BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College women's tennis team dropped just three games in doubles and cruised to five straight-set wins in singles en route to a 9-0 victory over visiting Springfield College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon at Farwell Courts.
Senior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) and junior Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) posted an 8-0 win at number one doubles, while sophomore Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) and first-year Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) breezed to an 8-0 triumph at number two. Sophomore Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-year Eleni Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) completed the Beavers' third straight doubles sweep with an 8-3 victory at number three.
Akgul pushed her dual-match unbeaten streak to 18 with a 6-1, 6-4 win at number one. Gianelos posted a 6-4, 6-0 win at number two, while Paolino collected a 6-1, 6-3 victory at number three. Weick was a 6-3, 6-0 winner at fourth singles, and sophomore Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) dropped just two games, both in the first set, in a 6-2, 6-0 victory at number five.
Kam earned the final point for the Green and White, rallying to win the final two sets. She recovered from dropping a first-set tiebreaker to remain unbeaten on the year with a 6-7 (7-4), 6-1, 1-0 (10-5) win.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Simmons at 3:30 p.m., while Springfield travels to Nichols on Thursday at 4 p.m.
• Babson is now 19-4 all-time against Springfield and has won 18 straight matches in the series going back to 2000.
• The Beavers have won their first three matches to open the season in each of the last nine years.
• Babson has won nine consecutive NEWMAC openers dating back to 2007.