Women's Tennis at No. 33 Wellesley
Tuesday, April 10—4:30 p.m.
Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse—Wellesley, Mass.
Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 39th time since 1989 on Tuesday afternoon The Beavers are 6-32 all-time against the Blue had won three straight matches in the series prior to dropping both of last year's contests.
Babson fell to Wellesley, 5-2, in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on October 22, 2016, in Cambridge, Mass. Yagmur Akgul and Dina Weick were victorious at number one doubles and Akgul breezed to a straight-set win at first singles for the Beavers.
LAST BABSON WIN
The Beavers gutted out a 5-2 win in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on October 24, 2015, in Cambridge. Senior Jenny Quenard posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory at number three singles and helped the Green and White take a one-point lead after doubles with her victory at number one.
SCOUTING THE BLUE
No. 33 Wellesley (10-5, 3-0 NEWMAC) has won seven of their last eight matches following its 9-0 victory over Wheaton on Sunday. Junior Justine Huang, sophomores Selina Peng and Korina Hernandez, and first-year Lizzy Kong all won in both singles and doubles for the Blue. Huang is 11-2 in number one singles and is riding a seven-match winning streak, while Hernandez is 6-0 at number four and has won each of her last eight matches. Kong and first-year Lily Chu are 8-3 at second and third doubles with eight consecutive wins.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (8-2, 4-0 NEWMAC) has won six of its last seven contests following its 9-0 win over Mount Holyoke on Saturday night. Quenard and fellow seniors Claire Foster and Kylie Kam were three of six players to win in singles and doubles for the Beavers. First-year Alexa Tutecky is 9-3 overall and 7-2 at number one singles, classmate Carolina Merz is 6-2 at number two, and Quenard has won her first three matches at number three. Tutecky is 15-2 in all doubles competitions and 4-0 at number one with Quenard, while sophomore Emily Roeper has gone 8-1 with seven victories at number three.
STEP UP IN COMPETITION
Both Babson and Wellesley have not dropped a single point in league play thus far this spring. The Blue have also won each of its 18 singles matches in straight sets, while the Beavers have been forced into a third set just once in 24 singles matches to begin the year.
DOUBLES RECOGNITION FOR KAM, MERZ
The Beavers' number two pairing for Kam and Merz were selected as the NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week on Monday afternoon. They posted an 8-0 win against Smith and an 8-3 triumph against Mount Holyoke for a 2-0 week.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 1-1 this season against nationally-ranked opponents.