EWING, N.J.—Despite trailing 2-1 after doubles, Babson College rallied to win five of six singles matches en route to a 6-3 victory over TCNJ in non-conference men's tennis action on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Babson is now 1-2 on the year, while TCNJ drops to 0-1. The Beavers also avenged last spring's loss to the Lions in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Junior Ramone Doyley (Kingston, Jamaica) and sophomores Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) and Isaac Thylen (Surfside, Fla.) each picked up straight-set wins in singles for the Green and White. Perez beat Howard Telson (Edison, N.J.) 7-5, 6-3 at number one, Thylen dropped just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at number three, and Doyley cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory at number four.
Junior Connor DeFiore (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) split the first two sets with the Lions' Mike Stanley (Newton, Pa.) at number five singles before winning the decisive third set 6-1. Sophomore Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) also claimed a three-set, 6-3, 6-7 (7-2), 6-2, win at sixth singles.
Doyley and DeFiore were the only Beavers' doubles tandem to earn a point with their 8-4 triumph at number two. Perez and sophomore Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) were beaten 8-5 at number one, and Rahim and Thylen lost 8-6 at number three.
Babson returns to action on Sunday when it travels to nationally-ranked Stevens for a 1 p.m. match.