NEEDHAM, Mass.—The Babson College women's tennis team opened the spring portion of its schedule with an easy 9-0 win over visiting Holy Cross on Sunday afternoon inside the Boston Sports Club.
With the victory, Babson improved to 1-1 on the year and helped first-year head coach Michael Kopelman pick up his first career win with the women's program. Holy Cross, which was also playing its first match of the spring, slips to 4-4.
Sophomores Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) opened the match with an 8-1 triumph at number one doubles, while classmates Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) and Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) posted an 8-2 win at number two. Junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) completed the sweep in doubles with an 8-5 victory at number three.
Tutecky was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at number one singles, Tamarkin, who was making her debut for the Beavers, recorded a 6-0, 6-3 victory at number two, and Merz breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 result at number three. Madison registered a 6-3, 6-2 triumph at number four, while Roeper eased to a 6-2, 6-2 win at fifth singles.
Kille wrapped up the match by winning a first-set tiebreaker on the way to a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 victory at number six.
• The Beavers are 3-3 in six matches against Holy Cross since 2003.
• Babson has won seven of its last nine home matches, which includes three straight victories inside the Boston Sports Club.
• Sunday's match was the first against a Division I opponent since March 2010 when the Beavers faced the Crusaders.