AMHERST, Mass.—Fourth-ranked Amherst College grabbed a 3-0 lead after doubles and then won four of six singles matches in straight sets to defeat visiting Babson College, 7-2, in non-conference men's tennis action on Sunday afternoon.
With its 10th consecutive win, Amherst is now 22-2 on the year, while Babson, which snapped the Lord Jeffs streak of shutout victories at nine, drops to 5-6 overall with the loss.
Sophomore Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) continued his superb play for the Beavers, winning his sixth consecutive match at number one singles. The reigning NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, who is currently ranked 18th in the northeast, beat sophomore Andrew Revzin (Needham, MAss.), 7-6 (7-4), 6-0. Classmate Isaac Thylen (Surfside, Fla.) picked up his second straight victory with a 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 1-0 (10-8) result over Amherst junior Sean Rodriguez (Corpus Christi, Texas) at number three singles.
Sophomore Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) was beaten 6-3, 6-2 at number two singles, classmate Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) fell 6-1, 6-1 at number four, and first-year Dom Wysolmerski (Rutland, Vt.) lost a 6-4, 6-2 decision at number. Another sophomore, Davin Garcia (Essex Junction, Vt.), was clipped 6-1, 6-1 at sixth singles.
Perez and Vu lost 9-7 at number one doubles while the pairings of Thylen and Rahim, and junior Connor DeFiore (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Wysolmerski, lost 8-3 and 8-2 at number two and three doubles, respectively.
Babson returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Coast Guard in a pivotal league match at 3:30 p.m.