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Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton

Match Preview: Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton

Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton
Tuesday April 17-4:00 p.m.
Babson Tennis Courts-Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and Wheaton will meet for the 26th time since 1994 on Tuesday afternoon in Babson Park, Mass. The Beavers are 14-11 all-time in the series and are riding a four-match winning streak against the Lyons.

The Beavers coasted to an 8-1 over the Lyons on October 4, 2016, in Norton, Mass. Sophomore Emily Roeper and seniors Kylie Kam and Claire Foster picked up singles victories for the Beavers. Foster also tallied an 8-4 win at number three doubles.

The Lyons collected a 6-3 victory over the Beavers on October 13, 2013, in Babson Park, Mass. Wheaton's Alexandra Marlowe and Lyndsay Cooke won at number one doubles and first and second singles to set the tone for the Lyons. Sarah Whitaker '14 and Tori Paolino '16 were victorious at third and fifth singles, respectively, for Babson.

Wheaton (7-6, 3-3 NEWMAC) are on a two-match winning streak after defeating Clark, 9-0, on Sunday. Junior Ines de Bracamonte, sophomores Isabelle Garvanne and Harley Swainston, and first-year Allison Burton all won in singles and doubles for the Lyons. de Bracamonte has a record of 9-3 on the year at number one singles and Garvanne is 8-4 at number two singles. When paired together for doubles, de Bracamonte and Garvanne are 8-4 at number one doubles. Wheaton wrapped up a spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament with its win over Clark on Sunday.

Babson (10-2, 6-0 NEWMAC) has won its last four contests and remained unbeaten in conference play after cruising past Clark, 9-0, on Saturday. Kam and first-years Carolina Merz and Alexa Tutecky all collected singles and doubles victories for the Beavers, who did not drop a game in any of their six singles matches. Tutecky is now 9-2 at number one singles and 11-3 in all matches, while both Merz (9-2) and Foster (9-3) stayed unbeaten in league play. Tutecky (16-3) and senior Jenny Quenard (7-1) are 5-1 at number one doubles, and Merz (11-3) and Kam (11-4) are 5-0 at second doubles.

The Green and White, which is one of two unbeaten teams in NEWMAC play along with XX-ranked MIT, would ensure itself an opportunity to win the league's regular season title outright against the Engineers with a victory over Wheaton on Tuesday.

Junior Alexandra Blizard and first-year Ally Kaden picked up their first doubles victories of the season with an 8-2 win over Kaylyn Landahl and Bitchtroan Nguyen of Clark at number three on Saturday.

The Beavers have claimed 32 of their 34 NEWMAC singles victories in straight sets this spring.