No. 10 Syracuse loses 2nd-straight match, upset by Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on February 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.educenter_img Syracuse reached its highest ITA ranking in program history on Wednesday, coming in at No. 10. Since then, the Orange (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) have lost two-straight. Following a loss on Friday to No. 19 Virginia, SU couldn’t get by Boston College (7-0, 1-0) on the road Sunday in Chestnut Hill, 4-3. Things got off to a rocky start for the Orange as Boston College’s duo of Dasha Possokhova and Elene Tsokilauri took down SU’s Sofya Golubovskaya and Sofya Treshcheva, 6-3. While Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were able to win their match, 7-5, Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova would then drop their matchup to give up the doubles point.No. 43 Knutson then struggled against BC’s Yufei Long, losing in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Already up 2-0, Boston College collected another point as Ramirez lost in three sets. Ramirez won her first set 6-3 before losing the next two, 6-3 and 6-4. But then SU made a run. No. 92 Golubovskaya took Kylie Wilcox into three sets and won 6-4. Yusupova also was forced into three sets but came out with a critical 7-5 third set win. Down 3-2, Treshcheva pulled out a win in straight sets — 6-3, 6-2. That put the match in the hands of Hegab and Boston College’s Laura Lopez. Hegab won the clinching point in both matches last week, but couldn’t muster a comeback on Sunday. She lost in two sets — 7-6, 6-3 — giving BC the 4-3 match win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will look to get back on track next weekend in Seattle for the ITA National Indoor Championships.last_img read more

Chelsea name Zola as Sarri’s right-hand man

first_imgHe also won the Super Cup, two FA Cups and the League Cup.“For me it is an amazing thing. I am very willing to work hard because it is going to be a difficult challenge but I am pleased to be here, and to work hard with Maurizio to be successful,” Zola said.“It would be great to be successful with Maurizio and for the club and I will give my best, as I did in the past as a player, so I will give my best in my new position.“I am very much looking forward to the challenge in general. I would love us to start well and we are all very excited to start this new adventure.”Zola also played club football for Napoli and Parma and won 35 caps for Italy.As a coach, he has managed West Ham, Watford and Birmingham City who he left in April 2017 with the team just above the relegation zone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Back at the Bridge: Gianfranco Zola © AFP / IAN KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 19 – Gianfranco Zola was Wednesday named as assistant coach to new manager Maurizio Sarri, marking a return to the club where he spent seven years as a player, the Premier League outfit announced.Zola, 52, played for the Londoners from 1996 until 2003, scoring 80 goals, including the winner in the 1998 European Cup Winners Cup final.last_img read more