MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Third-ranked Middlebury College got out to a quick lead after doubles and won all six singles matches in straight sets on its way to defeating visiting Babson College, 9-0, in non-conference men's tennis action on Sunday afternoon inside the Nelsen Recreation Center.
Babson, which saw its two-match winning streak come to an end, is 2-1 on the year. Middlebury, which also downed Bates on Sunday, is 2-0.
Junior Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) and first-year Chris Kolesnik (Staten Island, N.Y.) played the Beavers' best match of the day, falling 9-7 at number two doubles. Sophomore Alberto De Mendiola (San Jose, Calif.) and first-year Andre Libnic (Coral Gables, Fla.) dropped an 8-0 decision at number one doubles, while senior Ben Roque (Coral Gables, Fla.) and first-year Cameron Gruss (Kittery, Maine) suffered an 8-2 loss at number three.
Libnic was beaten 6-2, 6-2 at number two singles and Rosenbluth fell 6-3, 6-2 at number three. Kolesnik suffered a 6-1, 6-0 setback at number three and senior Dylan Levy (Miami, Fla.) lost 6-0, 6-1 at number four.
Babson returns to action on March 19 when it takes on St. Lawrence and Denison at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.