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Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Emerson

Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Emerson

Women's Tennis vs. Emerson
Tuesday, March 26 | 3:30 p.m.
Babson Tennis Courts | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Emerson will meet for the seventh time since 1994 on Tuesday afternoon. The Beavers have won all six of the previous matches against the Lions.

LAST MEETING
• Kylie Kam '18, Claire Foster '18, junior Emily Roeper and sophomores Marissa Madison and Alexa Tutecky all won in both singles and doubles as the Beavers defeated Emerson, 9-0, on March 27, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Babson dropped just one point in three doubles matches and claimed five of six singles contests in straight sets.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
• Emerson (7-3, 0-0 NEWMAC) has won six of its last seven matches after downing Regis, 6-3, on Saturday.
• Juniors Sabrina Jacobs and Alex Weingarten and first-year Thea Nagle all won in singles and doubles for the Lions, who have already surpassed last year's win total.
• Nagle has gone 8-0 this season with wins at fourth, fifth and sixth singles.
• After going winless in league play for three straight years from 2014-2016, Emerson finished with a 2-6 NEWMAC mark last spring.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-3, 0-0 NEWMAC) has dropped two straight matches and is coming off an 8-1 loss to second-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps last Tuesday.
• Tutecky and Nastasia Tamarkin rolled to an 8-2 win at number one double for the Beavers, who dropped all six singles matches in straight sets against the defending Division III national champions.
• Tutecky is 4-1 at number one singles, sophomore Carolina Merz is 5-2 at number two, and Roeper and Madison are tied for the team lead with five victories in all matches.
• Merz leads the Green and White with seven doubles wins, while the duo of Tutecky and Tamarkin have gone 3-1 at number one this spring.

BIG WIN OUT WEST
• Despite suffering losses to a pair of top-five opponents, Tutecky scored the biggest win of her career with a 6-3, 6-3 victory against the nation's fifth-ranked player, Caroline Casper of Pomona-Pitzer.
• Her win was the first of her career against a nationally-ranked opponent after going 0-3 against top-10 foes in 2018.

POLL POSITION
• Coming off their first trip to the NEWMAC Tournament final since 2015 last spring, the Beavers garnered one first-place vote and were picked to finish second behind MIT when the league released its preseason poll back in mid-February.

READY TO GO
• After easing into the spring with two matches in late February and two more last week in southern California, the Beavers begin a stretch of four matches in five days on Tuesday against Emerson.
• Babson will host Trinity and nationally-ranked Brandeis on Thursday and Friday before visiting Springfield on Saturday.

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