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Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wellesley

Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wellesley

Women's Tennis vs. Wellesley
Wednesday, April 17 | 5 p.m.
Babson Tennis Complex | Babson Park, Mass.

• Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 41st time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1989. The Beavers are 8-32 all-time against the Blue but have won five of the last seven matches between the programs.

• Jenny Quenard '18 claimed victories in both singles and doubles as the second-seeded Beavers defeated third-seeded Wellesley, 5-2, in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal in Babson Park on May 1, 2018.
• Sophomores Alexa Tutecky and Carolina Merz won at number one doubles and classmate Marissa Madison was a straight-set winner at fifth singles for Babson. Lily Chu earned points at third doubles and sixth singles for the Blue.

• Leading 2-1 after doubles, the second-seeded Blue got singles points from Sarah Yan, Justine Huang and Andjela Stojkovic to defeat third-seeded Babson, 5-2, in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on October 22, 2016, in Cambridge, Mass.
• Yagmur Akgul earned points in both singles and doubles for the Beavers.

• Wellesley (10-6, 4-1 NEWMAC) has dropped three of its last four matches and is coming off a 7-2 loss to 16th-ranked MIT on Sunday.
• Wins by Justine Huang and Michaela Markwart at second doubles and Chu and Michelle Shen at third doubles staked the Blue to a 2-1 lead before the Engineers rallied to win all six singles matches.
• Huang is 6-6 on the year at number one singles, Korina Hernandez is 5-1 in all matches, and Chu has gone 4-2 with a pair of wins at sixth singles.
• Hunag and Markwart are 5-2 in all doubles matches, while Libby Chang and Selina Peng have gone 6-4 with three wins apeice at number one and number two.

• Babson (10-4, 6-0 NEWMAC) extended its winning streak to six with a 6-3 victory at Wheaton on Tuesday.
• Madison, junior Emily Roeper and sophomore Nastasia Tamarkin all collected points in singles and doubles for the Beavers, who swept all three points in doubles.
• Merz is 12-4 overall and 9-2 in dual-match singles play, Tamarkin has gone 9-4 at number two, and Madison is 10-3 overall with victories at both number three and number four.
• Merz and Madison are 11-4 in all doubles matches with nine dual-match victories, while the duo of Roeper and first-year Mary Kille are 11-5 overall and 6-0 in league play.

• A victory over Wellesley would help the Beavers improve to 7-0 in league play for the second year in a row, and put them in position to face No. 16 MIT with the regular season NEWMAC title at stake next week.
• A win would also help Babson lock up a top-two seed in the upcoming conference tournament, while a loss could potentially drop the Green and White to the third seed.

• Tamarkin has won six consecutive singles matches, five of which have come in league play, while the pairing of Roeper and Kille has won its last six doubles matches.

• The winner of the last seven matches between Babson and Wellesley has held the lead after doubles.
• The last time the team trailing after doubles rallied to take the match came in the fall of 2014 when the Blue erased a 2-1 deficit to edge the Beavers, 5-4.

• 4: The Beavers are unbeaten this season (9-0) when winning at number four singles.