BABSON PARK, Mass. – Nationally-ranked Amherst College proved too strong for the Babson College men's tennis team, as the Beaver fell to the No. 17 Lord Jeffs, 6-3, in a non-conference contest at the Farwell Courts.
Things looked good for Babson (10-7) early on, as the hosts won two of the three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead heading into singles play. First-years Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Roberto Perez (Ponzuelo de Alarcon, Spain) teamed up for an 8-6 win at number two, while senior captain Mitchell Henry (Wellesley, Mass.) and first-year Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) joined forces on an 8-4 victory at number three.
The Lord Jeffs (24-7) would take control of the overall contest in singles competition, winning five of the six pairings to claim the 6-3 victory. The Beavers' lone singles point came at number two, where Vu capped off an impressive day with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Russell Einbinder (Roxbury, Conn.).
MATCH NOTES: Prior to the match, there was a brief ceremony in honor of Babson senior captains Mitchell Henry and Rushab Tanna (Burlington, Mass.), who were playing in their final regular season home contests. During their careers, the duo combined to win a total of 46 matches, helping the Beavers to 30 team victories along the way. This season, they have captained a Babson squad that has gone 10-7 overall - the program's highest win total since 2008-09.