SOUTH HADLEY, Mass.—Visiting Babson College won all three doubles matches and eased to a 6-3 win at Mount Holyoke College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon.
With its third straight win, Babson improves to 7-4 overall and 4-0 in conference play, while Mount Holyoke drops to 8-8 overall and 1-3 in the NEWMAC.
Senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) and sophomore Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) picked up the Beavers first point with an 8-3 win at number three doubles, while sophomores Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) recorded an 8-3 victory at number one. The final match was decided in a tiebreaker as junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) outlasted junior Catherine Peabody (San Francisco, Calif.) and first-year Annissa Aamoum (Dulles, Va.), 8-7 (7-3).
The Green and White secured the victory with points at three of the top four singles matches. Merz cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 result at number one, Tamarkin was a 6-3, 6-3 winner at number two and Roeper posted a 6-3, 6-0 triumph at number three.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday as Babson hosts Wellesley at 3:30 p.m., while Mount Holyoke takes on Springfield at 4:30 p.m.
• The Beavers are 25-9 all-time against Mount Holyoke and have won 16 straight matches in the series going back to 2007.
• Babson is off to a 4-0 start in NEWMAC play for the second year in a row and just the third time since 2003.