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Women's Tennis Suffers 7-2 Loss at MIT

Women's Tennis Suffers 7-2 Loss at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Babson College was unable to rally from an early deficit in doubles and suffered a 7-2 loss at MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at the duPont Tennis Courts.

With its first loss of the year, Babson is now 6-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play, while MIT improves 5-0 overall and in the NEWMAC.

Junior Yagmur Akgul (Istanbul, Turkey) earned a share of both points for the Beavers with victories at number one doubles and singles. She teamed with senior Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) for an 8-5 win over the Engineers' duo of juniors Dora Tzeng (Fremont, Calif.) and Sonya Das (Arden Hills, Minn.) doubles, and followed it up with a 7-5, 6-3 triumph over Tzeng in singles.

Junior Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and sophomore Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) dropped an 8-0 decision at number two doubles, while junior Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) and first-year Tatiana Ramirez (Miami, Fla.) were beaten 8-5 at third doubles. Weick fell to Das, 6-4, 6-4, at number three singles and Kam suffered a 6-2, 6-4 loss sixth singles for the Green and White.

Both Babson and MIT begin play at the ITA New England Championships on Friday in Cambridge.

MATCH NOTES
•    Tuesday's loss was just the Beavers' third over their last 19 matches against conference foes going back to 2014.
•    Akgul is now 7-0 in both singles and doubles this season and ranks 11th in program history with 84 combined victories.
•    MIT has now dealt Babson is first loss of the season in each of the last three years.

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