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WTEN: Carolina eases past Boston College in ACC opener

Posted February 21

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— No. 6 North Carolina had little trouble with Boston College on Friday afternoon, winning 6-1 in the ACC opener for both clubs from the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

North Carolina (9-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) cruised in doubles to take a 1-0 lead. Jamie Loeb and Ashley Dai won 8-1 at #2 singles. Teammates Caroline Price and Whitney Kay finished about 20 seconds later with an 8-3 victory to clinch the first point of the match.

Kate Vialle continued her fine play, winning 6-0, 6-1, at #5 singles. Moments later, Caroline Price did the same at #4 singles with a 6-2, 6-1, victory.

No. 1 ranked Jamie Loeb prevailed in a tough match at #1 singles, 6-4, 6-4, to clinch the match for the Tar Heels.

No. 8 Hayley Carter fell behind 0-5 in the opening set at #2 singles, but rallied to win 7-5. She continued that momentum with a 6-1 win in the second set for the victory.

Tessa Lyons was next to finish at #6 singles, earning a come-from-behind victory, 2-6, 6-2, 10-4.

Carolina hosts NC State on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Boston College vs North Carolina
2/21/2014 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
(Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)

#6 North Carolina 6, #62 Boston College 1

Singles competition
1. #1 Jamie Loeb (NC) def. Jessica Wacnik (BC) 6-4, 6-4
2. #8 Hayley Carter (NC) def. Lexi Borr (BC) 7-5, 6-1
3. Katya Vasilyev (BC) def. #69 Whitney Kay (NC) 6-3, 6-2
4. #67 Caroline Price (NC) def. Jennifer Ren (BC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Kate Vialle (NC) def. Heini Salonen (BC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Tessa Lyons (NC) def. Emily Safron (BC) 2-6, 6-2, 10-4

Doubles competition
1. #12 Caroline Price/Whitney Kay (NC) def. Jessica Wacnik/Lexi Borr (BC) 8-3
2. Jamie Loeb/Ashley Dai (NC) def. Jennifer Ren/Heini Salonen (BC) 8-1
3. Kate Vialle/Laura Slater (NC) vs. Emily Safron/Katya Vasilyev (BC) 7-2, unfinished

Match Notes:
Boston College 7-1, 0-1; National ranking #62
North Carolina 9-2, 1-0; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,4,1,2,6,3)
T-2:45 A-43

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