Here’s a look at some of the Olympic sports that took place around BC in the last week.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams were in action in the last week. The men’s side continued their recent rough patch, dropping a Thursday match to Clemson 6-1 and a Saturday showdown with NC State 5-2. The two losses brought the Eagles’ losing streak to seven, and they have not won a match since a win over California Irvine in early March. Sean Mullins won three victories over the weekend, taking two wins in singles and going 1-1 in doubles. The Eagles will look to right the ship on Sunday when they host North Carolina.
The women’s side split in their two ACC contests, falling 4-3 to Virginia Tech on Friday before scoring a 5-2 win against Pitt on Sunday. No Eagle won more than one singles matchup over the course of the weekend, but the doubles pairing of Natasha Irani and Asiya Dair was perfect in their two doubles matchup to help lead BC to their win on Sunday. BC is now 11-7 on the season and 3-6 in ACC play, a record they will look to improve on when they travel to face Miami and Florida State this weekend.
BC’s rowing team took place in the BC-MIT Cup over the weekend, taking first place in three of the four events to win the event. Competing against teams from MIT and the BU Lightweights, the Eagles took first in the varsity four and the second varsity eight while their varsity eight finished ahead of MIT’s boat in order to take the Cup back to BC after losing it in 2017. The Eagles will have a busy weekend coming up when they face the BU Overweights on Saturday before taking place in the Irving-Christianson Cup on Sunday.
Golf and Sailing seasons have been underway for the past few weeks at Boston College despite not appearing in this column. Going forward, they will be featured along with the other Olympic sports on a weekly basis.