WALTHAM, Mass.—Nationally-ranked Brandeis University swept three doubles matches and then picked up victories in five of the six singles matches to defeat visiting Babson College 8-1 on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference women's tennis action at the Reiger Tennis Courts.
With its second straight win Brandeis improves to 4-4 on the season while Babson, which has dropped four straight matches, falls to 9-9.
Playing in her first match since 2011, junior Inna Loseva (Riga, Latvia) earned the lone point for the Beavers, picking up a 6-4, 6-3, victory over Emily Eska (Princeton, Mass.) of Brandeis at number six singles. Sophomores Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) and Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) each fell 6-4, 6-1 at number one and two singles, respectively, while classmate Minte Tamoshunas (Pittsford, N.Y.) lost 6-4, 6-3 to sophomore Simone Vandroff (Moss Beach, Calif.) at number three singles. Senior Victoria Lorido (Miami, Fla.) dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision in the fourth singles match and sophomore Courtney Fishcher (Greenwich, Conn.) fell 6-3, 6-2 at number five singles.
The Judges, ranked 23rd in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III poll, breezed through the doubles matches as the duo of senior Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y.) and sophomore Carley Cooke (San Diego, Calif.) topped Freeman and Ferraro 8-5 at number one before the pairing of junior Roberta Bergstein (Hingham, Mass.) and Vandroff beat Lorido and Tamoshunas 8-4 at number two doubles. Juniors Marissa Lazar (Hewlett, N.Y.) and Allyson Bernstein (Northbrook, Ill.) turned back Loseva and Fischer 8-4 at number three doubles to start the match with a 3-0 advantage.
Babson returns to action when they travel to Connecticut College next Tuesday in a 4:00pm start next Tuesday, April 2. Brandeis will be off for more than a week before hosting the Nor'Easter Bowl from April 5-7 in Waltham.