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Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Wheaton

Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Wheaton

Men's Tennis at Wheaton
Wednesday, April 29—4 p.m.
Clark Tennis Courts—Norton, Mass.

Babson and Wheaton will meet for the 26th time on Wednesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1996. The Beavers are 15-10 all-time against Lyons and have won six of the last eight matches between the squads.

Four players collected victories in both singles and doubles as Babson eased past Wheaton, 9-0, on April 22, 2015, in Babson Park. Ramone Doyley '15, Felix Wee and seniors Roberto Perez and Victor Vu all posted a pair of wins for the Beavers, who won all six singles matches in straight sets.

The Lyons took two of three matches in doubles and then split the singles matches with wins at number one, three and six to pick up a 5-4 victory over Babson on April 2, 2011, in Norton, Mass.

Wheaton (7-8, 2-3 NEWMAC) has won three of its last four matches after rolling past Union, 8-1, on Sunday afternoon. Seniors Jim Beaton and Shreve Archer, junior Alden Zeff and sophomore Tyler Butler all won in both singles and doubles for the Lyons, who swept through singles with six straight-set victories. Senior David Gassen has won three straight matches at number one singles, while the team's second and third doubles pairings have won three of their last four matches.

Babson (9-8, 4-1 NEWMAC) bounced back from its one-point loss to MIT with an 8-1 triumph over Springfield on Saturday. After edging the Pride in two of three doubles matches, the Beaver won all six singles matches in straight sets to wrap up the second seed in the upcoming conference tournament. Perez (7-2) has won seven of his last eight matches at number one singles, first-year Brandon Rosenbluth is 10-6 in dual-match play and senior Isaac Thylen is 9-5 this spring at first and second singles. Vu leads the Green and White with a 13-7 mark in doubles, Rosenbluth is 12-6 overall and Roque is 10-7, which includes a 6-3 mark at number three.

Thylen, who has now won 18 straight singles matches against league foes, was selected as the NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week on Monday, while the duo of Perez and Rosenbluth repeated as the league's doubles team of the week.

A win on Wednesday would give the Green and White at least 10 wins for the fourth straight year, a feat last achieved in five consecutive seasons from 2001-05.

The Beavers have led after doubles in 11 consecutive league matches going back to the start of last season.