Men's Tennis

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Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Wheaton

Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Wheaton

Men's Tennis at Wheaton
Wednesday, April 24 | 4 p.m.
Clark Tennis Courts | Norton, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Wheaton will meet for the 29th time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1996. The Beavers are 18-10 all-time against the Lyons and have won nine of the last 10 matches between the programs.

LAST MEETING
• Sophomore Andre Libnic and junior Dan Levitan followed up victories in doubles by winning in singles to help Babson defeat Wheaton, 7-2, on April 25, 2018, in Norton, Mass.
• Following a loss at number one doubles, the Beavers won tiebreakers at number two and three to grab a lead that it would not relinquish.

LAST WHEATON WIN
• The Lyons took two of three matches in doubles and then split the singles matches with wins at number one, three and six to pick up a 5-4 victory over Babson on April 2, 2011, in Norton.

SCOUTING THE LYONS
• Wheaton (9-7, 3-2 NEWMAC) has won four of its last six matches but is coming off an 8-1 loss at Coast Guard on Saturday.
• Javier Esteban de Celis and Ian Tracy picked up the Lyons' lone point of the match with an 8-7 win at number one doubles.
• Tracy is 7-4 at number one singles, Esteban de Celis is 6-5 at number two, and David Hernaez Sanz has gone 7-4 in all matches.
• Tracy and Esteban de Celis is 7-4 at number one doubles, while Jorge Aguirre Martinez and Jeremiah Ryser are 5-2 at number two.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (12-4) extended its winning streak to five with a 6-3 victory over Emerson on Saturday inside the Boston Sports Club.
• Senior Brandon Rosenbluth, sophomore Chris Kolesnik and first-year Tyler Zhang all earned points in singles and doubles for the Beavers, who led 2-1 after doubles.
• Rosenbluth is 12-6 in all singles matches, junior Alberto De Mendiola is 10-6 overall and 6-5 at number one singles, and Kolesnik is 7-3 at number four singles.
• Kolesnik and Libnic are 6-3 at number two doubles, while Zhang and junior Dylan Pace have gone 9-4 in all dual matches this spring.

WHAT'S AT STAKE
• The Beavers have locked up a spot in next week's conference playoffs, but must win at Wheaton on Wednesday to assure themselves the number two seed and a home semifinal match next week.
• Should the Lyons defeat Babson, the Green and White would likely slip to the fourth seed and have to play a quarterfinal match on Saturday.

ROSENBLUTH, KOLESNIK SWEEP NEWMAC WEEKLY AWARDS
• Rosenbluth won a pair of matches at number two singles and was tabbed as the league's singles player of the week on Monday, while he and Kolesnik were selected as the doubles team of the week after posting back-to-back victories at number one doubles.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• 11: The Beavers have won at least 11 matches in seven consecutive seasons going back to 2013.

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