WELLESLEY, Mass. – With the conclusion of the regular season, the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the seeds for the 2019 Women's Tennis Championship on Tuesday. No. 3 Wellesley College tennis will host No. 6 Springfield College in the Quarterfinals on Saturday, April 27, at 11:00 AM.
The Blue defeated the Pride, 9-0, in the only match-up between the two teams this season. The last postseason meeting between the two teams was last season in the NEWMAC Championship tournament, a 5-0 Wellesley victory.
Wellesley (6-2) earned the No. 3 seed while Mount Holyoke (4-4) tabbed the No. 4 slot. Both the Blue and the Lyons will host Quarterfinal matches this weekend. Mount Holyoke will host No. 5 Wheaton (4-4). NEWMAC tiebreaking procedures were conducted to break the three-way tie between Mount Holyoke, Wheaton and Springfield for the final three slots in the tournament.
Clinching the top seed and regular season title with their perfect 8-0 record was MIT. The Engineers have earned hosting rights for one semifinal matchup. Earning the No. 2 seed goes to Babson who wrapped up at 7-1, the Beavers will also host a semifinal match next week.
2019 NEWMAC Women's Tennis Championship Bracket
Quarterfinals, Saturday, April 27th (at higher seeds)
No. 6 Springfield at No. 3 Wellesley – 11:00 a.m.
No. 5 Wheaton at No. 4 Mount Holyoke – 12:00 p.m.
Semifinals, Tuesday, April 30th (at higher seeds)
Winner No. 4/5 at No. 1 MIT – 3:30 p.m.
Winner No.3/6 at No. 2 Babson – 3:30 p.m.
Championship, Saturday, May 4th (at highest remaining seed)
Semifinal Winners – 12:00 p.m.