ROUNDUP: Sailing Finds Success
Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013 20:03
Last weekend, the Boston College sailing team traveled to Connecticut College to participate in the Wood Trophy. Finishing with 80 points, the Eagles placed third behind Connecticut College and Boston University, who each tallied 76 points in the competition. Junior Shone Bowman and classmate Shelby Hamilton led BC’s A Division team to a fourth-place showing, tallying 46 points in the effort. Sophomore Ryan Schmitz and junior Isabelle Salvaterra clinched a 34-point, first-place finish for the Eagles B Division squad.
Meanwhile, the sailing team was also busy competing at the St. Mary’s Team Race at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The third-ranked Eagles finished second with a 10-4 record, falling to Stanford, but defeating Georgetown. A multi-class effort, including freshman Erika Reineke, sophomore William Bailey, and senior Patrick Hession, propelled BC to a second-place finish in the regatta.
Yesterday, the men’s tennis squad traveled to Blacksburg, VA, to take on conference rival Virginia Tech. The home team dominated the match, as the Hokies swept the Eagles by a score of 7-0. Philip Nelson and Michael McGinnis fell to the duo of Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini as part of a perfect Hokie performance in doubles competition.
Over this past weekend, the BC crew team collected two trophies at the Jesuit Invitational on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ. For the second year in a row, the Eagles took away the Cannonball Trophy for overall points and the Robert M. Gillin, Jr. trophy for its win in the varsity eight amid a pool of Saint Joseph’s, Loyola (MD), Fairfield, and Canisius.
On Saturday evening, the women’s tennis team looked to continue its strong start to the season with a home match against Virginia Tech. Despite doubles and singles wins from freshman Heini Salonen, the Eagles fell by a final score of 4-3. BC claimed the doubles point but couldn’t find an answer to the Hokies’ dominant performance in singles competition, as the visiting team won four of six solo matches. Salonen tallied a singles win, 6-3, 6-4, over Kelly Williford while joining Olga Khymylev to win in duo competition.
A day earlier, however, women’s tennis swept Massachusetts in a 7-0 victory. The Eagles won all of their singles matches and two of three doubles matchups to clinch the doubles point. Senior classmates Kelly Barry and Alex Kelleher each notched singles victories before teaming up to win in doubles competition.