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Men's Tennis Outlasts Coast Guard, 5-4

Men's Tennis Outlasts Coast Guard, 5-4

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Junior Connor Chin (Lexington, Mass.) rallied from a set down to clinch the final point of the match at number six singles as visiting Babson College defeated the Coast Guard Academy, 5-4, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis action on Wednesday.

With its second consecutive win, Babson is now 8-8 overall and 3-1 in conference play, while Coast Guard slips to 5-6 overall and 2-2 in the NEWMAC.

The Beavers jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles as first-year Alberto De Mendiola (San Jose, Costa Rica) and sophomore Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) were 8-1 winners at number one, while junior Ben Roque (Coral Gables, Fla.) and sophomore Ho Wang Alastair Ng (Hong Kong) posted a 9-7 victory at number two.

Ng gave the Green and White its first singles point with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph at number five, and De Mendiola rallied for a 2-6, 6-0, 6-0 win at number one. Rosenbluth and first-year Dan Levitan (Winter Park, Fla.) both grabbed one-set leads before suffering three-set losses at second and third singles, respectively.

With the match deadlocked at 4-4, Chin came back after dropping the first set to defeat Coast Guard first-year Arthur Wicke (San Marino, Calif.), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, for the decisive point.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson travels to Springfield at 1 p.m., while Coast Guard visits Emerson at 11 a.m.

MATCH NOTES
•    The Beavers are 14-6 against Coast Guard going back to 2011 and have won six consecutive matches against the Bears.
•    De Mendiola and Rosenbluth have won nine consecutive matches at number one doubles.
•    Babson can clinch a spot in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament with a win at Springfield on Saturday.

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