HARTFORD, Conn.—Nationally-ranked Trinity College built a one-point lead after doubles and then won three singles matches in straight sets en route to a 5-1 victory over visiting Babson College in non-conference men's tennis action on Tuesday afternoon.
With its second consecutive win, 27th-ranked Trinity is now 9-7 overall, while Babson drops to 10-10 on the year.
Sophomores Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) and Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) earned the Beavers' lone point with a convincing 8-3 triumph at number one doubles over the Bantams' duo of juniors Daniel Carpenter (Wayzata, Minn.) and David Myers (Winnetka, Ill.). Junior Ramone Doyley (Kingston, Jamaica) and first-year Dom Wysolmerski (Rutland, Vt.) nearly gave the Green and White a second doubles victory before falling 9-8 (8-5) at number three, while sophomores Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) and Isaac Thylen (Surfside, Fla.) were beaten 8-0 at number two.
Thylen was forced to retire after dropping the opening game of the first set against first-year Rutendo Matingo (Weston, Mass.) at number three singles, snapping his eight-match winning streak. Doyley fell 6-0, 6-1 at number four and Wysolmerski was defeated, 6-1, 6-1, at number six in the only singles matches that were completed. Perez and Rahim were midway through the first set at number one and five, respectively, while Vu dropped the opening set 6-2 at number two before grabbing a 4-1 lead in the second set.
With its regular season now complete, Babson, which earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1997 last spring and are once again in Pool B contention, must wait for the selection announcement on Monday, May 5.