WEYMOUTH, MA – The Army West Point women’s tennis team kicked off the 2021 season against Boston College on Friday afternoon. The Black Knights picked up their first loss of the year in a tough 7-0 matchup against a very good Eagles roster.
Army got off to a strong start, forcing doubles competition to come down to the No. 3 slot.
After starting at a 1-0 deficit, the Black Knights No. 1 doubles team, Ana Joyner and Sam DiMaio, swung the favor back into Army’s court with a nail biter, clinching a 7-6 victory over Kylie Wilcox and her partner Yufei Long, who closed out the year ranked No. 38 in the nation. Despite a valiant effort, the freshman duo of Carolyn Ahn and Justine Dondonay just missed a victory in the final matchup, losing 7-6 to Sophia Edwards and Loren Haukova, giving Boston College the doubles point.
The Black Knights tried to regain the lead in singles play, however a dominant Boston College singles lineup moved ahead for the 7-0 victory.
How It Happened:
Ana Joyner/Sam DiMaio def. Kylie Wilcox/Yufei Long, 7-6
Laura Lopez/Marice Aguiar def. Elizabeth Gilbert/Anna Loureiro, 1-6
Sophia Edwards/Loren Haukova def. Carolyn Ahn/Justine Dondonay, 6-7
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
Yufei Long def. Ana Joyner: 2-6, 4-6
Kylie Wilcox def. Sam DiMaio: 2-6, 1-6
Natasha Irani def. Elizabeth Gilbert: 1-6, 0-6
Marice Aguiar def. Justine Dondonay: 4-6, 2-6
Laura Lopez def. Carolyn Ahn: 4-6, 2-6
Sophia Edwards def. Anna Loureiro: 3-6, 1-6
Order of finish: 2, 3, 6, 4, 5, 1
Up next the Black Knights are back in action this Saturday, Feb. 13 where they will head to Syracuse University for a 2 p.m. matchup.