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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 26—3:30 p.m.
Clark Tennis Courts—Norton, Mass.


Babson and Wheaton will meet for the 27th time on Wednesday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1996. The Beavers are 16-10 all-time against the Lyons and have won seven of the last eight meetings between the teams.

Victor Vu '16 earned the 100th win of his career with a 9-7 result at number one doubles alongside partner Saif Rahim '16 as the Beavers defeated Wheaton, 9-0, on April 27, 2016, in Norton, Mass. Sophomores Brandon Rosenbluth and Ho Wang Alastair Ng and Roberto Perez '16 all recorded wins in both singles and doubles for the Green and White.

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.

Wheaton (4-12, 2-3 NEWMAC) has won two of its last three matches and clinched the league's fifth and final playoff spot with a 7-2 victory over Clark on Tuesday. Senior Alden Zeff and first-years Jorge Aguirre Martinez, Diego Garcia Anton and Ned Roosevelt all won in both singles and doubles against the Cougars. After opening conference play with three straight losses, the Lyons have bounced back with two straight victories, which includes a 6-3 result against Emerson last Wednesday.

Babson (9-8, 4-1 NEWMAC) has won three straight matches after breezing past Springfield, 8-1, on Saturday. Rosenbluth and first-years Alberto De Mendiola and Dan Levitan all won in both singles and doubles for the Beavers, who clinched a conference tournament berth with the victory. De Mendiola is 13-5 overall, Ng is 10-5 and junior Connor Chin has won three straight matches in singles. De Mendiola and Rosenbluth have won 10 straight matches to improve to 13-3 on the year in doubles, while Levitan and junior Dylan Levy are 2-1 in league play at number three.

Having won three straight matches, the Green and White is looking to reach double-digit victories for the fifth consecutive season with a win on Wednesday. The program last won at least 10 matches in five straight campaigns from 2001-05.

De Mendiola and Rosenbluth were selected as the NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week for the third week in a row on Monday. The duo has earned weekly honors from the league in four of the last five weeks, and a victory on Wednesday would give them 14 on the year matching Mike Brooks and John Martin for the most by a Babson doubles tandem since 2004-05.

A win on Wednesday would give the Beavers at least five NEWMAC wins in four consecutive seasons.