Men's Tennis at Emerson
Saturday, April 20—10:30 a.m.
St. John's Prep—Danvers, Mass.
Babson and Emerson will meet for the ninth time since 2008 on Saturday morning. The Beavers have won each of their previous eight matches against the Lions, which includes four straight 9-0 wins in NEWMAC competition.
Five different players won in both singles and doubles to help the Beavers rout Emerson, 9-0, on April 15, 2017, in Babson Park. Senior Connor Chin, junior Brandon Rosenbluth and sophomores Jonathan Ben-Rey and Dylan Pace all picked up two points apiece for the Beavers, who took all six singles matches in straight sets.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Emerson (2-12, 0-3 NEWMAC) followed Tuesday's win over Lesley with a 9-0 loss to 25th-ranked MIT on Wednesday. The Lions were beaten 8-0 in all three doubles matches and won just a total of three games across six singles matches. Emerson, which has not won a singles or doubles match in its last five league contests, is 0-27 all-time since joining the NEWMAC prior to the 2013-14 campaign.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (9-3, 3-0 NEWMAC) has won four straight matches after defeating Springfield, 9-0, on Wednesday afternoon. Rosenbluth and first-years Andre Libnic and Chris Kolesnik all picked up wins in singles and doubles for the Beavers, who dropped just one game in three doubles matches. Libnic is 11-4 in all singles matches, senior Dylan Levy has gone 10-3, and both Kolesnik (9-4) and sophomore Dan Levitan (9-2) are 2-0 in conference singles play. Rosenbluth has recorded a team-high 12 doubles wins, which includes an 8-4 mark at number one, while Libnic and Kolesnik have recorded 10 wins apiece. Pace is also 9-3 overall with a 6-2 mark in dual matches.
HOMECOMING FOR RIESTER
Sophomore Scott Riester, who posted a straight-set win a number five singles against Springfield, played his high school tennis at St. John's Prep before coming to Babson. He is 5-1 this year in singles action.
CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS ON THE HORIZON
The Beavers can lock up a spot in the upcoming conference tournament with a victory on Saturday. Off to its first 3-0 start in NEWMAC play for the first time since 2015, the Beavers have reached the league tournament final in each of the last five seasons.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 6-1 in road and neutral-court matches this season.