Women's Tennis vs. Mount Holyoke
Saturday, April 7—6 p.m.
Boston Sports Club—Babson Park, Mass.
Babson and Mount Holyoke will meet for the 33rd time in a series that dates back to 1988. The Beavers are 23-9 all-time against the Lyons and have now won 14 straight matches between the teams going back to 2007.
The Beavers swept doubles and won three of the six singles matches to defeat the Lyons, 6-3, on October 8 in Babson Park. Senior Claire Foster was a 6-3, 6-0 winner at third singles, while sophomore Emily Roeper and senior Kylie Kam won 8-5, at number three doubles for the Beavers.
LAST MOUNT HOLYOKE WIN
The Lyons cruised to a 7-2 victory in the conference opener for both teams on September 9, 2006, in South Hadley.
SCOUTING THE LYONS
Mount Holyoke (5-7, 2-0 NEWMAC) has won two straight matches after defeating Wheaton, 6-3, on Tuesday. Sophomore Catherine Peabody and first-year Anya Gerasimova both won in singles and doubles for the Lyons, who led 2-1 after doubles. Peabody, who has won four straight matches, and Gerasimova are both 2-0 against conference foes in singles and 7-2 overall in all doubles matches. Sophomore Ching-Ching Huang is 1-1 in league play and 5-5 overall at number one singles.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (7-2, 3-0 NEWMAC) has won five of its past six matches after rolling to an 9-0 win over Smith on Tuesday afternoon. Foster and Kam, sophomore Emily Roeper and first-years Alexa Tutecky and Carolina Merz and all won in both singles and doubles for the Beavers. Tutecky is 8-3 overall and 6-2 at number one singles. The Green and White is 18-0 in NEWMAC play in singles led by Kam, Foster, Roeper, Tutecky, and junior Alexandra Blizard, who are all 3-0. Tutecky and senior Jenny Quenard are 3-0 against NEWMAC foes when paired at number one doubles in conference play.
PERFECT IN DOUBLES
Babson has won all nine of its double matches to begin conference play, and dropped just one game against Emerson and two against Smith.
MOVING UP THE CHARTS
Foster is currently sixth with 47 career singles wins and is tied for 13th on the program's all-time list with 76 combined singles and doubles victories. Kam is 11th in doubles triumphs (44) and is 16th all-time with 72 combined wins.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are seeking their first 4-0 start in NEWMAC play since 2003.