Women's Tennis Falls To No. 24 Brandeis, 7-2

BABSON PARK, Mass.—After taking two of three doubles matches, 24th-ranked Brandeis University picked up wins in five of six singles matches en route to a 7-2 triumph over Babson College in non-conference women's tennis action on Wednesday afternoon at the Farwell Courts.

With the win, Brandeis moves to 4-7 on the year, while Babson, which was playing in its first match of the spring, is now 9-7 overall.

Sophomore Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.), who leads the Beavers in both singles and double victories, continued her strong 2013-14 campaign picking up points in both her matches. She teamed with junior Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) for an 8-6 win at number two doubles, and then earned the Green and White's lone singles point with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Judges' senior Alexa Katz (Philadelphia, Pa.) at fifth singles.

Babson junior Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) dropped a first set tiebreaker in a 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 loss to junior All-American Carley Cooke (San Diego, Calif.), while senior Sarah Whitaker (Dellwood, Minn.) rallied from a set down before falling 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) in a third-set super breaker against senior Allyson Bernstein (Northbrook, Ill.) of Brandeis.

First-year Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) lost 6-3, 6-2 at number three singles, Ferraro was beaten 7-5, 6-2 at number four, and junior Courtney Fischer (Greenwich, Conn.) dropped a 6-3, 6-0 decision at number six for the Beavers.

Both teams return to action on Friday at 2 p.m. in the first round of the Nor'Easter Bowl hosted by Wellesley College. Babson will take on nationally-ranked Amherst, while Brandeis faces Skidmore.

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