Women's Tennis Places Four On NEWMAC All-Conference Team
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The Babson College women's tennis team recently had four athletes receive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-League honors. First-year Mikaela Stamas (Northborough, Mass.) was named All-NEWMAC Second Team at number five singles, sophomore Gabriela Baez (Quito, Ecuador) was named All-Conference Second Team at number six singles, and junior Monica Mercer (Woodinville, Wash.) and sophomore Ashley Lake (Brockton, Mass.) were each named All-NEWMAC Second Team at number three doubles.
Stamas was magnificent in her freshman season for Babson, as she earned All-Conference Second Team honors after going 5-1 in NEWMAC singles play. Against league foes, she posted a 4-1 mark at number five and a 1-0 record at four. Overall, Stamas went 7-3 in dual match singles play this fall, going 1-0 at number three, 2-1 at four, and 4-2 at five.
Baez was also stellar in her first season as a member of the women's tennis team, posting a record of 5-2 in NEWMAC play this fall, including a 4-1 record at number six singles and a 1-1 mark at number five. Like Stamas, Baez also went 7-3 overall in dual match singles play this fall, inlcuding a 6-1 record at sixth singles. The All-Conference Second Team nod was the first of her career.
Lake and Mercer went 3-2 against NEWMAC opponents in the number three doubles position this fall, as they each were named to the All-NEWMAC Second Team for the first time. The tandem finished the fall with an overall record of 5-2 in dual match play, including a victory over MIT's number three doubles team in the NEWMAC Quarterfinals. Mercer also recorded six singles victories for the Beavers this season, while Lake added one.
With its All-Conference quartet helping to anchor the lineup, Babson went 7-4 this fall, including a stellar 5-2 mark in the NEWMAC. The Beavers will continue their 2009-10 campaign with a handful of matches this spring.