Men's Tennis

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Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Coast Guard

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Coast Guard

Men's Tennis vs. Coast Guard
Wednesday, April 20—3:30 p.m.
Farwell Courts—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 18th time since 2001 on Wednesday afternoon. The Beavers are 11-6 against the Bears over the last 17 matches and have won each of the last three meetings.

Babson built a 2-1 lead after doubles and won four of six singles matches on its way to defeating Coast Guard, 6-3, on April 15, 2015, in New London, Conn. The Beavers won at second and third doubles and then got victories from seniors Roberto Perez, Isaac Thylen and Victor Vu at first through third singles to close out the win. Sophomores Michael Melampy and John Hu each won in three sets at fourth and fifth singles for the Bears.

Nick Martin rallied from a set down at number four singles to win 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-2 as the Bears slipped past Babson, 5-4, on April 4, 2012, in Babson Park, Mass.

Coast Guard (8-5, 2-1 NEWMAC) has split its last 10 matches after a 3-0 start following Saturday's 7-2 loss at MIT. Seniors Mark Guentert and Weston Fortna picked up an 8-6 win at number one doubles and Melampy collected a straight-set victory at number four singles for the Bears. Hu is 13-2 in all singles matches, including an 8-0 mark at number six, Melampy is 10-4 overall and Fortna has gone 10-5 with six wins at fourth singles. The duo of Melampy and Jack Phillips is 12-5 in doubles play, which includes six wins at number three, while Guentert and Fortna are both 12-7 overall and 8-5 at number one.

Babson (7-7, 2-0 NEWMAC) has won four of its last five matches after defeating Colby, 7-2, on Sunday afternoon. Perez, Vu and first-year Brandon Rosenbluth were all victorious in both singles and doubles for the Beavers, who got out to a 3-0 lead after doubles. Perez (5-1) has won five straight singles matches at number one, Rosenbluth is 8-5 in dual-match play, and Thylen has gone 6-5 overall at first and second singles. Vu leads the Green and White with a 12-6 mark in doubles, while Rosenbluth has gone 9-6 with four wins in four matches at number one. Sophomore Ben Roque is 8-6 in doubles, which includes a 4-2 record at number three.

The Beavers have won eight straight regular-season matches against NEWMAC foes and have not dropped a point in each of their last four league matches.

Perez was selected as the NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week on Monday, while he and Rosenbluth earned conference doubles team of the week accolades after going 3-0 with a pair of wins at number one. 

The Beavers are 12-4 in their last 16 matches at Farwell Courts going back to April 5, 2014.