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Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Clark

Match Preview: Men's Tennis at Clark

Men's Tennis at Clark
Saturday, April 3 | 2 p.m.
Corash Tennis Courts | Worcester, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 30-2 all-time against Clark since 1997.
• The Beavers have won their last nine matches against the Cougars since 2013.

LAST MEETING
• Five players recorded points in both singles and doubles as the Beavers rolled past Clark, 9-0, on April 13, 2019, in Babson Park.
• Senior Chris Kolesnik was a winner at number one doubles, while junior Tyler Zhang picked up victories at second doubles and number four singles for the Beavers, who won five of six singles matches in straight sets.
• Nathan Kapiloff won the first set at number six singles for the Cougars before falling 6-4, 1-6, 6-10.

SCOUTING THE COUGARS
• Clark (0-0) returns four players from a team that opened the 2020 season at 2-6 before it was canceled due to COVID-19.
• Nicholas Mathieu won three of his four singles matches at number two, while Max Schweitzer picked up three of his four singles victories at number three.
• Alex Hattenbach recorded three of his four doubles wins at number three and Schweitzer won twice at number two and three times overall last season.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (1-0) opened the 2021 season with a 9-0 non-conference victory at Wheaton last Saturday.
• Junior Kian Yazdi and sophomores Parker Law and Jason Weisman all recorded victories in singles and doubles for the Beavers, who won all six singles matches in straight sets.
• Sophomores Maxwell Conlin and Jack MacDonald and first-year Gabriel Cestero also picked up singles wins against the Lyons.

GETTING IT DONE IN DOUBLES
• Kolesnik, who is a two-time All-NEWMAC selection in doubles, teamed with Yazdi, who transferred from Marist, to post an 8-3 win at number two for the 31st victory of his career last Saturday.
• Sophomores Sebastian Bucarion and Jett Hampton teamed up for an 8-1 triumph at number three doubles at Wheaton. It was the first collegiate match and win for both players in doubles.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers have won their last 42 matches against NEWMAC opponents other than MIT going back to 2013.