Women's Tennis vs. Wellesley
Wednesday, April 17 | 5 p.m.
Babson Tennis Complex | Babson Park, Mass.
• Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 41st time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1989. The Beavers are 8-32 all-time against the Blue but have won five of the last seven matches between the programs.
• Jenny Quenard '18 claimed victories in both singles and doubles as the second-seeded Beavers defeated third-seeded Wellesley, 5-2, in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal in Babson Park on May 1, 2018.
• Sophomores Alexa Tutecky and Carolina Merz won at number one doubles and classmate Marissa Madison was a straight-set winner at fifth singles for Babson. Lily Chu earned points at third doubles and sixth singles for the Blue.
LAST WELLESLEY WIN
• Leading 2-1 after doubles, the second-seeded Blue got singles points from Sarah Yan, Justine Huang and Andjela Stojkovic to defeat third-seeded Babson, 5-2, in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on October 22, 2016, in Cambridge, Mass.
• Yagmur Akgul earned points in both singles and doubles for the Beavers.
SCOUTING THE BLUE
• Wellesley (10-6, 4-1 NEWMAC) has dropped three of its last four matches and is coming off a 7-2 loss to 16th-ranked MIT on Sunday.
• Wins by Justine Huang and Michaela Markwart at second doubles and Chu and Michelle Shen at third doubles staked the Blue to a 2-1 lead before the Engineers rallied to win all six singles matches.
• Huang is 6-6 on the year at number one singles, Korina Hernandez is 5-1 in all matches, and Chu has gone 4-2 with a pair of wins at sixth singles.
• Hunag and Markwart are 5-2 in all doubles matches, while Libby Chang and Selina Peng have gone 6-4 with three wins apeice at number one and number two.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (10-4, 6-0 NEWMAC) extended its winning streak to six with a 6-3 victory at Wheaton on Tuesday.
• Madison, junior Emily Roeper and sophomore Nastasia Tamarkin all collected points in singles and doubles for the Beavers, who swept all three points in doubles.
• Merz is 12-4 overall and 9-2 in dual-match singles play, Tamarkin has gone 9-4 at number two, and Madison is 10-3 overall with victories at both number three and number four.
• Merz and Madison are 11-4 in all doubles matches with nine dual-match victories, while the duo of Roeper and first-year Mary Kille are 11-5 overall and 6-0 in league play.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
• A victory over Wellesley would help the Beavers improve to 7-0 in league play for the second year in a row, and put them in position to face No. 16 MIT with the regular season NEWMAC title at stake next week.
• A win would also help Babson lock up a top-two seed in the upcoming conference tournament, while a loss could potentially drop the Green and White to the third seed.
• Tamarkin has won six consecutive singles matches, five of which have come in league play, while the pairing of Roeper and Kille has won its last six doubles matches.
PLAYING FROM IN FRONT
• The winner of the last seven matches between Babson and Wellesley has held the lead after doubles.
• The last time the team trailing after doubles rallied to take the match came in the fall of 2014 when the Blue erased a 2-1 deficit to edge the Beavers, 5-4.
NUMBER TO KNOW
• 4: The Beavers are unbeaten this season (9-0) when winning at number four singles.