Men's Tennis

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Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Connecticut College

Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Connecticut College

Men's Tennis at Connecticut College
Saturday, March 10—10 a.m.
Luce Fieldhouse—New London, Conn.

THE SERIES
Babson and Connecticut College will meet for the 13th time on Saturday morning. The Beavers are 4-8 against the Camels going back to 1998.

LAST MEETING
Five different players were victorious in both singles and doubles as visiting Babson defeated Connecticut College, 8-1, on April 13, 2016. The Beavers took control of the match with three hard-fought wins in doubles. Roberto Perez '16 and junior Brandon Rosenbluth posted an 8-6 victory at number one, while Isaac Thylen '16 and Victor Vu '16 earned a 9-7 triumph at number two. The Green and White completed the sweep as Dom Wysolmerski and senior Ben Roque won 8-4 at number three.

LAST CONNECTICUT COLLEGE WIN
The Camels grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles and then breezed to four straight-set wins in singles play en route to a 6-3 victory over Babson on April 22nd, 2014. Perez and Vu claimed a 9-7 triumph at number one doubles and each won their respective singles matches to account for all the Beavers' points.

SCOUTING THE CAMELS
Connecticut College (0-0) has eight returning players from a team that went 6-10 overall and 1-6 in the NESCAC last season. The Camels bring back five of their top six singles players, led by senior Ben Sachs who went 9-8 at number four. Classmate Patrick Farrell won seven matches at number six and junior Scott Brown picked up six victories at fifth singles.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (1-0) is coming off of a 9-0 victory over Endicott in its spring opener last Saturday. Five players earned points in both the singles and doubles play for the Beavers, who won all three doubles matches by an 8-3 score. Senior Dylan Levy improved to 4-0 on the year in singles with his victory at number six, while Rosenbluth picked up his fourth win of the year with a straight-set result at number two. Rosenbluth, who is 3-0 this year playing alongside sophomore Alberto De Mendiola, also leads the Green and White with five doubles wins.

OPENING HONORS FOR DE MENDIOLA, ROSENBLUTH
De Mendiola was selected as the NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week and also earned collected the league's doubles team of the week honor with Rosenbluth on Monday. The duo is now 17-3 going back to the start of last season in all doubles matches.

NESCAC DOUBLE FOR THE BEAVERS
Following Saturday's match against the Camels, the Green and White will head north to face third-ranked Middlebury, which reached the Division III national championship match last spring. The matches are the first of five scheduled this spring against NESCAC foes.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers went 4-1 in their final five matches away from home last season.

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