CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Second-seeded Babson College swept all three doubles points and first-year Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) won in both singles and doubles en route to a hard-fought victory over the third-seeded Coast Guard Academy in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament semifinal on Saturday afternoon.
With its sixth win in the last seven matches, Babson (11-8) advances to the NEWMAC title match for the fourth year in a row. Coast Guard sees its season come to a close at 10-7.
Seniors Victor Vu (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Saif Rahim (Hong Kong) earned the Beavers' first point of the day with an 8-5 win at number one doubles. Rosenbluth and senior Roberto Perez (Pozeulo de Alarcon, Spain) posted an 9-7 victory at number two, while junior Dom Wysolmerski (Rutland, Vt.) and sophomore Ben Roque (Coral Gables, Fla.) recorded a 9-7 triumph at number three to make it 3-0.
The Bears got on the board as sophomore John Hu (Plainsboro, N.J.) downed Roque, 7-5, 6-0, at number four singles. Senior Isaac Thylen (Surfside, Fla.) recorded a 6-3, 6-1 result at number two and Rosenbluth clinched the match for the Green and White with a 6-4, 6-0 victory at number three. Perez, Rahim and first-year Ho Wang Alastair Ng (Hong Kong) all won the first set in their respective singles matches.
Babson will take on top-seeded MIT in Sunday's championship match beginning at 1 p.m. at the duPoint Tennis Courts.
• The Beavers are 13-6 going back to 2001 against Coast Guard and have won five straight matches in the series.
• Babson is now 3-2 all-time against the Bears in conference tournament matches.
• Thylen has won 20 consecutive singles matches against league foes.
• Perez and Rosenbluth enter Sunday's final having won eight straight matches at number two doubles.