A whole lot of tennis was played this weekend while a big fencing story is about to get underway in the weekly recap.
This is more of a reminder than anything, but Ella Morgan will be taking place in the NCAA Fencing Championship this coming weekend when she competes in epee. The event is scheduled to start on Thursday the 22nd and run until Sunday the 25th. Best of luck to Ella and congrats on an already fantastic season!
It was another busy weekend on the courts for the men’s and women’s tennis teams, with both facing off with two ACC opponents as conference play continues to roll on.
The women’s side faced took a tough 7-0 loss to Duke on Friday before bouncing back and picking up their first ACC win of the season with a 4-3 victory over Clemson on Sunday. The doubles pairing of Jackie Urbinati and Elene Tsokilauri won the decisive match for the Eagles, knocking off Clemson’s duo 7-5. Urbinati also won her singles match on the day, joining Natasha Irani as the only Eagles to do so. The Eagles were swept cleanly on Friday, with Duke living up to their #3 ranking. BC will have another Friday/Sunday weekend, facing Louisville on Friday before breaking up conference play with a pair of matches against Bryant and UConn on Sunday.
The men, meanwhile, continue to look for their first ACC win after dropping matches to Virginia (5-2) and Louisville (6-1) over the weekend. Kent Mukai was the only Eagle to pick up multiple victories on the weekend, with a singles win on Sunday following up a doubles win on Friday. Chris Grasel and Markus Nordby were the only other Eagles to win singles victories on the weekend. The conference schedule continues for BC this weekend when they host Virginia Tech before taking on Duke in Weymouth, Mass.