Women's Tennis Sees Five Recognized With NEWMAC Postseason Awards

BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its women's tennis postseason awards earlier this week, and Babson College had a total of five student-athletes earn recognition. Sophomore Minte Tamoshunas (Pittsford, N.Y.) was named to the All-Conference First Team at number five singles, she and senior captain Victoria Lorido (Miami, Fla.) were selected to the All-NEWMAC Second Team at number three doubles, and sophomore Alexis Ferraro (Coral Gables, Fla.) garnered First Team status at number four singles. In addition, Tamoshunas, junior Sarah Whitaker (Dellwood, Minn.), and sophomore Courtney Fischer (Greenwich, Conn.) were each named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team.

Making her first appearance on the All-NEWMAC Team, Tamoshunas enjoyed a brilliant sophomore season at the number five singles position for Babson, going 9-1 in overall dual match play and a near-perfect 6-1 against NEWMAC opponents. Five of her six league wins were straight-set victories, including four in which she lost just a total of one or two games. Through her first two collegiate seasons, Tamoshunas now boasts a 27-11 career record in singles play.

Also earning All-League honors for the first time, Ferraro went 7-3 overall in dual match play and 5-2 against NEWMAC opponents in the number four singles position this fall. She also had a fantastic fall in doubles competition, posting a dual match record of 10-1 and an overall mark of 11-3 with first-year teammate Tori Paolino (East Orleans, Mass.). Ferraro now has 14 singles wins and 20 doubles victories in her first two years at Babson.

Babson's most successful tandem this fall, Lorido and Tamoshunas went a perfect 10-0 in dual match competition at number three doubles, including a flawless 7-0 record in NEWMAC play. The duo surrendered four games or less in four of their seven matches, as they outscored their opposition 56-25. Overall, the duo went 11-3 this season.

Earning Academic All-Conference honors for the second straight year, Whitaker posted a 7-4 record this fall, including a 7-3 mark at the number two singles position. She also played well in doubles, totaling six victories - all coming at number one. Meanwhile, Fischer and Tamoshunas each garnered Academic All-NEWMAC status in their first year of eligibility. Hampered by injury for much of the fall, Fischer was limited to just two singles and two doubles matches in her sophomore campaign, but still joined Whitaker and Tamoshunas in excelling in the classroom.

As a team, the Beavers went 7-4 during the fall portion of their season, including a 4-3 mark in league play. The Green and White earned the third seed in the NEWMAC Tournament and after receiving a first-round bye, fell to second-seeded Wellesley by a score of 5-2. Babson will resume its 2012-13 campaign with a handfull of matches this spring, including an April 2 tilt at Connecticut College.

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