Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Coast Guard Academy--4/6/13
MEN'S TENNIS at COAST GUARD ACADEMY
Saturday, April 6
New London, Conn.—1:00pm
THE SERIES: Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 17th consecutive season on Saturday with the Beavers holding a slim 11-10 advantage in the series dating back to 1996.
LAST MEETING: Babson and Coast Guard split the six singles matches but the Bears won two of three doubles matches to slip past the Beavers 5-4 on April 4, 2012 in Babson Park. Danny Schneider '12 claimed wins in both singles and doubles play and current senior Mitchell Henry earned a straight-set win at number three singles for the Green and White.
LAST BABSON WIN: The Beavers took a 2-1 lead after doubles play and then won four of six singles matches en route to a 6-3 win over Coast Guard on April 8, 2009 in Babson Park.
SCOUTING THE BEARS: Coast Guard (3-7, 1-1 NEWMAC) is looking for its second straight win after overpowering Springfield College 8-1 on Wednesday. The Bears swept all six singles matches and got wins in both singles and doubles play from Blake Mauer, Robert Renfrow, Andrew Bryson and Joe Sullivan-Springhetti. Weston Fortna and Mark Guentert have each won three straight singles matches and have a team-high eight individual wins on the season while Fortna also leads Coast Guard with six doubles victories.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: Babson (6-6, 1-1 NEWMAC) outlasted Connecticut College 5-4 in four and a half hours on Friday afternoon for its second win in the last three matches. The Beavers led 2-1 after doubles play and got straight-set wins from Henry and sophomore Ramone Doyley, and another sophomore Connor DeFiore picked up a three-set victory at number five singles to seal the victory. First-year Victor Vu leads the Green and White with six singles wins on the season and Doyley has posted a team-high six wins in doubles. Doyley and DeFiore have teamed up to win four straight doubles matches dating back to March 28.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Coast Guard is the fourth opponent the Beavers will face this season from the state of Connecticut. The Green and White have gone 2-1 in the previous three matches with wins over Wesleyan and Connecticut College and a loss to Trinity.