The No. 11-ranked women's tennis team closed out its home season with a devastating 9-0 loss to the No. 2-ranked Williams Ephs this past Saturday.

The shutout pushed the Polar Bears back to 9-5 for the season and 3-3 in the NESCAC.

Williams' victory improves the Ephs to 14-2 for the season and 5-0 in the NESCAC, and they remain 11-0 against the top 25 teams this spring season.

Senior Brett Davis was the only Polar Bear to pick up a set against Williams, taking a single 6-0 victory for the team in the No. 3 doubles slot before eventually falling 2-1.

The team expressed disappointment in the wake of the overwhelming defeat, but also felt a degree of optimism.

"I think the whole team is disappointed that we've lost the last few matches," said senior captain Liz Pedowitz. "Even so, I think a bunch of us did play well against Williams. The matches were closer than the scores show. Plus it was a perfect day to play with all our friends and family out to watch and cheer us on."

"Williams was a tough team, we know that if we're able to execute better we'll be able to put them away in May, where it all really matters," sophomore Emily Lombardi added.

The Polar Bears will play their final regular season on Saturday at Tufts University.

"We're excited to play Tufts this weekend," Lombardi said. "We know we've all been working hard and so we're hoping to peak at the end of the season."

Tufts has a record of 12-5 overall and 6-2 in the conference.

"[Head Coach Hobie Holbach] always tells us nothing counts until May so we're all really pumped up to play our best as it starts to really count this Saturday at Tufts," Pedowitz said.