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Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Clark

Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Clark

Women's Tennis at Clark
Saturday, April 14—2 p.m.
Corash Courts—Worcester, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Clark will meet for the 25th time since 1994 on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers have won 22 of the last 24 meetings, including each of the past 18.

LAST MEETING
The Beavers cruised to a 9-0 victory on September 10, 2016, in Babson Park, Mass. Seniors Kylie Kam and Claire Foster, and sophomore Emily Roeper all won singles and doubles matches. Kim and Foster won 8-2 at number two doubles and all three players recorded straight-set triumphs in doubles.

LAST CLARK WIN
The Cougars coasted to a 7-2 win over the Beavers on October 12, 1999, in Babson Park, Mass.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
Clark (2-7, 0-2 NEWMAC) has dropped two of its last three matches following a 9-0 loss to 13th-ranked MIT last Saturday. Senior Isabelle Long is 1-5 at number one singles and sophomore Anna Gates is 1-1 at number one singles and 1-6 overall. First-year Jillian Skulsky has appeared in eight number one and two doubles matches with a combined 1-7 record. The Cougars will come in looking to snap a six-match NEWMAC losing streak dating back to last season.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (9-2, 5-0 NEWMAC) has won seven of its last eight contests following its 6-3 victory over No. 33 Wellesley on Tuesday. Kam, Foster and first-year Carolina Merz won in both singles and doubles for the Beavers, who defeated the Blue for the first time since 2015. First-year Alexa Tutecky is 10-3 overall and 8-2 at number one singles, while Merz and Foster have both won three straight matches and eight times overall in all competitions. Tutecky is 15-3 overall and 8-2 at number one doubles, Foster is 11-3 in all matches, and Merz (10-3) and Kam (10-4) are 4-0 in league play at number two.

BEAVERS IN THE RANKINGS
The Green and White stayed put at No. 17 in the ITA Northeast Region rankings that were released on Thursday. Tutecky also moved up six spots from 24th to 18th in the singles rankings.

LOOKING TO LOCK UP A TOURNAMENT SPOT
Babson, which is off to its first 5-0 start in league play since 2003, can become the first team to clinch a NEWMAC Tournament berth with a win on Saturday.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Over its first five conference matches, the Beavers have won 42 of a possible 45 points.

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