BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College men's tennis team split a pair of matches at Farwell Courts on Saturday as it stayed unbeaten in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a 9-0 win over Emerson College after opening the day with a 5-4 loss to 13th-ranked Tufts University.
The Beavers (6-7, 2-0 NEWMAC) cruised to an easy victory against the Lions in their afternoon match, dropping just six points in doubles and winning five of six singles matches in straight sets. Senior Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) and junior Dom Wysolmerski (Rutland, Vt.) cruised to an 8-4 win at first doubles, while sophomore Peter Volkov (Elmwood Park, N.J.) and first-year Stuart Toda (Mercer Island, Wash.) were 8-1 winners at number two. Junior Alden Hosmer (Hopkinton, Mass.) and first-year Dan Meister (Nyon, Switzerland) completed the sweep in doubles with an 8-1triumph at number three.
The Green and White continued to roll against Emerson (5-5, 0-3 NEWMAC) in singles, led by first-year Brandon Rosenbluth's (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3) victory at number one. Classmate Ho Wang Alastair Ng (Hong Kong) was a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 winner at number two, while sophomore Dylan Levy (Miami, Fla.) breezed to a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at number three.
Classmate Connor Chin (Lexington, Mass.) won 6-1, 6-2 at number four, and first-year Charles Morris (Belmont, Mass.) and Meister closed out the match with easy victories at five and six, respectively.
Babson nearly picked up its first win over a nationally-ranked team to start the day before falling 5-4 to the Jumbos (10-4). After going down 2-0 in doubles, Rosenbluth and senior Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) cut the deficit in half with an 8-5 triumph at number two.
Rosenbluth fell 6-2, 6-1 at number four singles, but the Green and White picked up victories in the next three matches to take a 4-3 lead. Perez rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 result at number one, Roque breezed to a 6-2, 6-2 win at number six and Vu got Babson within one point of the upset with his 6-1, 6-2 triumph at number three.
Rahim took the first set of his match at number five singles but was unable to hold on in a 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 loss to even the match, and Tufts sophomore Danny Coran (Milwaukee, Wis.) squeaked out a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory over Thylen for the deciding point at number two singles.
Babson returns to action on Sunday when it hosts Colby at 1 p.m.