Men's Tennis at Coast Guard
Sunday, April 8—1 p.m.
CGA Tennis Courts—New London, Conn.
Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 22nd time since 2001 on Sunday afternoon. The Beavers are 15-6 against the Bears during this stretch and have won seven consecutive matches in the series.
Senior Ben Roque and Alberto De Mendiola were both victorious in singles and doubles as second-seeded Babson defeated third-seeded Coast Guard, 5-1, in a NEWMAC Tournament semifinal on May 6, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. Sophomore Dan Levitan also picked up a win in singles for the Beavers.
LAST COAST GUARD WIN
Nick Martin rallied from a set down at number four singles to win 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-2 as the Bears slipped past Babson, 5-4, on April 4, 2012, in Babson Park, Mass.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
Coast Guard (4-2, 1-0 NEWMAC) snapped a two-match skid with an 8-1 victory over Springfield on Wednesday. John Hu, Mike Melampy and Kyle Fager all won in both singles and doubles for the Bears, who took five of six singles matches in straight sets. Melampy is 7-2 overall, Tom Hackett is 6-3 in all matches and 4-1 at number one singles, and Fager has won six straight matches in all singles competitions. Chris Lansing and Fager have gone 9-1 in all doubles matches, which includes a 4-1 mark in dual matches this spring.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (5-3, 0-0 NEWMAC) has dropped back-to-back matches against nationally-ranked foes after falling to No. 15 Tufts, 7-2, on Saturday. Levitan won in three sets at number four and first-year Cameron Gruss recorded a 6-4, 6-3 victory at number six singles for the Beavers, who dropped all three doubles matches. Senior Dylan Levy (7-3) and first-year Andre Libnic (7-4) are tied for the team lead in singles wins, while classmate Chris Kolesnik is 6-4 overall and 3-2 at number three singles. Junior Brandon Rosenbluth is 8-5 overall and 4-3 at number one doubles, and sophomore Dylan Pace is 5-3 in all doubles matches this spring.
BUSY STRETCH FOR THE BEAVERS
Saturday's match against Tufts was the first of five in nine days for the Green and White, which will host UMass Boston on Thursday, travel to Clark on Saturday and take on Colby next Sunday.
READY FOR A RUN
The Green and White, which is 5-0 against unranked teams and 0-3 against opponents ranked in the top 20 of the ITA Division III poll, is scheduled to face six consecutive unranked foes over the next two weeks. Babson has won 11 straight matches against teams outside the ITA top 40 dating back to its 5-4 loss to Vassar exactly a year ago.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Going back to 2013, the Beavers are 29-0 against NEWMAC foes not named MIT.