Roundup: Sailing Wins Conference Title


Men’s tennis ended its run in the ACC Championships with a 4-0 loss to North Carolina. After first losing its doubles point, the team lost three singles matches, allowing UNC to sweep. Two matches went unfinished, including Philip Nelson’s, who played his last match against Brayden Schnur, leaving it at 6-4, 5-3 before it was called. Matt Wagner found himself in a similar situation, serving at 30-30 in his second set at 5-4 after losing the first 6-1. But before he could get the serve off, UNC won its fourth point to end the Eagle’s season at 8-18.

The women had better luck against Virginia Tech but still fell 4-3. While Boston College lost the doubles point, it won three singles matches, each also going three rounds. Jessica Wacnik smoked Ilinca Stoica 6-3, 6-2 for an Eagles point and Lexi Borr defeated Francesca Fusinato 7-5, 6-1 for another. The third point came from Wan-Yi Sweeting, who came out victorious over Katherine Butler 6-3, 7-5. Virginia Tech could not squeeze out another point to give BC its loss. The women finished out their season with a 13-12 record.


The Eagles took to the green in North Carolina for their ACC Championship tournament in a weekend series.They finished 12th overall at +49, scoring 303 in Round 1, 311 in Round 2, and 299 in Round 3 for a grand total of 913. Freshman Patrick Hallisey led the team, with 34 pars, two consecutive birdies, and an even par on the last day of the tournament. Jon Jackopsic led the Eagles in birdies, gathering a total of eight over the weekend. Overall, BC racked up 145 pars, and 28 birdies during the three rounds of the championship.


Women’s track had a busy weekend, competing in both the Penn Relays and the Stonehill Invitational, racking up a number of team and individual victories. Highlight performances came from powerhouse Liv Westphal, who took third place in the 3,000-meter race at Penn and Madie Davidson who ran BC’s fifth-best all-time 5k to place her in second.

The Eagles could not take even more top spots at Stonehill with victories from Kathy O’Keefe in the 1,500-meter, Danna Levin in steeplechase, Julia Barron in the 400-meter hurdles, and Claudia DiSomma in the 800. The women also were close to sweeping two events, with Megan Ritchie, Margaret Mullins, and Madeline Adams taking first, second, and third in the 5,000-meter and BC sealing the first, second, fourth, sixth, and seventh places in the 800-meter. Carly Daniel also continued her strong streak with a personal best of 56.44 in the 400 to give her the second place spot. The men travelled to Penn as well to put in solid performances in the 4×800 and the DMR. The 4×800 placed 17th overall with a time of 7:46.30 and the DMR ran into the 14th spot 10:08.64.


Eagles’ sailing competed in the Morris Trophy, the Boston Dinghy Cup, and the NEISA Women’s Championship this week.The team placed third overall in the Morris Trophy, racking up a total of only 98 points and placed 10th in the Cup with a point total of 246. The women swept their Championship, with a tournament low of 161 points to seal them the top spot. With this conference victory, the women sailors are headed to the national championship at the end of May.


BC Rowing travelled down to Rhode Island to compete against URI and Boston University, and displayed strong performances against both teams. The top varsity boat finished second after URI and ahead of BU, coming in at a time of 7:09.33, just behind URI’s 7:05.82. The Varsity Four pulled out a victory two seconds ahead of BU and seven ahead of URI, and the second Varsity Four pulled out ahead of both teams for the win. The third Varsity Eight won its heat as well, giving BC its three event wins.

Featured Image by Jordan Pentaleri / Heights Graphic

April 26, 2015