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Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Clark

Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Clark

Men's Tennis at Clark
Saturday, April 14—10:30am
Corash Courts—Worcester, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Clark will match up for the 31st time since 1997 on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers are 28-2 all-time against the Cougars and have won seven consecutive matches between the teams.

LAST MEETING
Senior Ben Roque and Ho Wang Alastair Ng were all victorious in both singles and doubles as the Green and White snapped its three-match winning streak with an easy 7-2 win over Clark on April 8, 2017, in Babson Park. The duo won 8-3 at third doubles and both dropped just two games apiece in their respective singles matches.

LAST CLARK WIN
The Cougars earned victories in two of the three doubles matches and the quartet of Diego Angel, Dan Stein, Josh Burger and Joel Simonson picked up wins in singles play en route to a 6-3 triumph over Babson on April 14, 2012, in Worcester. Hubert Cromback earned a point in both singles and doubles play for the Beavers.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
Clark (2-8, 0-2 NEWMAC) has dropped two straight matches after suffering a 7-2 loss to Coast Guard on Wednesday. Andrey Samodaev was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at number five singles, while Alex Hattenbach earned a straight-set victory at sixth singles for the Cougars. Jose Dalla-Valle has won twice at number one singles this spring for a Clark squad that has dropped all six of its doubles matches against league foes.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (7-3, 1-0 NEWMAC) is coming off a 9-0 win over UMass Boston on Thursday afternoon. Junior Brandon Rosenbluth, sophomore Dan Levitan and first-years Andre Libnic and Chris Kolesnik all won in both singles and doubles as the Beavers needed less than two hours to close out the match. Libnic (9-4) and senior Dylan Levy (9-3) are tied for the team lead in singles win, Levitan (8-2) is 7-1 in dual matches and Kolesnik (8-4) has gone 4-2 at number three singles. Rosenbluth has recorded a team-high ten doubles wins, which includes a 6-4 mark at number one.

MOVING UP IN THE RANKINGS
The Green and White slid up two spots to 18th when the ITA released its new northeast regional rankings on Thursday. In addition to the team ranking, Libnic is 24th-ranked singles player in the region.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have won seven of their last nine matches in the month of April.

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