BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) was victorious in both singles and doubles to help Babson College edge Connecticut College, 5-4, in non-conference women's tennis action on Friday afternoon at the Babson Tennis Complex.
Babson, which has won four straight matches, improves to 8-4 on the year, while Connecticut College dips to 8-7 overall with its third straight loss.
Tamarkin and senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) were 8-2 winners at number three doubles, while junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) picked up the Beavers second point with a hard-fought 8-7 victory at number two. The Camels got on the board at number one doubles as senior Mariah Warren (McLeansville, N.C.) and first-year Brooke Scully (Winchester, Mass.) defeated Babson sophomores Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador), Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio), 8-5.
Tamarkin earned her second point of the day with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph at number two singles, while Madison avenged her doubles loss with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Scully at number three. Kille suffered a three-set loss at number five and Roeper and Blizard dropped their matches in straight sets at fourth and sixth singles, respectively, but Merz secured the match with a 6-4, 7-6 win over senior Emily Migliorini (North Haven, Conn.) at number one.
Babson returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Clark at 2:30 p.m., while Connecticut College travels to Trinity on Sunday at 10 a.m.
• The Beavers are now 6-6 all-time against Connecticut College and have won four straight matches in the series.
• Babson's four-match winning streak is its longest since posting six consecutive victories from April 3-19 last spring.