Chestnut Hill, Mass.- The Yale women's tennis (1-1) fell in a tight one to Boston College (4-0) early Sunday afternoon, ending their weekend with a split after beating Fordham on Friday.
Doubles set the tone for what would be a close match up and down the board. Jessie Gong and Samantha Martinelli started with a 6-4 victory to put the team in position to seize the doubles point. Caroline Amos and Kathy Wang fought their way to a tiebreak, though were unable to win it. With doubles knotted at one all, all eyes were on the No. 2 matchup, where Caroline Dunleavy and Raissa Lou ended up losing a tight set, 7-5, giving the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.
The team looked to regain the moment in singles and started it out on the right foot, with Martinelli cruising to a straight sets victory in the No. 1 spot. The Bulldogs split the next two, with Dunleavy losing in straights and Gong winning 6-0, 6-4. With the score at two all, they lost the next three, with the final two losses coming in deciding sets.
The Bulldogs will look to rebound next week with a Saturday home match against Drexel.
Final Results: BC 5, Yale 2
Gong/Martinelli (Y) d. Urbinati/Wilcox (F) 6-4
Long/Lopez (BC) d. Dunleavy/Lou (Y) 7-5
Irani/Possokhova (BC) d. Amos/Wang (Y) 7-6(0)
Order of finish (1, 3, 2)
Martinelli (Y) d. Wilcox (BC) 6-4, 6-2
Long (BC) d. Dunleavy (Y) 6-1, 6-3
Urbinati (BC) d. Lou (Y) 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3
Gong (Y) d. Irani (BC) 6-0, 6-4
Possokova (BC) d. Wang (Y) 6-3, 7-5
Lopez (BC) d. Yang (Y) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4
Order of finish (1, 2, 4, 5, 3, 6)