Men's Tennis

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Men's Tennis Knocks Off Hope, Colorado College

Men's Tennis Knocks Off Hope, Colorado College

ORLANDO, Fla.—The Babson College men's tennis team continued its success in the state of Florida with a pair of victories at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday. The Beavers defeated Hope College, 6-3, in their opening match of the day, and wrapped up the sweep with a 6-3 victory over Colorado College in the nightcap.

Babson, which has now won 12 consecutive matches against Division III opponents in Florida, improves to 5-1 on the year and is off to its best start since 1997. Hope is 2-6 overall, while Colorado College falls to 4-12.

In the first match of the day, the Green and White rallied to win despite falling behind 2-1 after doubles. Sophomore Alberto De Mendiola (San Jose, Costa Rica) and junior Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) were 8-0 winners at number one, but first-years Andre Libnic (Coral Gables, Fla.) and Chris Kolesnik (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomores Dan Levitan (Winter Haven, Fla.) and Dylan Pace (Atherton, Calif.) suffered losses at second third doubles, respectively.

The Beavers were dominant in singles though, picking up four of their five wins in straight sets. De Mendiola posted a 6-1, 6-1 result at number one, Libnic was a 6-3, 6-2 winner at number two, and Rosenbluth recorded a 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8) triumph at number three.

Levitan won 6-4, 6-1 at number five, while senior Dylan Levy (Miami, Fla.) cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win at number six.

In its second match of the day, the Green and White built a 2-1 lead after doubles thanks to wins by Rosenbluth and Kolesnik at number one and Libnic and senior Ben Roque (Coral Gables, Fla.) at number two. Sophomore Jonathan Ben-Rey (Las Vegas, Nev.) and first-year Cameron Gruss (Kittery, Maine) suffered an 8-4 loss at number three, but the Beavers made up for it with four victories in singles play.

Libnic was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at number one, Kolesnik recorded a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) decision at number three, and Levitan posted a 6-4, 6-1 result at number four. Levy picked up the final point of the night at number five as he cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Babson returns home to play the first of four straight matches against nationally-ranked opponents when it hosts Bates on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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