CLAREMONT, Calif.—The Babson College men's tennis team wrapped up its trip to southern California with an 8-1 loss to 24th-ranked Denison College in non-conference action on Friday afternoon.
Babson, which has dropped two straight matches, slips to 6-2 on the year, while Denison improves to 5-4 overall.
For the first time this season, the Beavers were swept in doubles despite a pair of close matches. Sophomores Chris Kolesnik (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Andre Libnic (Coral Gables, Fla.) were beaten 8-6 at number one, while junior Dylan Pace (Atherton, Calif.) and first-year Tyler Zhang (Southborough, Mass.) also suffered an 8-6 loss at number three. Senior Brandon Rosenbluth (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) and first-year Ron Brody (Springfield, N.J.) dropped an 8-4 decision at number two.
Babson's lone point in the match came at number two singles where Rosenbluth bounced back after losing the first set to defeat Big Red sophomore Mitchell Thai (Hilliard, Ohio), 0-6, 6-2, 6-1. Kolesnik split the first two sets before suffering a 1-6, 6-2, 2-6 loss at number four, while first-year Rafael Premisleaner (Ojai, Calif.) also forced a third set before falling 0-6, 6-4, 2-10 at number six singles.
The Beavers return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Brandeis at 3 p.m.