CORAL GABLES, FL – The Boston College Eagles won two doubles matches and picked up wins at first, second and fifth singles to register a 4-0 victory over Rutgers in the opening round of the 2004 BIG EAST Tournament in Coral Gables, FL.
The Scarlet Knights (13-8) will now face Syracuse in the fifth place match tomorrow, April 30, at 3:00 p.m.
Andrea Weckstein and Ketevan Shmakova went down to defeat at first doubles, 8-2, and the Eagles clinched the doubles point with a 8-1 win at third doubles.
In singles play, Weckstein retired in the third set after falling behind 3-2. BC’s Allison Ashley was victorious at second singles, while matches at third and fourth singles were not finished. Lauren Edelschein was ahead 5-4 in the second set when her match was stopped, and Helen Magomedova held a lead when her match was halted.
Szilvia Szegedi (BC) d. Andrea Weckstein (RU), 6-1, 3-2 retired
Allison Ashley (BC) d. Ketevan Shmakova (RU), 6-0, 6-2
Nida Waseem (BC) vs. Alina Balasa (RU), 6-4, 5-0 (DNF)
Jill Markowitz (RU) vs. Morgan Landes (BC), 6-2, 3-4 (DNF)
Amy Molden (BC) d. Helen Magomedova (RU), 6-2, 6-0
Emily Hellberg (BC) vs. Lauren Edelschein (RU), 6-2, 4-5 (DNF)
Hellberg/Waseem (BC) d. Weckstein/Shmakova (RU), 8-2
Ashley/Landes (BC) vs. Balasa/Markowitz (RU), 6-2 (DNF)
Szegedi/Emily Yeomans (BC) d. Magomedova/Edelshein (RU), 8-1