NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Babson College women's tennis team participated in the New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT) on Friday and Saturday in western Massachusetts. The Beavers reached the consolation final in three of four draws, highlighted by victories in the in "B" and "D" brackets.
After dropping their opening round best-of-3 series that included two singles matches and a doubles match, the duo of junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) went on to win a pair of consolation matches in the B draw. They defeated Miriam Galindon Cerrado and Harley Swainston of Wheaton 3-0 in a semifinal before edging Krista Jiranek and Morgan Wilkins of Trinity 2-1 in the final.
Babson's first-year duo of first-years Carly Martinson (Yardley, Pa.) and Nathalie Perreault (Darien, Conn.) won back-to-back consolation matches after suffering a first round loss in the D draw. They took out Hannah Middleton and Nikki Cheng of Mount Holyoke 2-1 and then topped Amira Eid and Michelle Lopes of Colby-Sawyer 2-1 in the final.
Sophomores Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) suffered a 2-1 loss to Laura Rakocevic and Ashley Teng in the first round of the 16-team A draw. They went on to post consecutive 3-0 victories over Springfield and Mount Holyoke before falling to Carly Levitz and Olivia Scordo of Colby in the consolation final.
Senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) and junior Ally Kaden (Brielle, N.J.) were the lone Babson duo without a point over the weekend. They lost to Hilary Boucher and Alexa Conlin of Colby-Sawyer 2-1 in the first match of the C draw and then suffered a 2-1 setback to Emliy Etter and Amanda Hill of Springfield in a consolation match.
With the fall season coming to a close, the Beavers will begin their full spring slate in March.