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Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Simmons

Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Simmons

Women's Tennis vs. Simmons
Wednesday, September 9—3:30 p.m.
Farwell Courts—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Simmons will meet for the 16th time since 1994 on Wednesday afternoon. The Beavers have won each of the previous 15 matches and have dropped just one point over the last three meetings.

LAST MEETING
Five different players were victorious in both singles and doubles as Babson rolled past Simmons, 9-0, on September 10, 2014, at the Beren Tennis Center on the campus of Harvard University.

SCOUTING THE SHARKS
Simmons (1-2) will play its third NEWMAC foe in four matches following Monday's 7-2 loss to Mount Holyoke. Junior Theresa Reinhard and senior Meg Cokely collected an 8-2 victory at number one doubles, and Cokely was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at number two singles for the Sharks, who's lone win on the season came against Clark on September 5. Cokely is 3-0 on the year at number two singles and has combined with Reinhard to go 3-0 at number one doubles this fall. Junior Ashley Pierce has split a pair of matches at number six singles and is one four players with at least one singles win on the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (3-0) continued to roll through its early-season schedule with a 9-0 victory over Springfield in its NEWMAC opener on Saturday afternoon. Five different players collected wins in both singles and doubles for the Green and White, which claimed five of the six singles matches in straight sets. Senior Tori Paolino, who is 3-0 on the year at number one doubles playing alongside junior Dina Weick, is also 3-0 at number three singles and has 86 career victories. Weick has gone 3-0 at number four singles, while sophomores Yagmur Akgul and Kylie Kam, and first-year Eleni Gianelos are all unbeaten on the season.

GETTING AHEAD EARLY
The Beavers are 27-3 when leading after doubles since the start of the 2013 campaign.

HOME COOKING
The Green and White has won nine of its last 11 matches at Farwell Courts with the only losses coming to nationally-ranked foes Amherst and Tufts.

STREAKING
Akgul has won 14 straight singles matches and six consecutive doubles matches going back to last year.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
A sweep of Simmons on Wednesday would give the Beavers four straight 9-0 wins for just the second time since 1994.

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