Men's Tennis

1998 NCAA Individual National Champion | 3 NCAA Tournaments | 1 Conference Championship

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Colby-Sawyer

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Colby-Sawyer

Men's Tennis vs. Colby-Sawyer
Wednesday, April 30—3:30pm
Farwell Courts—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and Colby-Sawyer will meet for just the third time on Wednesday afternoon in a rematch of last season's NCAA Tournament First Round match. The Beavers have won both of their previous meeting agsinst the Chargers.

After racing out to a 3-0 lead after doubles, Babson got singles victories from senior Ramone Doyley and sophomore Saif Rahim en route to a 5-0 victory over Colby-Sawyer in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 8, 2014, in Middlebury, Vt.

Colby-Sawyer (11-9), which has won eight of its last nine matches, claimed its fourth consecutive NAC title with a 5-0 win over Thomas on Sunday. Senior Sergio Spassof and sophomore Dean Boodakian collected straight-set victories at number four and six singles, respectively, to close out the match for the Chargers, who dropped just five games in three doubles matches. First-year Ryan Broderick has won a team-high eight singles matches, senior Clay Allen is 7-4 and five other players have won six times this season. First-year Rico Bailey (7-5) and sophomore Cass McCann (8-5) have won six consecutive matches at number one doubles, while first-year Andrew Peloquin and senior Justin Pinard, who are 7-4 overall, are riding a six-match winning streak at number two doubles. Colby-Sawyer can clinch its third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth with a win over Penn State-Abington on Saturday.

Babson (12-3) enters its regular-season finale having won a season-high five straight matches after last Thursday's 8-1 victory over Connecticut College. Senior Ramone Doyley and juniors Roberto Perez and Victor Vu all collected points in both singles and doubles for the Beavers, who have dropped just four points during its current winning streak. Junior Isaac Thylen is 14-1 overall and has posted 13 straight dual-match victories, Vu has won four consecutive matches and is 12-5 on the year, and Doyley, the NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week, is 10-2 this spring. Doyley is 11-4 overall and has gone 9-2 playing alongside Perez, while Vu and senior Connor DeFiore, the reigning NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week, have gone 9-4 when playing together at number one this spring.

The Beavers have won eight of their last nine matches at Farwell Courts going back to last April.