WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The Brandeis women's tennis team, ranked 28th in the nation in the latest ITA Division III poll, improved to 6-5 on the season today with an 8-1 victory over local rival Babson College. The Judges took all six singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to earn the win.
Coach Ben Lamanna's squad won the first two doubles matches to end, as senior Ariana Sanai (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay) and sophomore Nina Levine (Westport, Conn./Staples) took an 8-1 win at No. 3, followed by an 8-2 win at No. 2 by junior Mackenzie Gallegos (Friendswood, Texas/Friendswood) and sophomore Sarah Richman (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley). The Beavers earned their only point of the match at No. 1 doubles, where senior captain Jes Huang (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Rebecca Stone (Dover, Mass.) edged the Judges’ top duo of rookie Faith Broderick (Washingtonville, N.Y./Washingtonville) and junior Rachel Rosman (Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero), 9-7.
The Judges' top two players bounced back, however, to help Brandeis sweep singles action. Broderick took a 6-3, 6-0, decision at No. 1 and Rosman earned a 6-1, 6-1, triumph at No. 2. Sanai was a 6-2, 6-3, victory at No. 3, while Gallegos edged her for at No. 4 with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph.
The Judges return to action tomorrow at 4 p.m. when they take on Wellesley College.
Tennis Match Results
Brandeis vs Babson College
Apr 01, 2010 at Babson Park, MA
#28 Brandeis 8, Babson College 1
1. Faith Broderick (BRWTEN) def. Jes Huang (BAB) 6-3, 6-0
2. Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) def. Rebecca Stone (BAB) 6-1, 6-1
3. Ariana Sanai (BRWTEN) def. Lorena Becerra (BAB) 6-2, 6-3
4. Mackenzie Gallegos (BRWTEN) def. Mikaela Stamas (BAB) 6-4, 6-4
5. Nina Levine (BRWTEN) def. Gabriela Baez (BAB) 6-4, 7-5
6. Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) def. Victoria Lorido (BAB) 6-4, 7-5
1. Jes Huang/Rebecca Stone (BAB) def. Faith Broderick/Rachel Rosman (BRWTEN) 9-7
2. Mackenzie Gallegos/Sarah Richman (BRWTEN) def. Liz Sheerin/Lorena Becerra (BAB) 8-2
3. Ariana Sanai/Nina Levine (BRWTEN) def. Ashley Lake/Victoria Lorido (BAB) 8-1
Brandeis 6-5; National ranking #28
Babson College 7-7
(image courtesy Bob Lamanna)