Women's Tennis Puts Three on NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team

BOSTON, Mass.—The Babson College women's tennis team placed three student-athletes on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team as announced by the league on Monday night.

Senior captain Sarah Whitaker (Dellwood, Minn.) was named to the squad for the third consecutive season, while junior Courtney Fischer (Greenwich, Conn.) and her younger sister, sophomore Nicole Fischer (Greenwich, Conn.), were each selected for the first time.

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2013 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

Whitaker, who will graduate in the spring with a concentration in finance, has had a terrific senior season for the Beavers, winning a career-high 10 singles matches while going 6-0 against conference foes. During her four years at Babson, Whitaker has amassed 36 singles wins and 33 doubles victories while helping the Green and White to four straight NEWMAC Tournament appearances.

Courtney Fischer has had a solid junior season for the Beavers, going 7-4 in singles play to go along with a career-high nine doubles victories. Her five league wins in doubles is currently tied for second on the team. Sister Nicole has been sidelined due to injury throughout the fall season.

Babson, which is seeded fourth after concluding the regular season at 8-5 overall and 5-3 in league play, will open the NEWMAC Tournament by hosting fifth-seeded Mount Holyoke College on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. 

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