BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College earned two hard-fought points in doubles and won all six singles matches in straight sets en route to an 8-1 victory over visiting Springfield College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis action on Saturday afternoon at Farwell Courts.
With its sixth win in the last eight matches, Babson is now 9-8 overall and 4-1 in conference play, and clinched a spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament. Springfield concludes its regular season at 8-7 overall and 3-3 in league play.
The Pride won the first completed match of the day as first-year Court Honda (Marioka, Japan) and Alex Romaine (Stamford, Conn.) downed senior Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Saif Rahim (Hong Kong), 8-5. Classmate Roberto Perez (Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain) and first-year Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) got the Beavers on the board with an 8-5 win at number two, while junior Dom Wysolmerski (Rutland, Vt.) and sophomore Ben Roque (Coral Gables, Fla.) gave the Green and White the lead for good with an 8-6 triumph at number three.
Sophomore Dylan Levy (Miami, Fla.) picked up the Beavers' first point in singles with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at number six. Rosenbluth followed with a 6-0, 6-4 win at number four, while Vu breezed to a 6-3, 6-2 triumph at number three.
First-year Ho Wang Alastair Ng (Hong Kong) was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at number five, and Perez won for the sixth time in the last seven matches, 6-1, 6-2, at number one. Senior Isaac Thylen (Surfside, Fla.) collected Babson's final point with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory at number two.
The Beavers wrap up the regular season on Wednesday at Wheaton at 4 p.m.
• The Beavers have won eight of their last nine matches against Springfield going back to 2009.
• Perez, Rahim, Thylen and Vu played their final match at Farwell Courts on Sunday. Babson's four seniors helped the program capture its first NEWMAC regular-season title last spring and made consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013 and 2014, when they claimed the Beavers' first national-tournament win against Colby Sawyer.