BEVERLY, Mass.—Babson College took two out of three doubles matches and won five of the six singles matches, all in straight sets, to wrap up its 2011-12 season on a high note, defeating Endicott College 7-2 this afternoon in non-conference men's tennis action.
The win snapped a two-match losing streak for Babson, who finishes at 6-12, while Endicott, seeded fifth in the upcoming Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament, dropped its second consecutive match to drop to 9-11.
The Beavers got off to a fast start winning matches at number one and number two doubles to take an early lead. The pairing of first-year Ramone Doyley (Kingston, Jamaica) and sophomore Hubert Cromback (Cambridge, Mass.) knocked off Olivier Joggi (Stoneham, Mass.) and Jake Cohen (Barrington, R.I.) 9-7, and first-year Roy Murdock (Santa Monica, Calif.) and junior Zach Ringer (Minnetonka, Minn.) knocked off Endicott's Mike Lauretano (Winchester, Mass.) and Porter Williams (Raleigh, N.C.), 8-4.
In singles action, two Babson seniors picked up victories in their final collegiate action as Nissim Cohen-Sabban (Chula Vista, Calif.) beat Endicott's Evan Ross (Worcester, Mass.) 6-1, 6-3 at number two, and captain Danny Schneider (Littleton, Mass.) topped Justin Warshavasky (East Hartford, Conn.) 6-2, 6-2 at number four. Cohen-Sabban, a 2010 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Second Team selection at number four singles and number two doubles, earned the 14th singles win of his career. Schneider, a three-time NEWMAC All-Academic selection, won for the ninth time this season and earned the 21st victory of his career.
Doyley and Ringer each picked up their second points of the day, winning at first and fifth singles, respectively. Doyley eased past Cohen 6-4, 6-2 and Ringer won a first set tiebreak before cruising through an easy second set, winning 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 over the Gulls' Tim Forance (Natick, Mass.). Junior Rushab Tanna (Burlington, Mass.) picked up his second victory of the season with an easy 6-1, 6-2 victory over Laurento at number six singles to complete the Beavers' victory.