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    No. 70 NC State Downed by No. 51 Boston College
    Elisha Hande
    Elisha Hande

    April 6, 2014


    DEDHAM, Mass. - The NC State women's tennis team was downed 7-0 by the Boston College Eagles on Sunday night at the Dedham Health and Athletic Complex.

    The match opened with the Eagles winning the doubles point with victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Joelle Kissell and Sophie Nelson fell to BC's No. 1 doubles duo of Jessica Wacnik and Lexi Borr, 8-2, while Elisha Hande and Natalia Janowicz, playing their second match together, came up short against Wan-Yi Sweeting and Katya Vasilyev from the No. 3 spot, 8-4. Rachael James-Baker and Liza Fieldsend lost to Jennifer Ren and Heini Salonen, 8-6 in the third doubles match.

    In singles play, Kissell fell 6-2, 6-2 to Wacnik from the No. 1 spot, while James-Baker dropped a tightly-contested match at No. 2 singles to Vasilyev, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-6). Fieldsend, playing No. 3 singles for the first time this year, dropped her match to Borr, 6-4, 6-1 while Hande was outlasted by Salonen, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7).

    In the final two matches of the day, Emily Safron defeated Nelson, 6-2, 6-2 from the No. 5 spot in the order, while Janowicz fell in a one set match to Sweeting, 8-2 from the No. 6 position.

    The Wolfpack will host No. 3 Virginia and No. 24 Notre Dame this upcoming weekend, Saturday, April 12th and 13th at the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium. The matches are the final tow home contests for State, as Senior Day festivities are set for Sunday's match versus the Fighting Irish.



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