April 17, 2013

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Suffolk--4/17/13

MEN'S TENNIS vs. SUFFOLK
Wednesday, April 17
Farwell Courts—3:30pm

THE SERIES: Babson and Suffolk will meet for only the third time on Wednesday afternoon with the Beavers leading the all-time series 2-0 after wins in 2010 and 2011.

LAST MEETING: Babson won two of the three doubles matches and then won five of the six singles matches, including four that took three sets, to earn a hard-fought 7-2 win over Suffolk on April 17, 2012 in Babson Park. Hubert Cromback earned a point in both doubles and singles play and current sophomore Ramone Doyley pulled out a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 victory at number one singles.

SCOUTING THE RAMS: Suffolk (3-5) have dropped three consecutive matches after a 7-2 loss against Johnson & Wales on Saturday. The pairing of sophomore Calixto Romero and junior Drew Reilly earned a win at number one doubles and Romero rallied from down a set for a win at number one singles to earn a pair of points for the Rams. Junior Vassilli Stroganov has won five singles matches, including three at number five singles, while senior Dachuan Zhu has four singles wins. Sophomore Marc Winkler has won three doubles matches and three other players have won two doubles matches, including junior Aaron Lau, who has a pair of wins at number one doubles.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: Babson (8-6) has won three straight matches and four of its last five after an 8-1 win over Wheaton on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers swept all six singles matches and first-years Roberto Perez and Victor Vu, along with senior Mitchell Henry, all earned points in both singles and doubles play as the Green and White clinched a spot in next weekend's NEWMAC Tournament. Vu leads Babson with eight singles wins on the season while Perez and Doyley have each won six matches apiece. The pairing of Henry and first-year Saif Rahim are 3-1 this spring and have won three consecutive doubles matches, and Vu has picked up a team-high eight wins in doubles play, including three in four conference matches.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A win over Suffolk would give the Beavers four straight victories, matching their longest winning streak of the season.

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