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Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Connecticut College

Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Connecticut College

Women's Tennis at Connecticut College
Friday, April 8—3:30 p.m.
Conn. College Tennis Courts—New London, Conn.

Babson and Connecticut College will meet for the 10th time in a series that dates back to 2002 on Friday afternoon. The Beavers are 3-6 all-time against the Camels and snapped a six-match losing streak in the series two years ago.

Four different players were victorious in both singles and doubles as Babson rolled to a 7-1 victory over Connecticut College on April 12, 2014, in Babson Park. Sarah Whitaker '14, Alex Freeman '15, Alexis Ferraro '15 and junior Dina Weick all cruised to straight-set wins in singles after helping the Beavers build a 3-0 lead after doubles.

Babson led 2-1 after doubles, but had two players fall when they were forced to retire in singles play as Connecticut College rallied for a 5-4 victory on April 2, 2013, in New London. Freeman was victorious at both number one singles and doubles for the Beavers.

Connecticut College (9-2) has ripped off five straight wins, including a 7-2 victory over No. 32 Trinity on Tuesday. Sophomore Angelica Warren and first-year Mariah Warren won in both singles and doubles for the Camels, who built a 2-1 lead after doubles and won five singles matches in straight sets. Sophomore Aleksandra Drljaca is 10-2 in singles, while senior Charlotte Marcoux and first-year Emily Miglioni are both 8-3 overall. Marcoux has won eight of nine doubles matches and A. Warren is 9-2 on the year.

No. 28 Babson (12-6) is coming off a 5-1 loss to 33rd-ranked Christopher Newport on Sunday morning to conclude the Wellesley Nor'easter Bowl. First-years Eleni Gianelos and Chloe Brandt won the Beavers' lone point with an 8-6 triumph at number one doubles. Weick, Gianelos and sophomore Yagmur Akgul, who has missed three straight matches, all have 11 singles wins this season, while sophomore Claire Foster owns a 9-4 mark. Brandt and Gianelos are both 17-7 overall in doubles, including an 11-6 record when paired together, and Akgul has gone 15-4 overall and 11-1 at number one.

Including Friday's match against the Camels, who are ranked 20th in the most recent ITA regional poll, seven of Babson's last eight matches have been played against opponents that are either nationally or regionally ranked.

The Beavers own a .667 (36-18) winning percentage in dual-match doubles competition this season.