After receiving a first-round bye at the ITA/USTA Northeast Regional Championship, senior Jessica Wacnik was able to build off of her successful weekend and win the tournament with a dominant performance in the final. In two sets, Wacnik beat Hanna Yu of Yale, 6-3, 6-2, and she became the first Boston College player not only to reach a regional final in singles play, but also to win one. Over the weekend, Wacnik knocked off an opponent from Yale, before beating Alexandra D’Ascenzo of Cornell 6-3, 6-2. The senior’s next victim was Syracuse’s Valeria Salazar. Despite losing the first set 4-6, Wacnik recovered by winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-4. A Monday win over Rima Asatrian from Columbia pitted the senior against June Lee. Wacnick beat her Harvard opposition 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 en route to the final.
On the men’s side, Valdik Mushaw of St. Johns defeated Philip Nelson. Ken Mukai also suffered a defeat in the first round when Dan Richardson of Princeton sent him out of the tournament. A doubles pairing Nelson and Mukai lost its first match to Martin Svenning and Ziqi Wang. Hank Workman was also knocked out in the first round of the singles tournament when Pennsylvania’s Thomas Spratt defeated him.
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