BABSON PARK, Mass.—Trinity College took two out of three doubles matches and then collected straight-set wins in all six singles matches to defeat Babson College 8-1 in non-conference women's tennis action this afternoon at the Farwell Courts.
The double duo of seniors Ashley Lake (Brockton, Mass.) and Rebecca Stone (Dover, Mass.) earned the Beavers' only point of the afternoon, winning their number two doubles match over Frances Cameron (Mill Valley, Calif.) and Kelsey Semrod (Princeton, N.J.), 8-5. With the victory, their sixth straight together as partners, Lake and Stone remained undefeated as doubles partners this season. Lake also raised her overall doubles record to 13-2 in dual matches this year.
The Bantams picked up victories at number one and number three doubles to take an early 2-1 advantage. Their top pairing of Hillary Hoyt (New York, N.Y.) and Senzosihle Mauve-Maphisa (Bulawo, Zimbabwe) slipped past Babson's Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass) and Sarah Whitaker (Dellwood, Minn.) 8-6, while Regan Cherna (Bronxville, N.Y.) and Elizabeth Gerber (Bethesda, Md.) beat Minte Tamoshunas (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) 8-1 at number three doubles.
Trinity (5-3) kept its momentum going, taking all six matches in straight sets. Babson senior Monica Mercer (Woodinville, Wash.) played Gerber tough at number five singles, reaching a second-set tie break after dropping the first set before falling 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). The loss snapped Mercer's personal three-match winning streak. Ferraro also dropped a tight match for the Beavers, falling 6-2, 7-5 to Cameron at number six singles.
The Bantams picked victories from Hoyt, Muave-Maphisa, Cherna, and Semard at number one through four singles, respectively, and have now won four of their last five matches.
Babson (11-6) is back in action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to face Simmons College at 2:00p.m. Trinity College will also be on the road Saturday as they travel to take on NESCAC foe Connecticut College at 11:00a.m.