CLAREMONT, Calif.—Playing its second top-five opponent in three days, the Babson College women's tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College on Tuesday night at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.
With its second consecutive loss, Babson drops to 2-3 on the year. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which captured the Division III national title last spring, improves to 12-1 overall.
The Green and White picked up its only point of the match at number one doubles as sophomores Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) and Nastasia Tamarkin (Washington, D.C.) defeated senior Jessie Cruz (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and junior Juliette Martin (Los Altos, Calif.) of the Athenas, 8-2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps dropped just one game in the other two doubles matches and dominated singles play winning all six matches in straight sets.
The closest match in singles came at number where Tutecky fell to 37th-ranked first-year Sydney Lee (Oakland, Calif.), 7-5, 6-1. Tamarkin suffered a 6-2, 6-1 loss at number two, while sophomore Marissa Madison (Columbus, Ohio) was beaten 6-1, 6-3 at number three. Junior Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision at number four, first-year Mary Kille (Simsbury, Conn.) was downed 6-2, 6-0 at number five and senior Alexandra Blizard (Dover, Mass.) lost 6-1, 6-0 at number six.
The Beavers return to action next Tuesday when they host Emerson in their conference opener at 3:30 p.m.