WORCESTER, Mass.—Babson College became the first team to clinch a conference tournament berth when it blanked Clark University, 9-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon at the Corash Tennis Courts.
Babson, which has won eight of its last nine matches, improves to 10-2 overall and 6-0 in league play. Clark has dropped three of its last four matches to slip to 2-8 overall and 0-3 in the NEWMAC.
First-year Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) and senior Jenny Quenard (St.-Legier, Switzerland) recorded an 8-0 victory at number one doubles, while first-year Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and senior Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) were 8-1 winners at number two. Junior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) and first-year Ally Kaden (Brielle, N.J.) picked up the third point of the match with an 8-2 triumph at number three doubles.
The Beavers were even more dominant in singles, posting 6-0, 6-0 victories in all six matches. Tutecky, Kam and senior Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) all improved to 6-0 against league foes. Merz and junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) both recorded their fifth NEWMAC wins, while first-year Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) won for the first time at fourth singles.
Babson, which had Sunday's match against Colby cancelled, returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Wheaton at 4 p.m.
• The Beavers have won 19 straight and 23 of their last 25 matches against Clark going back to 1994.
• Babson has now won at least 10 matches in five consecutive seasons and in seven of the last eight years overall going back to 2010-11.
• The Green and White has dropped just three of a possible 54 points over its first six NEWMAC matches.