Game Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Amherst--4/21/13
MEN'S TENNIS vs. AMHERST
Sunday, April 21
THE SERIES: Babson and Amherst will meet for just the third time since 2000 on Sunday afternoon with the Lord Jeffs having won the two previous meetings in 2008 and 2009.
LAST MEETING: Amherst swept the doubles matches and then won five of six singles matches en route to an 8-1 win on March 27, 2010 in Babson Park.
SCOUTING THE LORD JEFFS: No. 17 Amherst (22-7) has won nine straight matches and is coming off a 9-0 victory over Trinity College on Saturday afternoon. The Lord Jeffs easily swept all the doubles matches and then won all six-singles matches in straight sets. Mark Kahan and Russell Einbinder won 8-3 at number one doubles, Andrew Yaraghi and Chris Dale picked up an 8-0 win at number two singles, and top singles player Joe Fritz and Justin Reindel cruised to an 8-1 win in the third doubles matches. All six Amherst players picked up a second point on the day in singles play. The Lord Jeffs have dropped a match since March 23 and have only dropped three matches to Division III teams this season.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: Babson (10-6) clinched the number two seed in next weekend's NEWMAC Tournament with an 8-1 rout of Clark University on Saturday. The Beavers, who have won five straight matches, took all three doubles matches and grabbed wins in five of the six singles matches, led by first-years Roberto Perez and Victor Vu. The duo combined for a win at number two doubles and then took down the Cougars' top two players at number one and two singles, respectively. Senior Mitchell Henry and sophomore Connor DeFiore also earned a point in both singles and doubles play. Vu leads the Beavers with nine singles victories and 10 doubles wins this season, while Henry and sophomore Roy Murdock have won five and four matches in a row, respectively.
HONORING THE SENIORS: Sunday marks the final collegiate home match for Babson seniors Mitchell Henry and Rushab Tanna. During their careers, they have combined to win a total of 43 matches, helping the Beavers to 29 team victories along the way. This season, they have captained a Babson squad that has gone 9-6 overall - the program's highest win total since 2008-09. Please join us in honoring Mitchell and Rushab for their hard work, leadership, and dedication to the Babson men's tennis program.