Men's Tennis vs. Colby
Sunday, April 17—1 p.m.
Farwell Courts—Babson Park, Mass.
Babson and Colby will meet for the first time since 2006 and just the third time since 2000 on Sunday afternoon in Babson Park. The teams split a pair of matches during the 2005 and 2006 campaigns.
Babson defeated Colby, 5-2, on March 12, 2005, in Waterville, Maine.
The Mules downed Babson, 7-0, on March 11, 2004, in Waterville.
SCOUTING THE MULES
Colby (4-10) has won three straight matches on the heels of dropping 10 in a row after easing past Connecticut College, 7-2, on Saturday. Junior Carl Reid, classmate Vlad Murad and sophomore Jeremy Mendoza all won in both singles and doubles for the Camels, who won five of six singles matches in straight sets. Reid, who is ranked sixth in the most recent ITA rankings, is 11-1 on the year in singles, while Murad has won five straight matches and is 8-4 overall on the year. The duo is also ranked seventh in the region in doubles and enters Sunday's match with four straight victories.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (6-7) split a pair of matches on Saturday, falling to 13th-ranked Tufts, 5-4, in the morning before easily dispatching Emerson 9-0 in the afternoon. Senior Roberto Perez won at both number two doubles and number one singles against the Jumbos, while classmate Victor Vu won at number three singles against Tufts and number one doubles against the Lions. First-year Brandon Rosenbluth leads the Beavers with a 7-6 singles mark, while Perez has won four consecutive matches, all at number one. Vu is 11-6 in all doubles matches and Rosenbluth is 8-6, including a 3-0 record at number one.
FAMILIAR WITH THE NESCAC
Colby will be the Beavers' fifth NESCAC opponent this spring, and second in as many days. The Green and White is 1-3 in its previous four matches against teams from the NESCAC with a win over Connecticut College. All three losses have come to nationally-ranked squads.
FEELING AT HOME
Saturday's doubleheader against Tufts and Emerson marked the first of six consecutive home matches for Babson through next Saturday. This stretch includes conference battles against regionally-ranked foes Coast Guard and MIT next week.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 11-3 over the last two years in the month of April.