Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Clark--4/20/13
MEN'S TENNIS vs. CLARK
Saturday, April 20
THE SERIES: Babson in 19-2 in 21 meetings with Clark since 1997.
LAST MEETING: Hubert Cromback and Nissim Cohen-Sabban '12 picked up a win at number three doubles and Cromback earned a second point with a three-set win at number five singles, but it wasn't enough as Clark snapped eight-match losing streak to Babson with a 6-3 win on April 14, 2012 in Worcester. Current sophomore Roy Murdock also picked up a straight-set win for the Green and White at number three singles.
LAST BABSON WIN: The Beavers swept three doubles matches and then won four of the six singles matches en route to a 7-2 triumph over Clark on April 16, 2011 in Babson Park. Current senior Mitchell Henry teamed with Simeon Human '12 for a win at number one doubles and classmate Rushab Tanna picked up a straight-set win at number six singles.
SCOUTING THE COUGARS: Clark (11-6, 3-1 NEWMAC) has won four straight matches and eight of its last nine following a 9-0 victory over Johnson & Wales on Tuesday. Seniors Diego Angel and Dan Hall each earned wins in both singles and doubles play for the Cougars, who have only dropped two points over their last four matches. Junior Dan Stein has won 10 singles matches on the season while Angel has nine singles victories and is riding a three-match winning streak. Angel and first-year Antoine Martin have won 12 and 10 doubles matches, respectively, while Hall is 5-1 in doubles play.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: Babson (9-6, 3-1 NEWMAC) has now won four straight matches after a 9-0 rout of Suffolk on Tuesday afternoon. Henry, sophomores Ramone Doyley and Connor DeFiore, and first-year Roberto Perez all earned wins in both singles and doubles play, while two more first-years, Davin Garcia and Saif Rahim each cruised to easy wins in their respective singles matches. First-year Victor Vu has won a team-high eight singles matches this season while both Doyley and Perez have won seven matches apiece. Vu also leads the Green and White with nine wins in doubles play, including three in NEWMAC competition.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A win by the Beavers would give them the number two seed in next weekend's NEWMAC Tournament, matching their best regular season finish since 2009.