Men's Tennis vs. No. 19 Brandeis
Thursday, March 29—3:30 p.m.
Babson Tennis Courts—Babson Park, Mass.
Babson and Brandeis will meet for the 22nd time since 1995 on Thursday afternoon. The Beavers are 4-17 in their previous 21 matches against the Judges and are looking for their first win in the series since 2003.
Brian Granoff and junior Tyler Ng both picked up points in singles and doubles as then-32nd-ranked Brandeis defeated Babson, 8-1, on April 13, 2017, in Waltham, Mass. Junior Brandon Rosenbluth and sophomore Alberto De Mendiola earned the Beavers' lone point with an 8-5 victory at number one doubles.
LAST BABSON WIN
The Beavers defeated Brandeis, 4-3, on April 15, 2003, in Babson Park.
SCOUTING THE JUDGES
No. 19 Brandeis (7-2) has won four of its last five matches after blanking Trinity, 6-0, on Saturday. Junior Jackson Kogan and sophomore David Aizenberg were victorious in both singles and doubles for the Judges, whose only losses have come to national powers Middlebury and Pomona-Pitzer. Aizenberg is 9-5 overall and 4-2 at number two singles, while Kogan owns an 8-7 record that includes a 4-4 mark at number one singles. Doubles leaders Aizenberg (16-2) and first-year Anupreeth Coramutla (19-3) have gone 7-2 in dual-match play. Additionally, Kogan (10-5) and Ng are 6-1 at second doubles.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (5-1) is looking to extend its winning streak to four after recording a 6-3 victory over Colorado College back on March 21 in Orlando, Fla. First-years Andre Libnic and Chris Kolesnik earned victories in both singles and doubles as the Beavers built a 2-1 lead after doubles before winning four of six singles flights. Senior Dylan Levy is 7-1 in all singles matches, while Kolesnik and Libnic have both won six times overall. De Mendiola (5-1) and Rosenbluth (8-3) are 3-0 at number one doubles and sophomore Dylan Pace is 5-2 on the year, which includes two wins at second doubles.
RUN OF RANKED FOES
Despite having Wednesday's match against No. 20 Bates postponed, the Beavers will face three straight nationally-ranked opponents beginning Thursday's contest. The Green and White also hosts No. 21 MIT next Wednesday and will visit No. 17 Tufts next Saturday.
STREAKING INTO APRIL
Sophomore Dan Levitan has won four consecutive singles matches and is unbeaten in dual-match play, while Levy is currently riding a three-match winning streak.
MORE WEEKLY HONORS FOR BEAVERS' TOP DUO
De Mendiola and Rosenbluth were selected as the NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week for the second time this spring after going 2-0 with wins over St. Lawrence and Hope last week in Orlando, Fla. The duo has won 16 of its 17 matches going back to last year.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Over its first six dual matches, the Beavers have gotten wins from eight different players.