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MIT Chosen To Finish First In Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches' Poll

MIT Chosen To Finish First In Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches' Poll

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women and Men's Athletic Conference looks ahead to the upcoming season with the 2019 Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches' Poll, as the 2019 season will mark the second year that league play will occur in the spring. 

After advancing to the 2018 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight and earning the 2018 NEWMAC Tournament title, MIT was chosen to finish first with eight first place votes, followed by Babson at No. 2 with one first place vote. Claiming the No. 3 slot is Wellesley, followed by No. 4 Mount Holyoke, No. 5 Wheaton and No. 6 Springfield. Emerson, Clark and Smith rounded out the final three spots, respectively. 

The NEWMAC returns 11 All-Conference honorees, along with the league's 2018 Rookie of the Year in Babson's Alexa Tutecky, the ITA Northeast Region Rookie of the Year in MIT's Libby Rickeman and the Wilson ITA National Coach of the Year in MIT's Head Coach Carol Matsuzaki. 

2019 NEWMAC Women's Tennis Preseason Poll

Rank (First Place Votes)

1.   MIT (8)

2.   Babson (1) 

3.   Wellesley 

4.   Mount Holyoke

5.   Wheaton

6.   Springfield

7.   Emerson

8.   Clark

9.   Smith



Libby Rickeman, MIT


 Alexa Tutecky, Babson

Justine Huang, Wellesley 

 Catherine Peabody, MHC

Ines de Bracamonte, Wheaton

 Cara Freadman, Springfield

Cassia Burns, Emerson

 Anna Gates, Clark

 Joanna Kim, Smith