Women's Tennis

Tennis Prepares For Challenging Match Against Boston College

Iris Raileanu will compete in her first dual meet against the ACC opponent this Sunday.

Iris Raileanu will compete in her first dual meet against the ACC opponent this Sunday.

Feb. 13, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass tennis team gears up for a dual match against undefeated Boston College on Sunday, February 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Bay Road Tennis Center. The Eagles previously recorded wins over Brown, Dartmouth, Albany, Georgetown and Boston University earlier in the spring season.

The contest will be a good test for the squad as the Eagles have consistently challenged the Minutewomen since the teams' first ever meeting in 1975. Boston College holds a 18-2 record against UMass including a 7-0 victory that the Eagles posted last spring on March 15, 2013. Last season, Boston College competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships where the squad fell 4-1 to North Carolina State.

The Eagles' roster consists of two freshmen, four sophomores, and two juniors, including three international players from England, Finland and Singapore. What the Eagles lack in seniority they make up for in talent with strong players in both singles and doubles play. Junior Jessica Wacnik plays alongside rookie Lexi Borr where the tandem has posted consistent wins thus far on the season. Rounding out the doubles lineup for Boston College is Jennifer Ren, Heini Salonen, Katya Vasilyev and Wan-Yi Sweeting.

The weekend forecast predicts a clear afternoon despite Thursday's large snowfall that forced the Minutewomen to cancel their Friday match against Army. Sunday looks to be sunny with a high of 26 degrees and a zero percent chance of precipitation.

Sunday marks the last home dual match for the Minutewomen for nearly two months. UMass returns home on Friday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. to square off against conference opponent Saint Joseph's. Following this weekend's contest with Boston College, the Minutewomen will travel to Hanover N.H. to face Dartmouth on Wednesday, February 26 at 4 p.m.



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