March 2, 2014
Results: William & Mary (W, 4-3) | #66 VCU (L, 4-0)
RICHMOND, Va. - Making its first trek south this dual season, the Boston University women's tennis team pulled out a thrilling 4-3 victory over previously ranked William and Mary before dropping a 4-0 decision at No. 66 VCU during the weekend. With the split, the Terriers move to 5-5.
On Saturday afternoon against the defending CAA champs, BU won two of three doubles matches for the first point and then captured all three of its singles points in three-set matches. The Tribe (3-10) was ranked as high as No. 40 back in January and was No. 55 just a week prior to hosting the Terriers.
Featuring two ranked individuals on Sunday morning, the Rams (6-5) were as high as No. 39 at the start of the dual season and were sitting at No. 47 before falling to No. 66 on Monday. They pulled out a hard-fought doubles point and then with the help of an injury default claimed the next three singles points in straight sets.
The other three singles matches were called once VCU earned the team victory, which prevented sophomore Johanna Hyoty from having the opportunity to pull off an upset in the No. 2 slot.
Hyoty had a stellar weekend for the Terriers. She teamed with senior Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis for a thrilling 8-7(4) win at No. 2 doubles to help BU capture a critical point against the Tribe. She then rallied from a set down to defeat Leeza Menchinov, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 2 singles.
One day later at VCU, she and Athanasiadis proved victorious again with an 8-5 win in No. 2 doubles. Hyoty then led No. 115 Yukako Noi, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 when her match was halted.
Athanasiadis also had a successful day against the Tribe, rallying from a set down at No. 3 singles for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory. Sophomore Kim McCallum contributed in the other two matches, first pulling out a dominating 8-2 decision at No. 3 doubles with classmate Madison Craft.
McCallum then posted a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles to help BU pull out the one-point victory.
The Terriers will next fly to Miami, Fla., for a spring break trip. They will start the visit against Middle Tennessee State on Monday, March 10, in Miami, Fla.
Boston University - 4, William and Mary - 3
1) #95 Maria Belaya (W&M) def. Lauren Davis (BU) - 7-6, 6-2
2) Johanna Hyoty (BU) def. Leeza Nemchinov (W&M) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
3) Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis (BU) def. Nabila Farah (W&M) - 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
4) Mélanie Roy (W&M) def. Barbara Rodriguez (BU) - 6-2, 6-3
5) Sydney Smith (W&M) def. Sami Lieb (BU) - 7-6, 6-2
6) Kim McCallum (BU) def. Julia Casselbury (W&M) - 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
1) Faray/Roy (W&M) def. Davis/Rodriguez (BU) - 8-4
2) Hyoty/Athanasiadis (BU) def. Nemchinov/Casselbury (W&M) - 8-7 (4)
3) Madison Craft / McCallum (BU) def. Lee/Smith (W&M) - 8-2
#66 VCU - 4, Boston University - 0
1) #73 Cindy Chala (VCU) def. Lauren Davis (BU): 6-2, injury default
2) Johanna Hyoty (BU) led #115 Yukako Noi (VCU): 6-2, 2-6, 1-0
3) Daria Yakauleva (VCU) led Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis (BU): 6-2, 5-5
4) Salome Kvitashvili (VCU) def. Barbara Rodriguez (BU): 6-3, 6-0
5) Olga Barscheuskaya (VCU) def. Sami Lieb (BU): 6-2, 6-3
6) Ludivine Burguiere (VCU) led Kim McCallum (BU): 6-2
1) Barscheuskaya/Yakauleva (VCU) def. Davis/Rodriguez (BU): 8-4
2) Hyoty/Athanasiadis (BU) def. Chala/Burguiere (VCU): 8-5
3) Kvitashvili/Terteac (VCU) def. Madison Craft / McCallum (BU): 8-5