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Linero, Athanasiadis take second place in first women’s tennis meet

All Boston University fall sports teams officially began competition last weekend when the women’s tennis team traveled to Providence, R.I., for the Brown Invitational.

From Friday to Sunday, the Terriers competed with New England competition such as Boston College, Providence College and Brown University.

Binghamton University and Rutgers University also participated in the Invitational.

BU’s most success came from the doubles pair of senior Jessi Linero and junior Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis who claimed second place in the doubles category.

The pair went 3–1 during the event, defeating teams from Binghamton, Rutgers and BC. Athanasiadis/Linero defeated the highest ranking pair at the tournament, No. 39 Alex Kelleher/Olga Khmylev of BC, in their final match 8–6.

Other Terriers that finished above .500 at the tournament were singles players sophomore Sami Lieb and freshman Lauren Davis.

Davis defeated an opponent from Binghamton. as well as one from Rutgers and finished with a record of 2–1.

Junior Kendal Drake struggled in singles play, losing all three of her matchups.

Of the three matches the London, England native played, two of which came against BC opponents, her best outing came against against BC’s Katya Vasilyev, when she lost in straight sets 6–1, 6–3.

Lieb split results to a pair of Brown Bear opponents and was victorious over a third opponent from Rutgers.

Lieb’s and Davis’ two separate pairs in the doubles category also each finished 2–2 over the weekend.

The tennis team next competes at the ITA Regional which begins on Oct. 19.

The Terriers will travel to West Point, N.Y., where they will spend five days competing in the tournament.

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