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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

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It was another busy week for Olympic sports on the Heights, so let’s dive right into it.

TENNIS

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both had multiple matches over the weekend, with the men going 1-2 in their three contests while the women settled for an even 1-1 split.

The men’s team sandwiched a 6-1 Friday afternoon win over St. Francis between a close conference loss to Notre Dame (4-3) and a Saturday defeat at the hands of South Florida (4-1). Derek Austin combined for three wins over the weekend while one of his doubles partners, Sean Mullins, won two of his own. The weekend drops BC to 2-2 on the young season and 0-1 in ACC play. They’ll be back at it with three more out of conference matches this weekend, starting with a Friday clash with the University of Southern New Hampshire.

The women’s side also had a mixed bag of a weekend, dropping a close 4-3 match to William & Mary after knocking of Dartmouth 5-2. The Eagles win over Dartmouth was their first since the spring of 2014, and was lead by Jackie Urbinati, who recorded both a singles and doubles victory on the day. None of the Eagles were able to replicate Urbinati’s success against William & Mary, however, with the team coming up just short in their attempt at a weekend sweep. BC will be back on the court twice this weekend, starting on Friday when they will be looking for their first ACC win of the season when they take on Syracuse.

FENCING

The women’s fencing team enjoyed a perfect weekend at the Eric Sollee Invitational, with the Eagles taking down teams from Haverford, Stevens Tech, NJIT, Hunter College, and NYU in route to a 5-0 tournament. Laura Donovan and Ella Morgan were the top performers of the day for BC while Amanda Lewis helped clinch a perfect weekend in a close final match that gave BC a one point win over NYU.

The men’s side had a tougher go of it at the Eric Sollee Invitational, going just 2-3 against the same teams, picking up wins over Haverford and Hunter. Cam Moyer had a solid showing for the Eagles who will next have both teams taking part in the Fencing Beanpot on February 14th.

SKIING

Senior Carter Robinson managed to crack the top 10 in the men’s Giant Slalom at the Vermont Winter Carnival this weekend, good for his second best finish in his career as well as his second consecutive top 10. Parker Biele was the best Eagle on the women’s side of the Giant Slalom, finishing in 18th in a field of 72. It was a bit rougher for both the men’s and women’s teams in the Slalom event, with neither side placing a finisher above 31st. Next up for the Eagles is a trip to New Hampshire, where they will take part in this weekend’s Dartmouth Carnival