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Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Mount Holyoke

Match Preview: Women's Tennis at Mount Holyoke

Women's Tennis at Mount Holyoke
Saturday, April 6 | 12 p.m.
MHC Courts | South Hadley, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babsoun and Mount Holyoke will meet for the 34th time on Saturday in a series that dates back to 1988. The Beavers are 24-9 all-time and have won 15 straight matches against the Lyons going back to 2007.

LAST MEETING
• Each of Babson's six players earned points in singles and doubles in a 9-0 sweep of Mount Holyoke on April 6, 2018, at the Boston Sports Club.
• Sophomore Alexa Tutecky, who was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at number one singles, also teamed with Jenny Quenard '18 for an 8-0 victory at first doubles for the Beavers.

LAST MOUNT HOLYOKE WIN
• The Lyons cruised to a 7-2 victory in the conference opener for both teams on September 9, 2006, in South Hadley.

SCOUTING THE LYONS
• Mount Holyoke (8-7, 1-2 NEWMAC) is coming off a 6-3 loss at Wheaton on Tuesday.
• Catherine Peabody rallied for a three-set victory at number three singles but the Lyons were unable to secure another point after building a 2-1 edge in doubles.
• Peabody is 7-5 in all singles matches, Ayame Yazawa has gone 6-6 at number one, and Ching-Ching Huang is 6-5 this season at number two.
• Peabody and Annissa Aamoum led the team with nine doubles victories, which includes a 4-0 mark at number two.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (6-4, 3-0 NEWMAC) has won two straight matches and is coming off a 9-0 shutout of Smith on Tuesday.
• Junior Emily Roeper, sophomores Carolina Merz, Marissa Madison and Nastasia Tamarkin, and first-year Mary Kille all won in both singles and doubles for the Beavers, who needed less than two hours to dispatch the Pioneers.
• Merz is 9-3 overall and 6-1 in dual matches, Madison is 4-0 at number four singles, and Tutecky has gone 6-2 this spring at number one.
• Merz (11-5) also leads the team in doubles victories and is 4-1 at number two playing alongside Madison, while Tutecky and Tamarkin are 5-2 at number.

PERFECT START IN NEWMAC PLAY
• For the second year in a row the Beavers are off to a 3-0 start in league play without dropping a point in either singles or doubles.
• A win on Saturday would get Babson to 4-0 for the second year in a row and just the third time since 2003.

STREAKING IN SINGLES
• Madison, who was tabbed as the NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week on Monday, and Kille both enter Saturday's contest riding four-match winning streaks in singles play.
• Madison went 2-0 at number and rallied for a three-set victory at number three against Springfield, while Kille won twice at number six and posted a 7-5, 7-5 triumph at number five on Saturday against the Pride.

LOOKING AHEAD
• Following Saturday's visit to Mount Holyoke, the Beavers will play three straight matches at home against Wellesley (April 9), Connecticut College (April 12) and Clark (April 13) in the span of five days starting on Tuesday.

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