Boston College men’s tennis (2-13, 0-12) took a trip down to Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Ga. last week as the No. 13 seed in the ACC Championships. In their first match against Florida State (10-16, 2-10), the Eagles’ Cinderella dreams quickly faded. BC fell 4-0 to the No. 12 seed Seminoles in the first round of the tournament on Wednesday to end their season with an overall record of 2-13.
The Seminoles’ three singles wins came against BC’s Sean Mullins, Mason Fung, and Will Coad in the one, four, and five slots. The rest of the day’s singles matches went unfinished. On the doubles courts, BC suffered losses in the two and three slots, while the top game also went unfinished.
On the women’s side of the court, the Eagles (4-12, 2-11) fared slightly better than their male counterparts but still packed their bags after the first round of the ACC Championships. At the closure of the afternoon’s final game, BC had recorded just one point and fell 4-1 to Louisville (9-13, 3-10).
BC’s single point of the afternoon came courtesy of Kylie Wilcox, who beat Raven Neely 6-3 and 7-5 in the No. 2 slot. On the rest of the singles board, BC fell in the four, five, and six slots, while the first and third matches went unfinished.
Although Louisville ended up with the doubles point, BC put up a fight. The team of Laura Lopez and Marice Aguiar kept BC in the game, winning 6-2 over Louisville’s pair. Louisville took the doubles games in the one and three slots to get the majority and the point.
The Eagles split their squad in half for the weekend, as half the team competed in the Lake Wheeler Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. and the other group raced on the Charles River against Brown and Boston University.
BC’s first varsity eight wrapped up Saturday’s day of racing on Lake Wheeler with a second-place finish in the B final, coming in two seconds behind North Carolina and just ahead of Wisconsin’s lightweights. The second varsity boat also competed in its respective B final and narrowly placed first above the Tar Heels by around half a length.
Both boats were relegated to their B finals after placing third in their opening races and coming in second in the repechage races. Duke won the first varsity eight A final while Clemson just edged out the Blue Devils in the second varsity eight A final.
The Eagles’ home group raced in fours against Brown and BU. The Bears easily swept the three races, winning each by over 19 seconds. BU beat BC by the slimmest of margins in the first varsity four race for second place, and the Terriers also finished ahead of the Eagles in the second varsity race. Just BC and Brown entered fours in the third varsity race, and Brown won by lengths.
BC men’s golf also made the trip down south to Capital City Club in Milton, Ga. for the ACC Championships. The Eagles finished 12th in the tournament, and Nick Cummings highlighted play for BC with a 19th-place finish. BC put up a first-round score of 289, followed by a second-round score of 286, and a third-round score of 298 for a total team score of 873.
Cummings finished the final 36 holes at three under par. Teammate Patrick Wu was the second finisher for the Eagles in a tie for 41st place.
BC women’s golf posted an identical finish to its male counterpart, as the Eagles ended their season with a 12th-place finish at the ACC Championships in Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Angel Lin was the top finisher for the Eagles in a tie for 39th. Nathalie Irlbacher tied for 41st, Bibilani Liu finished tied for 44th, and Ananya Barthakur and Leah Temple Lang rounded out the scoring for BC with finishes of 54th and 58th, respectively. As a team, BC posted 131 pars and 27 birdies.
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