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Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton

Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton

Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton
Tuesday, October 6—3:30 p.m.
Farwell Courts—Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Wheaton will meet for the 24th time since 1994 on Tuesday afternoon. The Beavers hold a slim 12-11 edge all-time and are looking for their second consecutive win against the Lyons.

LAST MEETING
Four different players earned points in both singles and doubles as Babson rolled to an 8-1 win over Wheaton on October 7, 2014, in Norton. Senior Tori Paolino and sophomores Yagmur Akgul and Jenny Quenard all cruised to straight-set victories in singles for the Beavers, who led 3-0 after doubles.

LAST WHEATON WIN
The Lyons forged a 2-1 lead after doubles and won three of their four singles matches in straight sets en route to a 6-3 victory over Babson on October 8, 2013, in Babson Park. Paolino won at both second doubles and fifth singles for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE LYONS
Wheaton (4-4, 3-3 NEWMAC) is looking to bounce back from a 9-0 loss to MIT on Saturday. Seniors Caroline DiNicola-Fawley and Izzy Gorham won a team-high four games at number one doubles for the Lyons, who dropped all six singles matches in straight sets. Junior Amanda Brazell and first-year Connor O'Keefe are both 4-1 at number one and six singles, respectively, while Gorham has gone 3-2 on the year at number two. Brazell, DiNicola-Fawley, Gorham and O'Keefe are all 3-2 in doubles play on the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (7-1, 4-1 NEWMAC) is looking for its second straight win after defeating Wellesley, 7-2, on Saturday. Akgul, Quenard and first-years Eleni Gianelos and Chloe Brandt were all victorious in both singles and doubles for the Beavers. Junior Dina Weick is 8-0 overall and a perfect 5-0 in conference singles play, and sophomore Kylie Kam is 6-0 on the year with three wins apiece at fifth and sixth singles. Akgul is 8-2 in singles and 10-1 in doubles, while Gianelos is 8-2 overall in both singles and doubles action.

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
The Beavers are 11-2 at home during the fall portion of their schedule over the last two years.

MORE CONFERENCE HONORS
Akgul and Quenard were a repeat selection as the NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week on Monday, while Akgul was tabbed as the league's singles player of the week for the third time this fall.

SUCCESS AGAINST THE LYONS
Paolino, who has 88 combined victories in her career, is 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles against Wheaton.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have won nine of their last 10 matches against conference foes going back to 10/7/14.

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