Women's Tennis vs. Emerson
Wednesday, October 14—3 p.m.
Farwell Courts—Babson Park, Mass.
Babson and Emerson will meet for just the fourth time since 1994 on Wednesday afternoon. The Beavers have won each of the previous three meetings while dropping just one point in the process.
Junior Dina Weick and sophomore Claire Foster both won in singles and doubles as Babson defeated Emerson, 8-0, on October 3, 2014, in Babson Park. The Beavers swept through doubles without dropping a point and dropped just one game in singles against the Lions.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Emerson (0-8, 0-7 NEWMAC) has lost 19 consecutive matches following last Wednesday's 8-1 defeat at Bridgewater State. Jamie CoConis earned the lone point with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at number three singles for the Lions, who have not won a match since October 18, 2013. CoConis and Tasa Ialin have each won once in singles this fall for Emerson, which has trailed 3-0 after doubles in each of its first eight contests. The Lions have been eliminated from NEWMAC Tournament contention.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (9-1, 6-1 NEWMAC) has won three straight matches and clinched the second seed in the upcoming conference tournament with a 9-0 victory at Mount Holyoke on Saturday. Six players won in both singles and doubles for the Beavers, who have now blanked five league opponents this season. Weick is 9-0 this season and has won 10 consecutive singles matches going back to last year, first-year Chloe Brandt is 5-0 in NEWMAC play and sophomore Yagmur Akgul leads the Green and White with 10 victories, including a 9-1 mark at number one singles. Akgul is also 11-1 in doubles action, while Brandt and first-year Eleni Gianelos are both 10-2 so far this fall.
MORE CONFERENCE HONORS
Akgul was selected as the NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week for the third week in a row, while Weick and senior Tori Paolino garnered their second Doubles Team of the Week honor of the season on Tuesday.
NEWMAC TOURNAMENT ON THE HORIZON
The Beavers have already locked up the second seed in next week's NEWMAC Tournament, their highest finish since winning the league in 2003, and will take on and opponent to be determined in a semifinal match on Saturday, October 24 at MIT.
ONE AWAY FROM TEN
The Green and White needs just one more victory to reach the 10-win plateau for the third straight year and the fifth time in the last six seasons.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 26-4 in dual match doubles play this season, and have led 3-0 after doubles in seven of 10 matches.