Tennis Falls Just Short To Nationally Ranked No. 73 BC
Feb. 17, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass tennis fell 4-3 to No. 73 nationally ranked Boston College in a hard fought battle on Sunday, Febraury 16 at the Bay Road Tennis Center. The match brought UMass to 4-3 overall and 4-1 on home courts, while Boston College maintains it undefeated record at 5-0 overall.
The Eagles swept the Minutewomen in doubles play with international pair Jennifer Ren and Heini Salonen, 8-2 in the No. 1 spot. The tandem picked up the win over UMass' Yuliana Motyl and Arielle Griffin.
The Eagles also captured No. 3 doubles thanks to Lexi Borr and Jessica Macnik, ranked the third best doubles team in the Northeast Region. Both are additionally ranked individually in the Northeast with Borr sitting at the 11th spot and Wacnik close behind in 14th. Borr also clinched the No. 1 singles win over Motyl in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2 later in the afternoon.
UMass' Sonia Bokhari, Woosley and Chanel Glasper each picked up singles victories on the afternoon in the No. 2, 5 and 6 spot, respectively. Bokhari battled it out against the Eagles' Vasilyev 3-6, 6-3 (10-8) to capture the first point for the Minutewomen. The win also marked Bokhari's first singles win for the spring season.
Woosley notched her third straight singles win with a victory over Boston College rookie Emily Safron in the No. 5 spot, 7-5, 6-4. Glasper then rounded out the afternoon with a win over a retired Sarah Dalton in No. 6 singles, 1-1. Glasper's tally also marked her third straight singles win on the season.
Though falling just short, the Minutewomen played their most impressive match of the season to a nationally ranked team. The squad hopes to improve their standings next week on Wednesday, February 26 when the Minutewomen face their third Ivy League opponent, Dartmouth, in Hanover, N.H. Then, on Friday, February 28 UMass will battle it out in the first conference match of the season against Fordham at 11 a.m.
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