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Weekly Sports Roundup: Week Of January 24

Women’s Tennis

Boston College women’s tennis took home its second straight win, keeping a perfect record on the season with a victory over Brown on Tuesday. 

The Eagles won two of their three doubles matches Tuesday. Hailey Wilcox and Sophia Edwards remained perfect as a pair this spring, winning 6–4. Plobrung Plipuech and Stephanie Sanchez secured BC’s second doubles win of the day with a 7–5 victory. 

Laura Lopez skipped through her singles match, taking wins in straight sets 6–1, 6–0, while Plipuech clinched the match with a three-set victory. Edwards also added to the singles sweep, rolling to a 6–3, 6–1 victory. 

Men’s Tennis

In its second match of the spring, BC men’s tennis dropped a narrow contest against St. John’s at Flushing Meadows, the grounds of the U.S. Open. The Eagles fell 4–3 in a contest that came down to the last singles match.

Max Motlagh, Will Kasten, and Juan Jose Bianchi each won their respective matches. The contest came down to the wire, with four matches ending in three sets. Motlagh’s win cut the deficit to 3–2, and Bianchi tied it at 3–3, but St. John’s overcame the late surge to walk out with the win. 

St. John’s swept the doubles matches, as Bianchi and Motlagh lost 6–4, and Matt Campbell and Jake Vassel lost 7–5.

Women’s Track and Field

BC women’s track and field competed at the John Thomas Terrier Classic held at Boston University on Friday.

In a highly competitive invitational field, Katherine Mitchell set a new BC record for the 1,000-meter run en route to victory. Mitchell broke the finish line with a time of 2:44.49, topping the 2:44.60 record previously held by Caroline King.

Anna Oeser and Kayla Smith both set new personal records in the 3,000-meter run. Oeser clocked a time of 9:23.56 to place 13th overall, while Smith finished 27th with a time of 9:47.65.

Other notable performances include Kayla Krawczyk and Marne Sullivan who placed sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 500-meter run. Isabella Bruno placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 11.62 meters.

Men’s Track and Field

BC men’s track and field competed at the John Thomas Terrier Classic on Sunday.

Jalon Williams ran the fourth-fastest 200-meter run in BC history with a time of 22.13. He also clocked a time of 6.93 in the 60 meter-dash, which placed him fifth overall. Williams made his track and field debut this season after playing cornerback for BC football in the fall. 

Marcus Manson tied his personal record in the 200-meter run with a time of 22.87. He also ran the 400-meter run, finishing with a season-best time of 50.12. 

David Scherrer set a personal record running the sixth-fastest mile in BC history at 4:04.98.

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