Boston College men’s tennis couldn’t overcome Clemson University in a close match on Friday. Victories from the doubles teams of Aidan McNulty and Alexandre Thirouin and Jeff Melvin and Kent Mukai gave BC the doubles point. On the singles side, Mukai and Kent Workman picked up matches of their own, bringing the Eagles a total of three points on the day. Alex Favrot, Luke Johnson, Robert Dudley, and Arturo Pinazo won singles matches for the Tigers to clinch the 4-3 victory.
Women’s tennis was able to claim a 4-3 victory over the University of Pittsburgh on Friday. The Eagles dropped the doubles point after Wan-Yi Sweeting and Heini Salonen were the only team to win its match, but BC made up for it in the singles matches. No. 86 Asiya Dair, No. 113 Lexi Borr, Emily Safron, and Jackie Urbinati each defeated their Panthers counterparts to secure the victory for BC. Dair and Safron won in straight sets. Sweeting and Salonen each forced her singles match to a tiebreak before ultimately losing to Pittsburgh’s Gabriela Rezende and Amber Washington, respectively.
Boston College sailing had a busy weekend, competing in four regattas over several days. On Saturday, the Eagles had strong, second-place finishes in the 35th Annual Lynne Marchiando Trophy Team Race Regatta and the Central Series 3 Fleet Race. In the Lynne Marchiando Regatta, the Eagles were unable to defeat Yale, while in the Central Series race BC was three points away from first-place Tufts. Sailing also competed in the Boston University Trophy Fleet Race, and the women raced in the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy competition. The Eagles finished seventh out of 16 teams in the BU race and seventh out of 18 in the Dellenbaugh race.
Boston College golf traveled down to Salem, S.C., for the Clemson Invitational this weekend. The men had a rough start and finished the first day with a score of 302, earning them 10th place out of 12 teams. The Eagles could not improve, finishing the tournament still in 10th place after shooting 57 above par. BC finished with a score of 921—meanwhile, first-place Clemson was three below par with a score of 861. The women also failed to succeed early, falling to 12th place after one day. BC dropped to 13th out of 14 teams after the tournament’s end with a score of 916, good for 52 above par.
Track and Field
Women’s track and field headed to Stanford, Calif., to compete in the Stanford University Invitational this weekend. Several runners qualified for the ACC Championships after strong performances at Stanford. Liv Westphal, Isabelle Kennedy, Molly McCabe, and Danielle Winslow each earned berths in the ACC Championships in the 5000-meter event, 800-meter event, and steeplechase, respectively.
Women’s rowing took on Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday, where every Eagles’ boat finished before every MIT boat. BC’s varsity-8 boat beat MIT’s by almost eight seconds, while the first boat in the second varsity-8 defeated MIT by more than 20 seconds. The margin of victory in the varsity-4 race was highest, however, as BC beat MIT by exactly 50 seconds.
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