Feb. 9, 2014
DEDHAM, Mass. - Facing its second ranked opponent of the weekend, the Boston University women's tennis dropped three crucial tiebreakers in a hard-fought 5-2 loss to No. 68 Boston College Sunday evening at the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex.
The Eagles (5-0) avenged last year's 4-3 defeat by winning the doubles point and two of their four singles points through tiebreakers. With the loss, the Terriers drop to 3-3.
Senior Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis led BU by winning her No. 2 doubles match, 6-3, with sophomore Johanna Hyoty and rallying from a set down to defeat Katya Vasilyev in No. 3 singles, 2-6, 6-4, 10-8.
Ranked No. 17 in the ITA Northeast Region, sophomore Lauren Davis also had a quality win in singles with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 win over No. 11 Lexi Borr at No. 2.
BC's first big break came in the No. 3 doubles match when they won they edged sophomores Madison Craft and Kim McCallum, 7-6(6).
The region's No. 14 Jessica Wacnik defeated Hyoty in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, to give BC the early 2-0 lead.
The Eagles' Jennifer Ren (#4) and Heini Salonen (#5) both came out ahead in super set tiebreakers to defeat freshman Barbara Rodriguez and junior Sami Lieb, respectively.
With the team result already decided, McCallum's No. 6 singles match was shortened to one set, which BC won, 8-3.
The Terriers will next visit Brown on Saturday (Feb. 15).
#68 Boston College - 5, Boston University - 2
1. Jessica Wacnik (BC) def. Johanna Hyoty (BU): 6-3, 7-5
2. Lauren Davis (BU) def. Lexi Borr (BC): 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
3. Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis (BU) def. Katya Vasilyev (BC): 2-6, 6-4, 10-8
4. Jennifer Ren (BC) def. Barbara Rodriguez (BU): 4-6, 6-4, 10-2
5. Heini Salonen (BC) def. Sami Lieb (BU): 2-6, 7-5, 10-8
6. Emily Safron (BC) def. Kim McCallum (BU) 8-3
1. Wacnik/Borr (BC) def. Rodriguez/Davis (BU): 6-0
2. Hyoty/Athanasiadis (BU) def. Ren/Salonen (BC): 6-3
3. Vasilyev/Safron (BC) def. Madison Craft / McCallum (BU): 7-6 (8-6)