March 28, 2013

Men's Tennis Can't Hold Early Lead at Brandeis

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Babson College took an early 2-1 lead after doubles play, but host Brandeis University rallied with wins in five of six singles matches to come away with the 6-3 victory in a non-conference men's tennis contest on Thursday.

The Beavers (4-5) got off to a quick start thanks to doubles victories in the top two positions. Ramone Doyley and Connor DeFiore teamed up for an 8-5 win at number one, while Roberto Perez and Victor Vu added an 8-3 triumph at number two.

From there, the match belonged to the Judges, who complimented their 8-5 win at third doubles with straight-set wins in the top four singles positions. Brandeis' final singles win came at number five, where Babson senior Mitchell Henry lost a marathon match in three sets, 4-6, 7-6 (11-9), 6-1. Meanwhile, the Beavers' third point of the contest came at six, where DeFiore outdueled Brandeis' Adam Brown, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (3).

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