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Men's Tennis Downs Springfield, 8-1, to Clinch NEWMAC Tournament Berth

Men's Tennis Downs Springfield, 8-1, to Clinch NEWMAC Tournament Berth

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—Babson College built a 2-1 lead after doubles and won five of six singles matches in straight set on its way to defeating Springfield College, 8-1, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's tennis action on Saturday.

Babson, which has won three straight matches, improves to 9-8 overall and 4-1 in conference play, while Springfield slips to 11-5 overall and 3-3 in the NEWMAC.

The Beavers got off a to a fast start as sophomore Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) and first-year Alberto De Mendiola (San Jose, Costa Rica) won 8-3 at number one doubles, while junior Dylan Levy (Miami, Fla.) and first-year Dan Levitan (Winter Park, Fla.) were 8-4 winners at number three. Junior Ben Roque (Coral Gables, Fla.) and sophomore Ho Wang Alastair Ng (Hong Kong) just missed out on a sweep with a 9-8 (8-4) loss at number two.

De Mendiola rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at first singles and Roque recorded a 6-1, 6-0 result at number four. Levitan picked up the clinching point with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph at number three.

Rosenbluth was a 7-5, 6-3 winner at number two, junior Connor Chin (Lexington, Mass.) breezed to a 6-2, 6-3 decision at number six and Ng posted a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 victory at number five to conclude the match.

Babson returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Connecticut College at 3:30 p.m., while Springfield will take on an opponent to be determined in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal match next Saturday.

MATCH NOTES
•    The Beavers have won nine of their last 10 matches against the Pride and are 15-6 in the all-time series.
•    Babson clinched the number two seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament, which sets up a semifinal match against Coast Guard on May 6.
•    De Mendiola and Rosenbluth extended their winning streak to 10 at number one doubles. Their 13 overall wins this season matches Alex Kamergorodsky '10 and Brian Lafayette '10 for the third most victories by a doubles pairing since 1997.

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