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Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wellesley

Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wellesley

Women's Tennis vs. Wellesley
Saturday, October 3—1 p.m.
Farwell Courts—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 35th time since 1989 on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers snapped their 14-match losing streak to the Blue with a victory in the NEWMAC Tournament semifinals last fall.

LAST MEETING
The third-seeded Beavers jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles and got singles wins from Alexis Ferraro '15 and sophomores Yagmur Akgul and Claire Foster to post a 5-1 victory over Wellesley in a conference tournament semifinal match on October 25, 2014, in Babson Park.

LAST WELLESLEY WIN
The Blue rallied from a 2-1 deficit after doubles by winning four of the six singles matches to defeat Babson, 5-4, on October 4, 2014, in Natick, Mass.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
Wellesley (5-2, 4-1 NEWMAC) locked up a conference tournament berth with Tuesday's 9-0 victory over Wheaton. Three different players earned points in both singles and doubles for the Blue, which has four shutout wins this fall. Tristan Lorich and Justine Huang have each won a team-high five singles matches, So Jin Ki is 4-0, and Carina Chen and Andjela Stojkovic are both 4-3 overall. Huang and Emily Olson are 5-3 this fall in doubles play, including a 5-2 mark at number one, while Chen is 5-2 overall and 4-1 against conference foes.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (6-1, 3-1 NEWMAC) returns to team competition for the first time since a 7-2 loss to MIT on September 22. Akgul and sophomore Jenny Quenard were victorious at number one doubles and junior Dina Weick rallied for a three-set win at number five singles to remain unbeaten on the season. Weick (7-0) has won eight straight matches going back to last season, sophomore Kylie Kam is 6-0 and Akgul and first-year Eleni Gianelos are both 7-2 overall and 6-1 in dual-match play. Akgul is 9-1 this fall in all doubles competition, while Gianelos and first-year Chloe Brandt are both 7-2 this fall.

NEWMAC'S TOP TANDEM
Akgul and Quenard were honored as the league's doubles team of the week on Monday after reaching the quarterfinals of the ITA New England Championships over the weekend at Middlebury College.

DOMINATING IN DOUBLES
The Green and White has gone 18-3 over its first seven matches in doubles, and has led going into the singles play in six of its first seven contests.

CONTINUING TO ROLL
Akgul pushed her doubles winning streak to 23 matches with a victory against MIT, and after reaching the quarterfinals of the ITA regional tournament she is 28-4 overall in doubles over the last two years.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 10-5 in the month of October over the last two seasons.

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