BABSON PARK, Mass.—Despite sophomore Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) winning at both number one doubles and singles, Babson College suffered a 7-2 loss to 30th-ranked Brandeis University in non-conference tennis action on Friday afternoon at Farwell Courts.
Babson, which had won two straight matches entering the day, drops to 14-7 on the year, while Brandeis is now 11-9.
Akgul and sophomore Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) collected the Beavers' lone point in doubles with an 8-4 win at number one. First-years Eleni Gianelos (West Chester, Pa.) and Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) retired down 6-2 at number two, and senior Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.) and sophomore Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) fell 8-4 at number three.
Akgul was a 6-4, 6-4 winner at first singles, but Babson dropped four of the other five matches in straight sets. Quenard lost 6-3, 7-5 at number two, Paolino suffered a 6-3, 6-2 defeat at number three and Brandt fell 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) at number four. Foster split the first two sets at number five in a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 loss, while Kam was downed 6-3, 6-3 at number six.
The Beavers conclude the regular season on Saturday when they host second-ranked Williams at 11 a.m.