WALTHAM, Mass.—Fourth-ranked Amherst College raced out to a 3-0 lead after doubles en route to a 9-0 victory over No. 21 Babson College in non-conference women's tennis action at the Gosman Center on Friday afternoon.
With the win, Amherst is now 6-1 on the year, while Babson drops to 15-5 overall.
Seniors Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) and Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) and junior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) and first-year Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) lost 8-1 at number one and two doubles, respectively, while sophomore Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) and first-year Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) fell 8-4 at number three.
Freeman lost to first-year Vickie Ip (Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong), who is ranked third in the northeast, 6-3, 6-1, at number one singles, and Paolino fell to junior Sue Ghosh (Gaithersburg, Md.), who is ranked fifth in the region, 6-0, 6-1, at number two. Ferraro dropped her match 6-2, 6-1 at number three, Foster was defeated 6-1, 6-4 at number four, and Weick was knocked off 6-4, 6-3 at number five. Sophomore Claire Carpenter (Wayzata, Minn.) wrapped up the match with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kam at number six singles.
Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson takes on Trinity at 1 p.m. at Wellesley, while Amherst is set to visit Brandeis at 11 a.m.