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Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Endicott

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Endicott

Men's Tennis vs. Endicott
Saturday, March 3—3 p.m.
Boston Sports Club—Wellesley, Mass.

Babson and Endicott will meet for just the third time overall and first time since 2012 on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers are 2-0 all-time against the Gulls.

Ramone Doyley '15 and Zach Ringer both earned points in singles and doubles as Babson cruised past Endicott, 7-2, on April 26, 2012, in Beverly, Mass. The Beavers built a 2-1 lead after doubles and then won five of six singles matches in straight sets to close out the victory.

Endicott (2-1) opened the spring with a 9-0 loss to Bentley last Sunday. Chris Kirkpatrick forced a tiebreaker in the first set at number one singles and Daniel Rinkert nearly forced a decisive third set before dropping at tiebreaker at number four singles for the Gulls. Rinkert leads the squad with three wins apiece in singles and doubles, while four other players have won twice each in singles and doubles action. Endicott finished the 2016-17 campaign at 11-8 after falling in the CCC quarterfinals.

Babson (0-0) will play its first dual match of the season on Saturday after competing in three tournaments back in the fall. The Green and White returns nine players from a team that went 11-9 and reached the NEWMAC Tournament final for the fifth consecutive season in 2017. Sophomore Alberto De Mendiola finished the year ranked 10th in the ITA Northeast Region singles rankings after going 13-4. He was also 14-4 at number one doubles alongside junior Brandon Rosenbluth, who was fourth on the team with nine singles victory. Senior Ben Roque was third on the squad with 10 singles wins, while classmate Connor Chin earned an all-conference singles nod after going 4-1 in league play.

After calling Farwell Courts home for the last 52 years, Babson will move into a new tennis facility across campus this spring. The new facility features eight lighted courts with court-side bleacher seating, as well as additional seating along the wall overlooking the playing surface. The Beavers will open the new courts against Bates on March 28.

The Green and White will face six nationally-ranked opponents this spring, beginning with next Sunday's match at No. 3 Middlebury. Following four matches in Orlando, Fla., duringspring break, the Beavers fly north to play host four straight national powers in Bates (No. 19), Brandeis (No. 20), MIT (No. 21) and Tufts (No. 17) in a span of 10 days beginning March 28.

The Beavers have won nine of their last 10 matches going back to last March when leading after doubles.