BABSON PARK, Mass.—Five different players won in both singles and doubles, and Babson College dropped just one game in nine matches on its way to a 9-0 victory over visiting Clark University in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Wednesday afternoon at Farwell Courts.
Babson, which has won seven consecutive matches going back to last season, is now 6-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play, while Clark drops to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
The Beavers wasted little time in taking control of the match with three lopsided wins in doubles. Senior Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) and first-year Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) cruised to an 8-0 triumph at number one, while the duos of senior Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) and junior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) at number two and sophomore Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) and first-year Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) at number three both produced matching 8-0 results.
Freeman won her seventh consecutive match at number one singles with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Cougars' first-year Isabelle Long (Bellevue, Wash.), and the Green and White shut out its opponents in each of the other five matches. Ferraro defeated senior Sarah Clay (Ossipee, N.H.) at number three for her sixth straight win, while Foster moved to 6-0 on the year with a win over Clark first-year Misa Mai (Sanford, Maine) at number four.
Paolino collected the first win of her career at number two singles, Weick moved to 3-0 on the season with a triumph at number five, and first-year Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) was victorious for the second match in a row at number six as the Beavers completed their fifth shutout win in six matches this fall.
Babson returns to action on Sunday when it travels to Endicott College for a 12 p.m. match, while Clark will play its second straight road match at Becker College at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
MATCH NOTES: Babson is now 20-2 against Clark going back to 1994 and has won 16 straight matches against the Cougars since 2000…at 6-0, the Beavers are off to the program's fourth-best start dating back to 1994…Babson's seven-match winning streak is its longest since the 2011 season…the Beavers are now 19-4 at Farwell Courts in the month of September going back to 2011.