Women's Tennis

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Women's Tennis Sweeps Nichols, Colby-Sawyer

Women's Tennis Sweeps Nichols, Colby-Sawyer

BABSON PARK, Mass.--The Babson College Women's Tennis team ran their record to 3-0 Sunday, sweeping a tri-match with a 6-3 morning victory over Nichols College and a 9-0 afternoon sweep over Colby-Sawyer College at Farwell Courts.
 
The Beavers got off to a fast start Sunday morning with the number two doubles team of Rebecca Stone (Dover, Mass.) and Minte Tamoshunas (Pittsford, N.Y.), and the number three doubles team of Monica Mercer (Woodinville, Wash.) and Ashley Lake (Brockton, Mass.) earning quick victories. Stone and Tamoshunas defeated Jillian McQuiggan (Weymouth, Mass.) and Chelsea Miller (Salem, Conn.) of Nichols College, 8-2. Mercer and Lake got past Alexandra Cifone (Bristol, Conn.) and Kelsey Peterson (Fairbanks, Alaska), 8-1. Babson's number one doubles team of Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) and Sarah Whitaker (Dellwood, Minn.) dropped an 8-4 decision to the Bison's Anna Dyakiv (Amsterdam, N.Y.) and Lindsay Benoit (Holden, Mass.). Benoit and Dyakiv also earned victories in the number one and two singles matches for Nichols. Benoit slippled past Whitaker 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 10-7 (third set superbreaker) in a match that lasted nearly three hours. Babson picked up singles victories at positions three through six from Stone, Mikaela Stamas (Northborough, Mass.), Tamoshunas, and Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gabels, Fla.), all in straight sets.
 
Babson made quick work of Colby-Sawyer in their afternoon match as Freeman and Whitaker defeated Claire Toffey (Barnstable, Mass.) and Liz Lincoln (Plymouth, Mass.) at number one doubles, 8-1. Lake and Mercer got past Siobhan Masse (Southbridge, Mass.) and Kathleen Rogers (Falls Village, Conn.)  at number two doubles, 8-2, and Victoria Lorido (Miami, Fla.) and Ferraro beat the Chargers' Ellen Graham (Newburyport, Mass.) and Ari Marks (Grantham, N.H.) at number three doubles, 8-2. Stone, Stamas, Tamoshunas, Courtney Fischer (Greenwich, Conn.), Lake, and Christina Soras (Closter, N.J.) all picked up straight set victories to complete the sweep.
 
Nichols and Colby-Sawyer both return to action on Wednesday, September 7. The Bison will travel to Wheaton College, while the Chargers will host in-state rival Plymouth State.Babson returns to the hardcourts on Tuesday, September 6 when they travel into Boston to take on Simmons College in a 4:00pm match.

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