (8-5):

Kelly Barry (1-2)
Draw B
Lost 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 to Stefania Balasa of Rutgers in Round of 16
Lost 1-6, 6-4, 14-12 to Nicole Martinez of N.C. State
Won 6-4, 6-0 over Ashely Noyes of Brown

Julia Casselbury (2-1)
Draw C
Lost 6-2, 6-1 to Hannah Camhi of Brown in Round of 16
Won 6-1, 6-1 over Ioana Alecsiu of Columbia
Won 6-3, 6-0 over Shea Brodsky of Binghamton

Heini Salonen (2-1)
Draw A
Lost 6-0, 6-2 to Kanika Vaidya of Columbia in Round of 16
Won 6-1, 6-3 over Danea Jonjic of Delaware
Won 6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-8 over Amy Simidian of Fordham

Katya Vasilyev (3-1)
Draw D
Won 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 over Dorothy Safron of Delaware in Round of 16
Won 6-2, 6-1 over Susita Das of Charleston Southern in Quarterfinals
Won 7-5, 6-2 over Sarah Ali of Fordham in Semifinals
Lost 6-4, 6-3 to Elisha Hande of N.C. State in the Finals

Doubles (3-3):

Kelly Barry and Julia Casselbury (2-1)
Draw 2
Won 8-6 over Katherine Flanigan/Katie Goepel of Princeton in Round of 16
Lost 8-2 to Jessica Harrow/Ashely Noyes of Brown in Quarterfinals
Won 8-3 over Rachael James-Baker/Nicole Martinez of N.C. State

Heini Salonen and Katya Vasilyev (1-2))
Draw 1
Lost 8-5 to Hannah Camhi/Misia Krasowski of Brown in Round of 16
Lost 8-1 to Akiko Okuda/Katherine Yau of Dartmouth
Won 8-3 over Yvinne Hubler/Alexandra Walters

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