BABSON PARK, Mass.—Three players collected victories in both singles and doubles to help Babson College defeat visiting Wheaton College, 8-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Tuesday afternoon.
Babson, which has won five straight matches, improves to 11-2 overall and 7-0 in league play, while Wheaton slips to 7-7 overall and 3-4 in the NEWMAC.
Senior Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) and sophomore Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) opened the match with an 8-2 victory at number three doubles, and senior Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) and first-year Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) followed with an 8-5 win at number two. Senior Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-year Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) rallied from a 7-3 deficit to force a tiebreaker before falling to junior Ines de Bracamonte (Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Isabelle Garavanne (Los Angeles, Calif.), 9-8 (8-4), at number one.
The Green and White dominated singles play, highlighted by Kam's 6-0, 6-0 victory at number five. Merz defeated de Bracmonte 6-2, 6-2 at number one, while Quenard was a 6-1, 6-3 winner at number two.
Foster breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 triumph and Roeper posted a 6-2, 6-4 result at number six. The Lyons' lone point in singles came at number five as junior Connor O'Keefe (Lutz, Fla.) outlasted Madison, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (13-11).
Babson returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Connecticut College at 3:30 p.m., while Wheaton hosts Smith in its conference finale on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
• The Beavers are 15-11 all-time against Wheaton and have won five straight against the Lyons.
• Babson is 7-0 in NEWMAC play for the first time since 2003.
• Foster is now 12-3 in all doubles matches, while Roeper improves to 10-1 this season in doubles.