Women's Tennis at Smith
Tuesday, April 3—4 p.m.
Outdoor Tennis Courts—Northampton, Mass.
Babson and Smith will meet for the 30th time on Tuesday in a series that dates back to 1989. The Beavers are 14-15 all-time against the Pioneers but have won 10 straight matches and 14 of the last 17 going back to 2001.
Seniors Kylie Kam and Claire Foster and sophomore Emily Roeper were among six players that were victorious in both singles and doubles as the Beavers defeated Smith, 9-0, on September 11, 2016, in Babson Park. The Beavers dropped just three total games in doubles and captured all six singles matches in straight sets.
LAST SMITH WIN
The Pioneers outlasted Babson, 5-4, in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal match on October 28, 2006, in Norton, Mass.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
Smith (1-8, 0-2 NEWMAC) has dropped seven straight matches and is coming off a 9-0 loss to Springfield last Tuesday. Trailing 3-0 after doubles, the Pioneers dropped all six singles matches in straight sets and were blanked for the third consecutive match. Senior Samantha Peikes picked up the team's last individual win with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Mount Holyoke at the Seven Sisters Championship back on February 25.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (6-2, 2-0 NEWMAC) is looking to rebound from a 7-2 loss to 14th-ranked Bowdoin in its second match of the day on Saturday. Foster and first-year Alexa Tutecky won 9-8 (8-5) at number two doubles and senior Jenny Quenard was a straight-set winner at number three singles for the Beavers. Tutecky is 5-2 at number one singles and 7-3 overall, while first-year Carolina Merz is 5-2 in all matches and 4-2 at number two. Tutecky has gone 13-2 in all doubles competitions and the duo of Foster and Kam is 5-1 this spring at number two.
DOUBLING UP ON DOUBLES HONORS
Despite playing for the first time together this season, Tutecky and Quenard won a pair of league matches at number one and were selected as the NEWMAC Doubles team of the Week on Monday. The duo dropped just one game apiece in matches against Emerson and Springfield.
BEAVERS BEGIN BUSY STRETCH
Coming off of its split on Saturday, the Green and White starts a stretch of nine matches in 22 days on Tuesday. This includes a home date with Mount Holyoke on Saturday and road tests at nationally-ranked Wellesley and Clark next week.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have won 18 straight individual doubles matches against Smith since 2011.