The Boston University tennis teams struggled over spring break, as the women’s team dropped both of its meets and the men’s team went 1-3.
The women’s team (4-6) dropped its fifth and sixth straight matches after losing to Rutgers University and No. 74 College of Charleston, respectively.
During the meet with Rutgers, sophomore Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis and classmate Amelia Martinez won two of the total six singles matches. Junior Vivien Laszloffy and senior Petra Santini earned BU’s lone doubles win.
Two days later, the Terriers fell again when they competed against Charleston. Athanasiadis and Martinez, along with freshman Sami Lieb, won BU’s only matches of the game. All of three of them were in singles action.
Meanwhile, the men’s team (1-11) started off spring break in a tough match with Loyala Marymount University. The Terriers’ only win of the meet came from senior Alex Green and junior Alex Hallenbeck in the third doubles match.
Two days later, the team lost to Farleigh Dickinson University, where BU earned just two wins, both in singles action.
The Terriers earned their first win of the season on March 15 when they defeated Western Illinois University, winning every match.
BU could not create a win streak, however, as BU fell to Gonzaga University the next day. Freshman Emilio Teran had the only BU win of the meet.
Sophomore heavyweight Kevin Innis had shined all season long for the Boston University wrestling team, but he could not make the season last longer for himself late last week. He dropped his final decision of the season to Arizona State University’s Levi Cooper, 5-1, on day two of the NCAA Championships.
Innis earned a spot in day two of the NCAA championships thanks to a 5-3 overtime victory over University of Pittsburgh’s P.J. Tasser on Thursday. Innis lost 17-2 in a technical fall to Oregon State University’s Clayton Jack later that day, which set up Innis’ bout with Cooper.
Cooper, the Pacific-12 Conference runner-up, earned a takedown a minute into the match and Innis was never came back.
Innis and junior Kyle Czarnecki made their NCAA championship debuts, giving BU a total of five wrestlers on its current roster with NCAA tournament experience.