BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College senior Rebecca Stone (Dover, Mass.) collected wins at number three singles and number two doubles but it wasn't enough as the Beavers fell to Wesleyan University, 7-2, this afternoon in non-conference women's tennis action at the Farwell Courts. The Cardinals took two of the three doubles matches and then grabbed wins in five of the six singles matches to secure the victory.
With its second straight win, Wesleyan moves to 5-3 on the season, while the loss drops Babson to 12-7.
The Cardinals took a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition, picking up wins at the number one and number three slots. The pairing of sophomore Grace Smith (Chicago, Ill.) and senior Sarah Miller (Milton, Mass.) beat Babson's duo of first-year Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) and sophomore Sarah Whitaker (Dellwood, Minn.) 8-6 at number one doubles while Wesleyan first-years Madison Hartley (Charlotte, Vt.) and Lauren Jacobs (Sudbury, Mass.) upended the Beavers' Victoria Lorido (Miami, Fla.) and Courtney Fischer (Greenwich, Conn.) 8-4 in the third doubles match.
Stone and fellow senior Ashley Lake (Brockton, Mass.) collected their eighth straight win at number two doubles, outlasting the Cardinals' Genevieve Aniello (Hadley, Mass.) and Kiley Robbins (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 8-5 to get Babson on the board.
Stone continued her strong play, besting Aniello again, with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 win at number three singles to pick up her 12th dual match singles win of the season. Freeman and Smith went toe-to-toe at number one singles, splitting the first two sets before Smith won the match in a third set superbreaker, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3). First-year Minte Tamoshunas (Pittsford, N.Y.) also went three sets for Babson at number four singles, falling 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 1-0 (10-7) to Robbins.
Wesleyan would take the three other singles matches in straight sets as Miller defeated Whitaker 6-2, 6-2 at the number two slot, Hartley beat senior Monica Mercer (Woodinville, Wash.) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) at number five, and Jacobs upended Ferraro 6-3, 7-5 at number six singles.
Babson returns to action on Friday afternoon when they host Salve Regina to wrap up the season at 3:30p.m., while Wesleyan travels to Hamilton College for a NESCAC match on Sunday afternoon at 1:00p.m.