WESTWOOD, Mass.—Six members of the Babson College men's tennis program were honored when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its postseason awards on Wednesday morning, highlighted by the selections of Jim Berrigan as coach of the year and first-year Andre Libnic (Coral Gables, Fla.) as the league's rookie of the year.
Libnic, junior Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) and first-year Chris Kolesnik (Staten Island, N.Y.) all were named to the all-conference singles and doubles teams, sophomore Dan Levitan (Winter Park, Fla.) was an All-NEWMAC singles selection, and senior Ben Roque (Coral Gables, Fla.) garnered all-conference doubles accolades.
Libnic became the fourth Babson player to earn NEWMAC Rookie of the Year honors since 2012 after going 5-1 at number one singles in conference play. He was 10-3 overall in dual matches and finished the year at 13-6 overall in singles to go along with a 13-7 mark in all doubles matches.
Rosenbluth was named to the All-NEWMAC singles team for the first time and all-league doubles squad for the third year in a row. He was 4-2 in conference singles matches and finished with 10 wins overall, while posting a team-best 14-8 record in doubles that included a 5-1 record against conference foes.
Kolesnik, who went 5-1 alongside Rosenbluth at number one doubles, tied for second on the team with 12 doubles victories overall as a rookie. He also put together a strong season in singles play going 11-5 overall, 7-3 at number three, which included three wins in league play.
Levitan collected the first all-conference honor of his career with a strong spring that included a 3-1 mark in NEWMAC singles matches and an 11-3 overall record in all competitions. A doubles specialist, Roque earned all-league recognition for the first time after winning all five conference matches alongside Libnic at number two. Roque won 10 times overall in doubles play with nine of the victories coming in dual matches.
The winningest coach in program history, Berrigan was selected as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the second time since 2014. Under his guidance, the Beavers posted their second most victories (12) since 2005 and reached the conference tournament championship match for the sixth year in a row.