Men's Tennis vs. UMass Boston
Thursday, April 12—3 p.m.
Babson Tennis Courts—Babson Park, Mass.
Babson and UMass Boston will meet for just the third time on Thursday in a series that dates back to 2014. The Beavers have blanked the Beacons in each of their two previous matchups.
The Babson College men's tennis team dropped just one game in three double matches and then won all six singles matches in straight sets en route to a 9-0 victory over UMass-Boston to wrap up its spring break trip in Puerto Rico on March 19th, 2015. Ramone Doyley '15 and Roberto Perez '16 cruised to an 8-0 win at number one doubles, while classmates Sanjay Zimmerman '15 and Roy Murdock '15 posted an 8-0 result at number three. Murdock and Zimmeran also won at third and fifth singles, respectively, for the Green and White.
SCOUTING THE BEACONS
UMass Boston (5-3) has won five straight matches overall and 10 in a row against Little East foes after rallying for a 5-4 win over UMass Dartmouth on Sunday. Sophomore Onkgopotse Mokoka was the lone player to win in singles and doubles for the Beacons, who trailed 2-1 after doubles. Mokoka, senior Sanshrut Sharma and junior Josh Bhasin are all 4-2, and fellow junior Tin Tran is 4-3 this spring with four consecutive victories. Mokoka anse senior Austin DeLasse are tied for the team lead with six wins in all doubles competitions.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (6-3) opened NEWMAC play with a 7-2 win at Coast Guard on Sunday. Sophomore Dan Levitan and first-years Chris Kolesnik and Andre Libnic were all victorious in singles and doubles for the Beavers, who swept the Bears in doubles play. Libnic (8-4) and senior Dylan Levy (8-3) are tied for the team lead in singles win, Levitan (7-2) is 6-1 in dual matches and Kolesnik (8-4) has gone 4-2 at number three singles. Junior Brandon Rosenbluth has recorded a team-high nine doubles wins, which includes a 5-4 mark at number one. Libnic and Kolesnik have each recorded seven victories and sophomore Dylan Pace is 6-3 in all doubles competitions on the year.
Levy, who cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win at number four singles against UMass Boston back in 2015, is the only player on the Babson roster to have gone up against the Beacons.
NO RANKING, NO PROBLEM
The Green and White has feasted against teams outside the ITA Top 40 this season, going 6-0 with just one match decided by a single point. Going back to last season, Babson has won 12 straight contests against unranked foes.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 5-5 this season in three-set singles matches.