Women's Tennis

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Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Salve Regina

Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Salve Regina

Women's Tennis at Salve Regina
Tuesday, September 1—12:00pm
Salve Regina University Tennis Courts—Newport, R.I.

THE SERIES
Babson has won nine consecutive matches against Salve Regina going back to 2000.

LAST MEETING
The Beavers capped their regular season with an 8-1 victory over the Seahawks on April 13, 2012. Leading 3-0 after doubles, Babson picked up straight set wins at first through fifth singles.

SCOUTING THE SEAHAWKS
Salve Regina (0-0) returns six players from a squad that finished 5-9 overall in 2014. Sophomore Courtney Bailey led the Seahawks with an 11-6 mark in singles play, including four victories at number four, and finished second on the team with eight doubles triumphs. Junior Taylor Amendola won eight singles matches and tied for third on the team, along with classmate Emma Gruber, with six doubles victories.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (0-0) returns six of its top eight players from a team that went 16-9 overall, won its first NEWMAC Tournament title since 2003 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history last season. Sophomore Yagmur Akgul, who earned conference rookie of the year honors last fall, went 21-1 overall in singles and 19-3 in doubles, while classmate Claire Foster finished second on the team with 19 singles triumphs. The sophomore duo of Kylie Kam and Jenny Quenard went 14-8 in doubles play last season.

MOVING UP THE CHARTS
After winning a career-high 16 doubles matches last season, senior Tori Paolino enters the season with 80 career singles and doubles victories.

GETTING OFF TO A GOOD START
Going back to 1999, the Beavers have won their season-opening match in each of the last 16 years.

BUILDING AN EARLY LEAD
Over the last two seasons, Babson is 24-3 when leading after doubles.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have won their first road match of the season in six consecutive years going back to 2009.

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