Women's Tennis Sweeps No. 36 Hope and Hamilton

Women's Tennis Sweeps No. 36 Hope and Hamilton

ORLANDO, Fla.—The Babson College women's tennis team wrapped up its spring break trip with a pair of victories on Wednesday afternoon at the USTA National Campus. The Beavers knocked off 36th-ranked Hope College 5-4 in their opening match and followed it up with another 5-4 triumph over Hamilton College.

Babson is now 4-1 on the year, while both Hope and Hamilton are 2-6 overall.

Babson and the Flying Dutch split six singles matches with four of them going the distance. Hope was victorious at number one, two and four, while the Green and White picked up points from three seniors in the third, fifth and sixth flights. Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) and Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) both rallied from first-set deficits, and Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) won easily in straight sets to send the match deadlocked into doubles.

First-years Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) and Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) won 8-5 at number one, while Quenard and sophomore Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) clinched the victory with an 8-6 victory at number three.

The Beavers wrapped up their sweep thanks to a strong doubles performance against Hamilton. Tutecky and Merz were 8-2 winners at number one, Kam and Foster picked up a 9-7 victory at number two, and the Green and White won by default at number three to build a 3-0 advantage.

Babson also won by default at number six singles and Merz wrapped up the match with an 8-2 result at number one. Foster, Kam and first-year Ally Kaden (Brielle, N.J.) were beaten at second through fourth singles, while junior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) suffered an 8-3 loss at number five.

The Beavers return home to open conference play on Tuesday when they host Emerson at 3:30 p.m.