Men's Tennis

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

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Holy Cross

Match Preview: Men's Tennis vs. Holy Cross

Men's Tennis vs. Holy Cross
Saturday, March 2 | 1 p.m.
Boston Sports Club | Needham, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Holy Cross will meet for the first time since 2006 and just the fourth time in the last two decades on Saturday. The Beavers won two of three matches between the teams from 2004-06.

LAST MEETING
• Jeremy Stein and Jason Lynn were both victorious in singles and doubles to help Babson defeat Holy Cross, 5-2, on April 6, 2006, in Worcester, Mass.
• The Beavers won at first and third doubles to pick up their first point of the match and claimed four of six singles matches in straight sets.

LAST HOLY CROSS WIN
• The Crusaders edged Babson, 4-3, on April 22, 2004, in Worcester.

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS
• Holy Cross (4-3) has dropped two straight matches and is coming off a 6-1 setback at Sacred Heart in its spring opener last Saturday.
• First-years Will Chen and Alexander Ruenhorst won at number two doubles and junior Matthew Murphy and senior Henry Harrs were victorious at third doubles to help the Crusaders pick up their lone point by winning the doubles competition.
• Chen is 4-0 at number one singles, while senior Peter Campito has gone 5-1 in dual matches with wins at fourth and fifth singles.
• Murphy is 5-2 in all doubles matches and has gone 3-2 at number three playing alongside Harrs.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (2-0) wrapped up its abbreviated fall season with a 7-2 victory over Merrimack on October 16.
• Senior Brandon Rosenbluth, junior Alberto De Mendiola and sophomore Andre Libnic all picked up points in both singles and doubles for the Beavers.
• De Mendiola is 5-1 in singles and has gone 4-2 in doubles alongside Rosenbluth, while Libnic has opened the season with four consecutive doubles victories.
• The Green and White returns six players from a team that went 12-5 overall and reached its sixth consecutive NEWMAC Tournament final last season.

UNFAMILIAR FOE
• In addition to facing Holy Cross for the first time since 2006, Babson will play its first Division I opponent since dropping a 4-3 decision to Colgate back in 2015.

POLL POSITION
• The Green and White was picked to finish second when the NEWMAC released its preseason coaches' poll earlier this week. Babson, which won its lone conference regular season title in 2015, has come in second in the conference standings in five of the last six years.

WHAT'S UP NEXT
• The Beavers will host Trinity next Sunday inside the BSC before heading to southern California for five matches in seven days beginning on March 16.

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