WORCESTER, Mass.—Visiting Babson College breezed through doubles and swept all six singles matches in straight sets en route to a 9-0 victory over Clark University in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action at the Corash Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Babson remained unbeaten at 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play, while Clark dropped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
The Beavers wasted little time taking control of the match, dropping just three games in doubles. Junior Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) and senior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) flew by Kera Snyder (Portland, Maine) and Rebecca Kravetz (Wayland, Mass.) at number two, while first-year Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) and sophomore Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawai'i) toppled Stephanie Gallant (Charlton, Mass.) and Adrien Horowitz (Arvada, Colo.) at number three by identical 8-0 scores.
Sophomore Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) and first-year Eleni Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) completed the sweep with an 8-3 triumph over Isabelle Long (Bellevue, Wash.) and Emily Shuman (Needham, Mass.).
The Green and White continued to dominate in singles as Weick at number three, sophomore Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) at four and Brandt at six all won 6-0, 6-0. Gianelos posted a 6-1, 6-0 victory at number two, while Akgul claimed a 6-0, 6-2 triumph at number one. Kam earned the Beavers final point with a 6-4, 6-0 result at number five.
Both teams return to action on Sunday as Babson travels to Smith at 1 p.m., while Clark will take part in the Nichols Tournament starting at 9 a.m.
• The Beavers have won 17 straight and 21 of their last 23 matches against the Cougars going back to 2000.
• The Green and White has won back-to-back conference matches for the eighth consecutive season going back to 2008.
• Babson has not dropped a singles match this season with 29 of their 30 victories coming in straight sets.
Note: Portions of this release courtesy of Clark University.