WALTHAM, Mass.—The Babson College men's and women's swimming & diving teams combined to win nine events while setting four meet records in a dual meet on Tuesday night against Bentley University inside the Dana Center Pool. The men suffered a 187-109 loss and the women were defeated 169-84 by the Falcons.
The Babson men are now 7-3, while the women drop to 5-8. Bentley's men have won 31 straight dual meets and their women extended their winning streak to 19.
Senior Tessa Amoroso (Rowley, Mass.) picked up victories in both diving events with the top six-dive scores of her career. She totaled 243.89 points on the 1-meter board and followed it up with a score of 262.57 on the three-meter board.
The Babson women eclipsed meet records in both relay events on the way to posting a pair of second-place finishes. Sophomore Celine Nie (Irvine, Calif.) and first-years Elizabeth Demoine (Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J.), Abigail Voce (Oxford, N.Y.) and Stella Hu (Wellesley, Mass.) began the meet with a time of 1:56.64 in the 200-yard medley relay. Voce, Demoine and Hu joined senior Tirza Rentovich (Harrisburg, Pa.) to cap the meet with a time of 1:43.97 in the 200 free relay.
Nie came in as the runner-up in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, while Demoine finished second in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. Voce also added a pair of second-place results in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events.
Hu came in third in the 100 free and fourth in the 200 free for the Beavers.
In the men's half of the meet, junior Alex Damiecki (Centerville, Mass.) and first-year Aaron Huynh (Mission Viejo, Calif.) combined for five individual wins in addition to being part of one relay victory. Damiecki touched the wall first in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard IM, while Huynh won the 500-yard freestyle after claiming the top spot with a meet-record time of 9:59.27 in the 1000 free.
Damiecki and Huynh also combined with sophomore Lachlan Dibbayawan (Bangkok, Thailand) and first-year Ethan Yoo (Redondo Beach, Calif.) to win the 200-yard medley relay with a meet-record time of 1:37.33.
First-year Walter Lehneis (Hackettstown, N.J.) came in first in the 200 breaststroke after finishing fourth in the 200 free. Yoo broke a meet record on his way to finishing second in the 100 free, Dibbayawan was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke, and sophomore Kevin Luu (Malden, Mass.) took second place in the 100-yard backstroke.
Yoo added a third-place result in the 200 free, sophomore Taras Polakoff (Orange County, Calif.) came in third in the 200 back, and junior Michael Cerny (Windsor, Conn.) and first-year Aiden Asuncion-Duong (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) finished fourth in the 50 free and 200 butterfly, respectively.
The Beavers return to action on Saturday when they travel to Gordon for a 1 p.m. meet.