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Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Springfield

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Springfield

Men's Tennis vs. Springfield
Wednesday, April 18—4 p.m.
Babson Tennis Courts—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and Springfield will meet for the 21st time on Wednesdsay afternoon. The Beavers are 15-6 all-time against the Pride and have won nine of the last 10 matches between the teams dating back to 2009.

Junior Brandon Rosenbluth, sophomore Dan Levitan and Alberto De Mendiola all picked up wins in singles and doubles to help Babson defeat the Pride, 8-1, on April 22, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. Senior Dylan Levy was an 8-4 winner alongside Levitan at number three doubles, while classmate Connor Chin recorded a 6-2, 6-3 victory at sixth singles for the Beavers.

The Pride built a 3-0 lead after doubles and picked up four points in singles play en route to a 7-2 win over Babson on April 21, 2012, in Springfield. Ramone Doyley '15 and Hubert Cromback earned the lone points for the Green and White with triumphs at number one and three singles, respectively.

Springfield (6-6, 1-2 NEWMAC) snapped its three-match losing streak with a 9-0 win over Emerson last Wednesday. Senior Alex Romaine, junior Court Honda and senior Chris Unger all picked up points in singles and doubles for the Pride, which won by default at third doubles and six singles. Romaine is 7-4 overall and 7-3 at number one singles, while Honda has gone 7-3 in all matches and 7-2 at second singles. The duo is also 8-1 at number one doubles for Springfield, which has gone just 8-19 this spring at second and third doubles.

Babson (8-3, 2-0 NEWMAC) has won three straight matches after easing past Clark, 9-0, last Saturday. Rosenbluth, Levitan, first-year Andre Libnic were victorious in singles and doubles for the Beavers, who got at least one point from 10 different players against the Cougars. Libnic (10-4) and Levy (10-3) are tied for the team lead in singles wins, Levitan (9-2) is 8-1 in dual matches and first-year Chris Kolesnik (8-4) has gone 4-2 at third singles. Rosenbluth has recorded a team-high 11 doubles wins, which includes a 7-4 mark at number one. Libnic and Kolesnik have recorded nine wins apiece and sophomore Dylan Pace is 8-3 overall with a 5-2 mark in dual matches.

Libnic was selected as the league's player of the week on Tuesday, while Rosenbluth and Kolesnik were tabbed as the conference's doubles team of the week after going 2-0 at number one doubles last week.

Sophomore Jonathan Ben-Rey picked up his first singles victory of the season with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alex Hattenbach at number six singles in the Beavers' win at Clark on Saturday.

The Beavers are looking to start 3-0 in NEWMAC play for the first time since 2015.