BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles, but visiting Brandeis University, ranked 24th in the most recent ITA national poll, rallied to win five of six singles matches en route to a 6-3 victory in non-conference men's tennis action on Thursday at the Farwell Courts.
With the win, Brandeis is now 6-4 on the year, while Babson, which saw its three-match winning streak come to an end, falls to 4-5.
Sophomores Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) and Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) won their third consecutive match, 8-4, at number one doubles, and junior Connor DeFiore (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and first-year Dom Wysolmerski (Rutland, Vt.) picked up a 9-8 victory, taking the tiebreaker 8-6, at number three doubles to give the Beavers a pair of early points.
Unfortunately, only Perez was able to keep the momentum going in singles play with his 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Judges' first-year Michael Arguello (Brentwood, Tenn.). Vu fell 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 at number two to first-year Brian Granoff (Miami, Fla.), and Babson sophomore Isaac Thylen (Surfside, Fla.) dropped a 7-5, 6-4 decision at number three singles.
DeFiore won the first set in his match against the Brandeis' Ryan Bunis (Groton, Mass.), but eventually lost 2-6, 7-5, 6-2, while sophomore Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) was beaten 6-4, 6-2 at fifth singles. Wysolmerski fell at number six singles, 6-4, 6-4, to Michael Secular (Bronx, N.Y.).
Babson returns to the court on Saturday when it hosts Emerson at 1 p.m., while Brandeis heads to Clark on Friday for a 4 p.m. match.