NEW LONDON, Conn.—Connecticut College grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles and then breezed to four straight-set wins in singles play en route to a 6-3 victory over Babson College in non-conference men's tennis action on Tuesday afternoon.
With the win, Connecticut College moves to 6-7 on the year, while Babson, which has now dropped two consecutive matches, falls to 9-8 overall.
Sophomores Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) and Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) claimed a 9-7 triumph at number one doubles and each won their respective singles matches to account for all the Beavers' points. Perez cruised 6-1, 6-0 at number one and Vu won a first-set tiebreak on his way to a 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 result at number two.
Juniors Connor DeFiore (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Ramone Doyley (Kingston, Jamaica) dropped an 8-6 decision at number two doubles while sophomores Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) and Davin Garcia (Essex Junction, Vt.) fell 8-5 at number three.
Doyley was beaten 6-3, 6-2 at number three singles, DeFiore lost 6-1, 6-1 at number four, and first-year Dom Wysolmerski (Rutland, Vt.) fell 6-0, 6-2 at number five. Garcia was also defeated, 6-1, 6-1, at number six.
Babson, which earned the number two seed in the upcoming New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament, will take on third-seeded Clark in a semifinal at 3 p.m. on Saturday at MIT.