WESTWOOD, Mass.—Each of Babson College's top six players were recognized when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Confrence (NEWMAC) announced its All-Conference teams on Wednesday afternoon.
Junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and sophomores Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio), Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) all earned both singles and doubles all-league accolades, while sophomore Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) garnered all-conference doubles honors.
Merz picked up All-NEWMAC honors for the second year in a row after being named to the first team at number two doubles and the second team at number two singles. She won a team-high and career-best 19 matches in doubles, which includes an 8-0 mark in league play, and finished the year with a career-best 16-5 record in all singles matches.
Madison, who was recognized for the first time in her career, was named to the all-conference first team at number two doubles and the second team at number four singles after recording 32 combined wins. She went 8-0 against league foes while playing alongside Merz on the way to posting a 17-10 overall mark in doubles, and 6-2 in conference matches and 15-6 overall in singles play.
Roeper was named to the All-NEWMAC second team at number three doubles for the second consecutive season in addition to earning her first all-league award in singles with a second-team nod at number five. She won a career-high 12 singles matches and went 7-0 in conference play, and finished with a career-best 16 doubles wins that included going 7-1 against league foes.
Tamarkin, who joined the program as a transfer in January, was named to the second team at number three singles and number one doubles. She went 12-5 overall in singles and lost just once in eight NEWMAC contests, while recording a 15-4 mark in doubles that included going 7-1 in league play and 10 victories at number one.
The 2018 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, Tutecky garnered second-team doubles recognition at number one for the first time in her career. Despite missing time due to injury she went 12-6 overall and 10-4 when paired with Tamarkin, which included a 3-1 mark in conference play.
Babson's lone rookie, Kille was named to the all-conference second team at number three doubles. She went 7-1 in league play playing alongside Roeper and tied for third on the team with 16 doubles wins in all matches.
Babson finished the year at 14-6 after advancing to the NEWMAC Tournament final for the second year in a row.