WORCESTER, Mass.—The Babson College men's tennis team picked up a pair of victories in doubles action and then claimed four singles matches in straight sets en route to a 6-3 victory over Clark University in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at the sun-splashed Corash Tennis Courts.
With their third consecutive in, Babson is now 4-4 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while Clark drops to 8-4 overall and 0-1 in the NEWMAC.
In doubles action, sophomores Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) and Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) came out and knocked off Dan Stein (Newton, Mass.) and Antoine Martin (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), 8-4, at number one. Their other doubles win came at number three as sophomores Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) and Isaac Thylen (Surfside, Fla.) edged Zack Goodstein (Columbus, Ohio) and Josh Burger (Fairfield, Conn.), 8-5.
Clark avoided a doubles sweep when Fernando Pinoargote (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and Spencer Pinkney (Falmouth, Mass.) were able to get past juniors Ramone Doyley (Kingston, Jamaica) and Connor DiFiore (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), 8-5, at number two
Things continued in the Green and White's favor in singles action beginning with Perez topping Stein, 6-3, 6-1 at number one and Vu bested Martin 6-1, 6-1 at number two. Thylen followed that up with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Pinkney at number three, while Rahim came through with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Joel Simonson (Waterford, Conn.) at number six.
Clark won a pair of marathon singles matches beginning with Goodstein's triumph over DeFiore at fifth singles. He dropped the first set, 6-2, before rallying to take the second 7-5 set and finally the third, 12-10.
Pinoargote fell to Doyley in the first set, 6-4, but came back strong to take a 6-1 win in the second. He completed the triumph when Doyley retired in the third set with Pinoargote ahead, 4-2, at number four singles.
Babson returns to action with its first home match of the spring on Thursday at 3 p.m., while Clark hosts Emerson on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Note: Portions of this release courtesy of Clark University.