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It's A Successful Summer For Women's Tennis

July 25, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The women's tennis program is having a successful summer. After sophomore Katya Vasilyev earned the first victory in the ITA Summer Cirucuit tour last week, this week incoming rookie Emily Safron and recent graduate Olga Khmylev both won events.

A native of New York, New York, Safron won singles title at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Summer Circuit Tournament hosted by Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont this week.

Safron was seeded third coming into the tournament. After receiving a bye in the first round, Safron defeated Kristina Centenari from Wake Forest, 7-5, 6-0. In the next round, Safron advanced past Jennifer DeLuca from Providence, 63-, 4-6 (7). To advance to the final, Safron defeated Kathleen Elkins from Williams, 6-4, 6-3.

Safron earned the championship with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Dana Tanenebaum from Cornell on Sunday, July 20.

Vasilyev picked up another singles title on the summer circuit on Tuesday afternoon with a win over Lana Robins at UC Davis. The Eagles sophomore is playing on the North Cal Circuit and has two singles titles and a doubles title under her belt.

The third Eagles to succeed this week on the tennis court is Olga Khmylev, who lives in Buffalo, New York. Khmylev, who graduated from BC in May 2013 in the College of Arts & Sciences as a communication major, paired with Rachel Delpriore to win the Buffalo Summer Women's Open Doubles Championship.

The team received a first round bye, and then won the semifinal match, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. In the final, Khmylev and Delpriore dropped the first game, 5-7 but came back to win the match 6-4, 6-2.

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