NEEDHAM, Mass.—Senior Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.), sophomore Chris Kolesnik (Staten Island, N.Y.) and first-year Tyler Zhang (Northborough, Mass.) each picked up points in singles and doubles play as Babson College defeated visiting Emerson College, 6-3, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis action on Saturday afternoon at the Boston Sports Club.
With its fifth straight victory, Babson improves to 12-4 overall and 4-1 in league play. Emerson is now 9-8 overall and 1-4 in the NEWMAC.
Rosenbluth and Kolesnik teamed up for an 8-5 victory at number one doubles, while Zhang and junior Dylan Pace (Atherton, Calif.) posted an 8-3 result at number two. The Beavers were unable to collect all three points in doubles as sophomore Andre Libnic (Coral Gables, Fla.) and first-year Rafael Premisleaner (Ojai, Calif.) suffered an 8-6 loss at number three.
All six matches in singles play were decided in straight sets, highlighted by Rosenbluth's 6-1, 6-0 triumph at number two, and first-year Ron Brody's (Springfield, N.J.) 6-0, 6-1 win at number four. Kolesnik recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win at number three and Zhang was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at number five.
The Lions got victories at number one, where first-year Bass Lin (Shanghai, China) edged Libnic, 6-2, 6-3, and at number six as classmate Jeff Pratt (Atkinson, N.H.) topped Beavers' first-year Jackson Stewart (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 6-4, 6-4.
Babson returns to action on Monday when it hosts Franklin Pierce at 1:30 p.m., while Emerson takes on Coast Guard in its regular season finale on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
• The Beavers are now 10-0 all-time against Emerson.
• Babson is now 9-0 at home this season, which includes three wins inside the Boston Sports Club.
• Rosenbluth, Zhang and Brody have all won five consecutive singles matches, while Pace and Zhang have won their last five doubles contests.