WALTHAM, Mass.—No. 28 Brandeis University took a one-point lead after doubles and then won four of six singles matches en route to a 6-3 victory over 21st-ranked Babson College in non-conference women's tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at the Gosman Sports Complex.
With the win, Brandeis is now 5-8, while Babson drops to 15-7 overall.
Seniors Alex Freeman (Medfield, Mass.) and Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) were defeated by the Judges' top pairing of senior Carley Cooke (San Diego, Calif.) and first-year Haley Cohen (Cherry Hill, N.J.), 8-1 at number one doubles. Brandeis took a 2-0 lead when junior Sarita Biswas (Bedford, Mass.) and first-year Charlotte Aaron (Phoenix, Ariz.) topped the Beavers duo of sophomore Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) and junior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) 8-6 at number three. The Green and White got on the board at number two as first-years Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) and Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) beat senior Dylan Schlesinger (Miami, Fla.) and junior Maya Vasser (New Rochelle, N.Y.) of Brandeis.
Quenard collected her second point of the day with a 6-6, 7-5 triumph over Cohen at number two singles, while Weick was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at number six. Freeman fell to Cooke 6-0, 6-1 at number one, Paolino dropped a 6-3, 6-2 result at number three, and Ferraro lost 6-2, 6-0 at number four. Beavers' first-year Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) was defeated 6-1, 7-5 by Vasser at fifth singles.
Babson will wrap up its regular season when it travels to nationally-ranked Williams on April 19 at 3 p.m.