Women's Tennis vs. Emerson
Tuesday, March 27—3:30 p.m.
Babson Tennis Courts—Babson Park, Mass.
Babson and Emerson will meet for the sixth time since 1994 on Tuesday afternoon. The Beavers have won each of the five previous meetings, which includes four shutout victories.
Senior Claire Foster, classmate Kylie Kam and junior Chloe Brandt all won in both singles and doubles as the Beavers rolled past Emerson, 9-0, on September 27, 2016, in Babson Park. Junior Alexandra Blizard and sophomore Emily Roeper also were victorious at number three doubles to help Babson head coach Jim Berrigan earn his 200th career win.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Emerson (2-6, 0-0 NEWMAC) has dropped three straight matches after suffering an 8-1 loss to Ohio Northern back on March 7 in Orlando, Fla. First-years Mackenzie Swaney and Cassia Burns earned the lone point of the for the Lions with an 8-4 victory at number three doubles. Sophomore Jolin Cheng leads the team with four victories in all singles competitions, while Burns has won three times in doubles. Swaney and sophomore Alisha Parikh have also contributed three wins in all doubles matches.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (4-1, 0-0 NEWMAC) has won two straight matches after holding off Hamilton, 5-4, last Wednesday in Orlando, Fla. First-years Alexa Tutecky and Carolina Merz won at first doubles and Foster and Kam were victorious at second doubles for the Beavers, who picked up a pair of points by default. Tutecky is 5-2 overall and Merz has gone 4-1 in all singles matches. The duo has also combined to go 4-1 in dual matches at number one doubles. Foster is 3-2 in singles and 5-3 in doubles, while Roeper has gone 4-0 in all doubles matches.
DOUBLES HONOR FOR BABSON ROOKIES
Tutecky and Merz were selected as the NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week on Monday after going 2-0 at number one down in Florida. In addition to their win against Hamilton, they also won a key point in the Beavers' 5-4 victory against 36th-ranked Hope.
BREAKING IN THE NEW COURTS
Following a 52-year run at Farwell Courts, the Green and White will play its first match at its new facility on Tuesday. The new eight-court, lighted facility will be home to both the men's and women's programs.
REVISITING THE PRESEASON POLL
Babson earned one first-place vote and came in second when the NEWMAC released its preseason coaches' poll back on February 15. Two-time defending champion MIT was first with eight first-place votes, while defending runner-up Wellesley was third.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 14-1 at home against NEWMAC foes going back to the start of the 2014-15 campaign.