The Boston College women’s tennis team opened the spring dual season on Saturday in Virginia, dropping a 4-3 contest to the #23 team in the country. The Eagles entered the season unranked, but with two of the top ranked players in the Northeast (Asiya Dair and Lexi Borr).
The Eagles lost all three doubles matches, but split the singles matches 3-3 with Virginia.
Senior Lexi Borr was the first winner for Boston College, playing a terrific game against Virginia’s Rosie Johanson. Johanson is the 79th ranked player in the NCAA. Borr defeated Johnson in straight sets, both of which were 6-4.
Dasha Possokhova, a freshman, earned her first career dual single victory on Saturday. She defeated Chloe Gullickson (daughter of former MLB pitcher, Bill Gullickson) with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 victory.
Emily Safron earned BC’s final victory, with an easy 6-1, 6-2 win. She played against Camille Favero, a freshman on Virginia’s squad.
The other matches were all losses for BC, although some were fairly close. In singles play Asiya Dair (ranked #103 in the country) lost in straight sets (6-2, 6-3), freshman Kylie Wilcox lost 6-1, 6-3 to #124 ranked Meghan Kelley, and Elene Tsokilauri lost a close game to Hunter Bleser with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 defeat. In doubles play Borr and Possokhova lost an unfinished game 4-3, Jackie Urbinati and Kylie Wilcox fell 6-1, and Dair and Safron suffered a 6-0 loss.
The Eagles return to action on Thursday in New Haven to take on Yale.