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Tutecky Named Rookie of Year as Five from Women's Tennis Earn All-NEWMAC Recognition

Tutecky Named Rookie of Year as Five from Women's Tennis Earn All-NEWMAC Recognition

WESTWOOD, Mass.—First-year Alexa Tutecky (North York, Ontario) was selected as the rookie of the year and four other players earned all-conference honors when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon.

Seniors Claire Foster (Orange, Conn.) and Kylie Kam (Honolulu, Hawaii) and first-year Carolina Merz (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) all garnered all-conference honors in both singles and doubles, Tutecky collected all-league singles honors and sophomore Emily Roeper (Belle Mead, N.J.) All-NEWMAC doubles squad.

Tutecky, who was a second-team selection at number one singles, is the fourth player in program history and first since 2014 to be selected as the league's rookie of the year. She was 11-3 at number one singles, including a 6-1 mark in NEWMAC play, and finished 13-4 overall in singles and 19-5 in doubles in all competitions during the 2017-18 campaign.

Merz was a first-team pick at number two singles and a second-team all-conference selection at number two doubles after finishing second on the team with 27 combined victories. She went 7-0 in league play and 13-3 overall in singles and was 14-6 in all doubles matches, which includes a 5-2 mark against NEWMAC foes.

Foster garnered all-league second-team accolades for the first time in her career at number four singles and number three doubles. She was 7-1 in NEWMAC play and 12-5 in all singles matches to go along with six conference victories and a 13-7 mark in all doubles competitions. Additionally, Foster wrapped up her career with 86 combined singles and doubles wins.

Kam, who also made the all-conference doubles team in 2014, was a second-team selection at fifth singles and second doubles this spring. She went 7-0 in singles with three wins at number four and four wins at number five in league play, and posted 13-8 mark overall and a 6-2 record in league doubles matches. Kam closes her career with 81 combined victories over four seasons.

Roeper earned a second-team nod at number three doubles after winning six of seven matches against conference foes this spring. She was 5-1 when playing alongside Foster and finished the season with an 11-4 overall mark in doubles. Roeper also won a career-high 10 singles matches.

Babson, which is ranked 38th in the ITA national poll, wrapped up its season at 13-5 after falling to 11th-ranked MIT in the NEWMAC Tournament final.

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