BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College had five different players earn wins in both singles and doubles on its way to a 9-0 victory over visiting Endicott College in non-conference women's tennis action at Farwell Courts on Wednesday afternoon.
With the win, Babson is now 2-0 on the year, while Endicott falls to 0-1.
The Beavers got off to a fast start, dropping just three games to build a 3-0 lead after doubles. Sophomore Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) and first-year Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) were 8-1 winners at number two, while the duos of senior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) and junior Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) at number one, and sophomore Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-year Eleni Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) at number three both posted 8-1 victories.
Akgul rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 triumph at number one singles, Gianelos was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at number two and Paolino cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at number three. Weick posted a 6-2, 6-0 result at number four, while sophomore Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) won 6-0, 6-0 at number five singles for the second time in as many matches. Kam closed out the sweep with a 6-0, 3-0 victory at number six as Gulls' first-year Alexandra Barmore (Southington, Conn.) was forced to retire.
Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson hosts Springfield in its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener at 1 p.m., while Endicott travels to Western New England for a 12 p.m. match.
• Babson is now 4-0 all-time against Endicott.
• The Beavers have won their home opener in each of the last 16 years going back to 2000, and have not dropped a point in their first home match of the year since 2011.
• Babson has won 14 of its last 16 matches at Farwell Courts in the month of September going back to 2011.
• Akgul ran her overall singles winning streak to 13 matches and pushed her career mark in dual-match singles to 17-0 with the win on Wednesday.