BABSON PARK, Mass.—Four players earned points in both singles and doubles and Babson College opened its new tennis facility by defeating visiting Emerson College, 9-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Tuesday afternoon.
With its third straight win, Babson improves to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in league play, while Emerson dropped its fourth straight match to fall to 2-7 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
Seniors Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) opened the contest with an 8-0 victory at number two doubles, and the duo of sophomore Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) followed suit with an 8-0 triumph at number three. Senior Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) and first-year Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) capped doubles with an 8-1 win at number one.
The Beavers cruised through singles with five of their six victories coming in straight sets. Tutecky was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at number one and Foster recorded a 6-0, 6-0 decision at number three. Kam and Roeper both won 6-1, 6-2 at four and five, respectively, while junior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 result at number six.
Madison split the first two sets at number two before finishing off a 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3) victory to complete the sweep.
Tuesday's match was the first at Babson's new state-of-the-art, eight-court lighted facility adjacent to Alumni Field. Farwell Courts, which were named in 1924 and moved to their location in front of the Webster Center in 1965, closed at the completion of the 2016-17 season.
Babson returns to action with a pair of matches on Saturday when it hosts Springfield at 11 a.m. and nationally-ranked Bowdoin at 3 p.m. Emerson takes on Wentworth on Friday at 1 p.m.
• The Beavers are 6-0 all-time against Emerson.
• Babson improved to 15-1 at home against conference foes going back to the start of the 2014-15 campaign with Tuesday's win.
• The Green and White has now won its NEWMAC opener in each of the last 11 seasons.