BABSON PARK, Mass.—Three players were victorious in both singles and doubles to help Babson College defeat visiting Stonehill College, 7-2, in non-conference women's tennis action on Sunday afternoon at the Boston Sports Club.
With its second consecutive win, Babson improves to 2-1 on the year, while Stonehill, which was playing its first match of the spring, drops to 13-2 overall.
The Green and White took the opening point of the match as sophomores Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) and Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) posted an 8-3 triumph at number one doubles. Classmates Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) followed suit with an 8-4 result at number two, while the Skyhawks avoided the sweep as juniors Annelise Howick (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Caroline Ray (Falmouth, Maine) defeated the Babson duo of junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) of Babson, 8-6, at number three.
Tutecky picked up her second point of the day with a 6-3, 6-2 win at first singles, Merz was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at number three, and Madison recorded a 6-2, 6-2 victory at number three to secure the Beavers' fifth point. Tamarkin won the first set at number two before suffering a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 loss to junior Alexandra Vo (Washington Crossing, Pa.).
The Green and White bounced back to take each of the final two singles matches in third-set breakers. Roeper was a 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 winner at number five, while Kille dropped the opening set before rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 victory at number six.
Babson returns to action on March 9 when it hosts Colby-Sawyer inside the BSC at 4 p.m., while Stonehill travels to the Florida Institute of Technology on March 6.