MEDFORD, Mass.—No. 14 Tufts University jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after doubles and won all six singles matches in straight sets to defeat 28th-ranked Babson College, 9-0, in non-conference women's tennis action on Thursday afternoon.
With their second straight loss, the Beavers drop to 11-4 on the year, while the Jumbos are now 4-1 overall this spring.
Sophomore Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) and first-year Eleni Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) dropped an 8-2 decision at number one doubles. Sophomore Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-year Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) also fell 8-2 at number two, as did senior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) and sophomore Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) at number three.
The Green and White did not fare much better in singles as Gianelos and Quenard both suffered 6-0, 6-3 losses at number one and two, respectively. Paolino dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision at number three, while Brandt and Foster both lost 6-1, 6-1 at fourth and fifth singles. Kam dropped the final match of the afternoon 6-1, 6-0 at number six.
Babson returns to action on Friday at 8 p.m. when it takes on sixth-ranked Amherst at 8 p.m. in the opening round of the Wellesley Nor'easter Bowl at the Natick Racquet Club.