MALIBU, Calif.—The Babson College women's tennis team returned to action for the first time in three weeks on Sunday night, falling to fourth-ranked Pomona-Pitzer College, 8-1, on the campus of Pepperdine University.
Babson, which had its two-match winning streak snapped, is now 2-2 on the year, while Pomona-Pitzer improves to 5-2 overall.
The Beavers lone point in the match came at number one singles where sophomore Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) downed Sagehens' senior Claire Casper (Santa Cruz, Calif.), Division III's fifth-ranked singles player, 6-3, 6-3, at number one. Tutckey and sophomore Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) also suffered a close 8-5 loss at number one doubles.
Babson junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) and first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) suffered an 8-1 setback at second doubles, while senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) and sophomore Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) were beaten 8-3 at number three doubles. Outside of Tutckey's victory, Pomona-Pitzer won the remaining five singles matches in straight sets.
The Beavers return to action on Tuesday when they travel to second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 6:30 p.m. ET.