Boston College captain Jake Sheehan knew all along his team had the talent to go all the way to the final of the sixth annual USTA Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center.
"We don't feel like the upset kids," said Sheehan after the Eagles outlasted UCF 26-23 in the Gold Bracket semifinals Saturday night. "We knew we had the talent. It was just about putting it all together."
Boston College will meet Georgia in the 10 a.m. Sunday final, a first for both programs at the Fall Invite that included 48 schools this year. Georgia held off Virginia Tech 24-20 in its semifinal match.
Before a 4-hour and 15-minute rain delay, Boston College pulled off a 25-22 win over two-time defending champion Florida in the quarterfinals.
USTA TENNIS ON CAMPUS FALL INVITATIONAL
At Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center
Georgia 24, Virginia Tech 20
Boston College 26, Central Florida 23
Georgia 29, North Carolina 18
Virginia Tech 22, Cornell 19
Boston College 25, Florida 22
Central Florida 26, William and Mary 16
Champion: Washington-St. Louis 25, Duke 22
Third place: Kennesaw State vs. Ohio University (late)
Fifth place: Vanderbilt 25, Connecticut 20
Seventh place: College of Charleston vs. Kentucky (late)
Louisiana State 23, Clemson 21
Georgia College 22, Cincinnati 20
Tennessee 26, Wisconsin 20
Toledo 27, Ferris State 17
Harvard 24, Johns Hopkins 14
Colorado School of Mines 29, Furman 19
Elon 27, Coastal Carolina 11
Wake Forest 25, Mercer 17
Champion: Villanova vs. James Madison (late)
Villanova 29, Tennessee-Chattanooga 23
James Madison 23, Georgia Southern 21
Dayton 30, Old Dominion 11