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.