BEVERLY, Mass.—Five different players earned points in both singles and doubles as visiting Babson College defeated Endicott College, 8-1, in non-conference women's tennis action on Sunday afternoon at the South Campus Courts.
With its eighth consecutive victory going back to last season, Babson is now 7-0 on the year, while Endicott, which had won six straight matches, drops to 7-2.
The Beavers, who are now 3-0 all-time against the Gulls, took a 2-1 lead after doubles play before winning all six singles matches in straight sets. Senior Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) and first-year Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) stayed undefeated with an 8-2 win at number one, while first-years Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) picked up their sixth victory of the year with an 8-4 result at number three.
Endicott's lone point of the match came from senior Amy Heacox (Marion, Mass.) and first-year Dayna Reilley (Swansea, Mass.), who turned back the Babson duo of senior Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) and junior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.), 8-5, at number two doubles.
First-year Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) gave the Green and White its first victory in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph at number six, while Paolino extended the lead with a 6-1, 6-2 win at number five singles. Freeman clinched the match for the Beavers with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Heacox at number one singles to collect her eighth straight win going back to last spring.
Akgul breezed to a 6-2, 6-1 win at number two singles, Quenard had little trouble in a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at number three, and Ferraro wrapped up the match with a 6-0, 6-2 victory at number four.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday as it travels to nationally-ranked MIT in a battle of New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) unbeatens, while Endicott hosts Emerson College on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.