Beavers Earn Third Seed in Upcoming NEWMAC Tournament
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College swept all three doubles points on its way to defeating visiting Mount Holyoke College, 6-3, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Saturday at Farwell Courts.
With the win, Babson is now 9-2 overall and 6-2 in conference play, while Mount Holyoke drops to 7-3 overall and 5-3 in the NEWMAC. The Beavers will be seeded third in the upcoming league tournament and will face Springfield in a quarterfinal match on October 19.
Senior Dina Weick (Woodbridge, Conn.) and sophomore Chloe Brandt (Denver, Colo.) gave the Green and White a 1-0 lead with their 8-4 win at number one doubles. Junior Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) and first-year Tatiana Ramirez (Miami, Fla.) followed with an 8-3 victory at number, while junior Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-year Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) finished off the sweep with an 8-5 result at number three.
Ramirez dropped the first set before rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win at number one singles. Foster posted a 6-3, 6-0 victory at number three and Roeper remained unbeaten on the year with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph at number five.
Brandt and Kam both lost in three sets at first and third singles, respectively, while sophomore Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) suffered a 7-6 (7-2), 7-5 setback at number six singles.
Babson will step away from dual-match play to compete at the NEWITT Tournament beginning on Friday at Smith.
• The Beavers are 23-9 all-time against Mount Holoyke and have won 14 straight matches against the Lyons going back to 2007.
• Babson has won six or more league matches in three straight seasons for just the second time in school history. The Green and White also collected six or more NEWMAC victories from 2001-03.
• The Beavers are 10-0 this season and have won 12 straight matches when taking the lead after doubles.
• Babson is 14-4 in the month of October since 2014.