Men's Tennis

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Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Connecticut College

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Connecticut College

Men's Tennis vs. Connecticut College
Thursday, April 11 | 4 p.m.
Babson Tennis Courts | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Connecticut College will meet for the 14th time on Thursday afternoon. The Beavers are 5-8 against the Camels in a series that dates back to 1998.

LAST MEETING
• Babson built a one point lead after doubles and held on to defeat Connecticut College, 5-4, on March 10, 2018, in New London, conn.
• The Beavers took two of three points in doubles thanks to victories at number two and three, and got singles wins from junior Alberto De Mendiola and sophomores Andre Libnic and Chris Kolesnik.

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, in New London, Conn.
• Roberto Perez '16 and Victory Vu '16 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 (5-6) has dropped two straight matches after falling at No. 2 Middlebury, 7-2 on Sunday
• Junior Guillermo Garcia Rincon and senior Will Cannon paired up to earn an 8-7 victory over at number two doubles, while first-year Julian Tien recorded a three-set win at number three singles.
• Tien and first-year Sean Jenkins lead the team with six singles wins apiece, and Henry DeCoster has won five times this spring.
• Garcia Rincon and Cannon have four wins at number one or Conn College, which has trailed after doubles in seven of 11 matches.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (8-4) has won two of its last three matches and is coming off a 9-0 victory over Coast Guard on Saturday.
• The duos of De Mendiola and senior Brandon Rosenbluth at number one and Kolesnik and Libnic at number two earned tiebreaker victories in doubles before the Beavers ran off six straight-set wins in singles.
• De Mendiola is 9-6 in all singles matches, Libnic and Rosenbluth have each won eight times on the year, and Kolesnik has gone 6-3 at number four this spring.
• Libnic (10-4) leads the team in doubles wins and has gone 5-3 playing alongside Kolesnik at number two, while Pace and first-year Tyler Zhang are 5-3 at number three.

HOME SWEET HOME
• The Beavers opened a stretch of four straight home matches on Saturday against Coast Guard, and will have to leave Babson Park just once just one time in six matches through April 20.
• The Green and White is 6-0 this year and has won its last seven matches at home going back to last year.

FINDING SUCCESS AGAINST THE NESCAC
• Despite suffering its first loss of the season to then-third-ranked Bowdoin on March 19 in southern California, the Green and White edged Trinity 5-4 on March 10 and defeated 40th-ranked Bates 5-4 on March 31.

PATH TO VICTORY
• Babson has come out on top at number three doubles and number four singles in each of its eight dual-match wins this season.

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