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Women's Tennis Overpowers Simmons, 8-1

Women's Tennis Overpowers Simmons, 8-1

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College remained unbeaten with an 8-1 victory over visiting Simmons College in non-conference women's tennis action on Wednesday afternoon at Farwell Courts.

With the win, Babson is now 4-0 overall, while Simmons falls to 1-3 on the year.

The Beavers jumped to a 2-1 lead thanks to easy wins at second and third doubles. Sophomore Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) and first-year Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) posted an 8-2 result at number two, while sophomore Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-year Eleni Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) were 8-1 winners at number three. The Sharks' top duo of senior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) and junior Theresa Reinhard (Canton, Ohio) earned the Sharks lone point, and remained unbeaten on the year, with an 8-5 victory over senior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) and junior Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.).

The Green and White claimed all six singles matches in straight sets, including 6-0, 6-0 victories by Weick at number three, sophomore Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) at number four, Kam at number five and Brandt, who was making her collegiate singles debut, at number six. Akgul won for the 15th straight match with a 6-3, 6-0 result at number one, while Gianelos was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at number two.

Babson returns to the courts tomorrow when it travels to Roger Williams for a 4 p.m. match, while Simmons opens Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play on Sunday when it takes on St. Joseph's (Conn.) at 12 p.m. at Mount Ida College.

• The Beavers have won 16 straight matches against Simmons dating back to 1994.
• Babson is off to a 4-0 start for the ninth consecutive season going back to 2007.
• Akgul is now 20-0 overall in dual-match singles and 19-0 all-time in dual-match doubles since arriving at Babson.
• The Beavers have won 10 of their last 12 matches at Farwell Courts.
• Babson has won 23 of its 24 singles matches in straight sets to open the year.