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Men's Tennis Downs Franklin Pierce, Connecticut College in Fall Finale

Men's Tennis Downs Franklin Pierce, Connecticut College in Fall Finale

RINDGE, N.H.—The Babson College men's tennis wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule with a pair of victories on Friday at Franklin Pierce University. The Beavers edged the host Ravens 5-4 in their opening match of the day, and followed it up by topping Connecticut College 6-3 to complete the sweep.

With the victories, Babson concludes the fall with an overall record of 3-0. Franklin Pierce is 1-1, while Connecticut College opens the season at 0-1.

Babson 5, Franklin Pierce 4
Despite suffering a loss at number one doubles, the Beavers went into singles play up 2-1 after posting wins in the other two matches. Junior Andre Libnic (Coral Gables, Fla.) and sophomore Tyler Zhang (Southborough, Mass.) recorded an 8-2 victory at number two, while senior Dylan Pace (Atherton, Calif.) and first-year Jack MacDonald (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) picked up a key point with an 8-6 triumph at number three.

First-year Jett Hampton (Lakeway, Texas) earned Babson's first singles point with a 6-4, 6-0 win at number six, and classmate Sebastian Bucarion (Sarasota, Fla.) followed with a 7-5, 6-2 victory at number three. Franklin Pierce recorded wins at first, second and fourth singles to even the match before Zhang secured the decisive point with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph at number five.

Babson 6, Connecticut College 3
The Green and White dropped an 8-4 decision at number one doubles, but followed it up with a pair of close victories to take the lead. Junior Chris Kolesnik (Staten Island, N.Y.) and first-year Jason Weisman (Alameda, Calif.) won 8-7 at number two, while Pace and MacDonald recorded their second point of the day with an 8-6 decision at number three.

Junior Markus Nordby (Oslo, Norway) won a first-set tiebreaker on the way to eanring a 7-6, 7-3 victory at first singles. First-year Jason Weisman (Claremont, Calif.) was 6-3, 6-0 winner at number two, Kolesnik contributed a 7-5, 6-1 triumph at number four, and Zhang collected his second singles point of the day with a 6-1, 6-2 decision at number five.

Babson opens the spring portion of its schedule at Bryant on February 22.