BABSON PARK, Mass.—All six players in the Babson College line-up earned points in both singles and doubles to help the No. 38 Beavers cruise past visiting Springfield College, 9-0, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s tennis action on Thursday afternoon at the Babson Tennis Complex.
Babson, which has won five of its last six matches, improves to 9-7 overall and 5-1 in conference play, while Springfield had a three-match winning streak stopped and slips to 10-5-1 overall and 3-3 in the NEWMAC.
The Beavers opened the match with a clean sweep of the doubles. Sophomores Juliette Moschella (Little Silver, N.J.) and Shanaya Naik (Mumbai, India) opened the scoring with an 8-3 win over junior Veronica Fulgieri (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) and senior Rielly Malz (South Glastonbury, Conn.) at No. 2, and first-year Olivia Soffer (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and sophomore Adèle Fernández (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) followed with an 8-2 triumph over junior Gabriella Heaney-Secord (Westwood, Mass.) and first-year Taylor Suozzo (Bedford, N.H.) at No. 1. First-year Emily Stouch (Plantation, Fla.) and graduate student Runsi Patro (Woodside, N.Y.) finished off the doubles with an 8-4 decision over sophomore Rosselli (Trumbull, Conn.) and first-year Ramida Manataweeat (Thailand, Bangkok) at No. 3.
Naik was the first to finish off her singles win with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Rosselli at No. 5. Moschella took home a 6-0, 6-1 verdict from Malz at No. 2, and Patro was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over first-year Jorja Mederick (Gros-Islet, Saint Lucia) at No. 6. Soffer cruised to an easy 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Heaney-Secord at No. 1, Fernandez was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at No. 3, and Stouch rounded out the win with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4.
Both teams are back in action with NEWMAC matches on Saturday as Babson hosts Mount Holyoke at 10:30 a.m. and Springfield travels to Wheaton for a 1:30 p.m. match.
• Babson is 26-4 all-time against Springfield in a series that dates back to 1995.
• The Beavers are 6-1 in home matches this season.
• The Green and White are 24-5 against NEWMAC opponents going back to 2018, and have won their five conference matches this season by a 44-1 combined score.
• With Thursday’s win, Babson is 6-2 in the month of April with both losses coming to foes ranked in the Top 10 of the ITA Division III poll.