SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Playing its third match in as many days, visiting Babson College swept all three doubles matches and won five of six singles matches in straight sets on the way to defeating Springfield College, 9-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Saturday at Appleton Courts.
Babson, which has won three of its last four matches, improves to 5-4 overall and 2-0 in league play, while Springfield slips to 7-2 overall and 1-1 in the NEWMAC.
Sophomores Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) rolled to an 8-0 win at number one doubles, while junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) posted an 8-5 victory at number two. Senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) and sophomore Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) picked up the Beavers' third point with an 8-2 triumph at number three.
Merz was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at number one singles, Tamarkin breezed through the first set on the way to posting a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory at number two, and Madison rallied for a 5-7, 6-4, 11-9 result over senior Emily Etter (Guilford, Conn.) at number three. Roeper won 6-3, 6-2 at number four, Kille recorded a 7-5, 7-5 triumph at number five, and Blizard collected her second point of the day with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at number six.
Babson returns to action on Tuesday at 4 p.m. when it hosts Smith, while Springfield is of until next Saturday when it takes on Wheaton at 10:30 a.m.
• The Beavers are 23-4 all-time against Springfield and have won 22 straight matches against the Pride.
• Babson is 14-1 during the spring portion of its schedule against unranked opponents over the last two seasons.