BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College got points from five different players in both singles and doubles on the way to defeating visiting Wellesley College, 8-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Wednesday evening at the Babson Tennis Complex.
With its seventh consecutive win, Babson improves to 11-4 overall and 7-0 in league play, while Wellesley slips 10-7 overall and 4-2 in the NEWMAC.
The Beavers seized control of the match by taking all three points in doubles. Sophomores Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) and Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) won 8-4 at number one, while classmates Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) posted an 8-4 victory at number two. The Green and White collected its third point thanks to an 8-6 triumph at number three by junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.).
Tutecky, who was playing her first singles match since March 29, was a 7-5, 6-4 winner over senior Justine Huang (Coto de Caza, Calif.) at number one, while Merz recorded a 6-2, 6-4 victory at number two. Madison cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 result at number four, Roeper won 6-4, 6-2 at number five, and Tamarkin won a third-set superbreaker to rally past Blue first-year Michaela Markwart (Hanover, Mass.), 3-6, 6-0, 10-6.
Wellesley lone point of the match came at number six singles where sophomore Lily Chu (Princeton, N.J.) dropped the first set before posting a 4-6, 6-0, 10-4 win over Kille.
The Beavers return to action on Thursday when they host Endicott at 3:30 p.m., while Wellesley travels to nationally-ranked Tufts on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
• The Beavers have now won six of their last eight matches against Wellesley.
• The winner of the last eight matches between Babson and Wellesley has held the lead after doubles.
• Merz and Tamarkin have both won seven consecutive singles matches, while the duo of Roeper and Kille has won their last seven doubles contests.