Match Preview: No. 26 Men’s Tennis Vs. Wheaton

No. 26 Men’s Tennis Vs. Wheaton
Wednesday, April 13 | 4:00 pm
Babson Tennis Complex Babson Park, Mass.

Babson: Roster | Schedule & Results | Stats
Wheaton: Roster Schedule & Results | Stats
NEWMAC:
Standings | Schedule & Results
Rankings:
ITA National Poll | ITA Northeast Region

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 21-10 all-time against Wheaton in a series that dates back to 1996.
• The Beavers have dominated the series as of late winning 12 of the last 13 matches between the programs going back to 2012.

LAST MEETING
• Nine different players recorded a point to help Babson defeat Wheaton, 8-1, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on April 10, 2021 at the Babson Tennis Complex.
• The Beavers won two of three doubles matches as juniors Jason Weisman and Jack MacDonald posted an 8-2 victory at number two, while seniors Kian Yazdi and Tyler Zhang were 8-2 winners at number three. The Lyons picked up their lone point of the match at number one doubles where Josh Anschuetz and Javier Esteban de Celis were winners, 8-5.
• The Green and White dominated in singles winning all six matches in straight sets. Nicholas Garcia recorded a 6-3, 6-1 victory at number one, Weisman was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at number two, and sophomore Gabriel Cestero won 6-2, 6-1 at number three. Junior Parker Law posted a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at number four, classmate Jett Hampton breezed through the second set in a 7-5, 6-1 result at number five, and sophomore Jose Gonzalez coasted to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at number six.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 26 Babson (9-4, 2-0 NEWMAC) had its six-match winning streak snapped on Sunday by No. 14 Brandeis, 5-4, after the Beavers had posted a 9-0 NEWMAC victory over Emerson earlier in the day.
• The Beavers took a 2-1 advantage over Brandeis in the doubles portion of the match. Babson’s top duo of junior Maxwell Conlin and first-year Ole Lepsoe pulled out an 8-6 victory at number one doubles and Weisman and Law gave Babson the lead with an 8-7 (7-4) victory at number three.
• Four of the six singles matches went to three sets, with Yazdi winning for Babson at number three for Babson and Lepsoe winning a battle of regionally-ranked players at number one, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
• Lepsoe (10-5) leads the team in singles wins, followed by Yazdi (8-4), Cestero (8-1), Conlin (6-5) and Anderson (6-6). Conlin and Lepsoe are 7-3 at number one doubles.

SCOUTING THE LYONS
• Wheaton (3-9, 1-2 NEWMAC) has split its last four matches, with wins over Colby-Sawyer (8-1) and Emerson (7-2) countered by 9-0 losses to MIT and Coast Guard.
• Senior Ian Tracy and junior Ethan Na were double-winners last Wednesday to lead Wheaton over Emerson. Tracy combined with junior Josh Anshuetz at number one doubles to earn an 8-2 win and then won at first singles, while Na teamed with sophomore Elijah Hanlon for an 8-3 decision at third doubles and then won in straight sets at number four singles .
• Senior Albert Ortega Campos and junior Jack Luyrink also paired for an 8-7 win at second doubles for the Lyons, and first-year Karl von Weissenbeck won 6-0, 6-1 at fifth singles and classmate Daniel Bor took a 6- 0, 6-3 verdict at sixth singles.
• Tracy (7-5) tops the team in singles wins, followed by Na (4-8) and Karl von Weissenbeck (4-7). Tracy and Anshuetz are 4-2 at number one doubles

NEW RANKINGS RELEASED
• The latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings were released last Friday, listing Babson at No. 26 in Division III and eighth in the Northeast region.
• Lepsoe is ranked 12th and Conlin is 23rd in the Northeast region singles rankings for Babson, and those two are ranked 10th in the Northeast in doubles.

BEAVER BITES
• Babson has a 50-13 record against conference opponents dating back to 2013, and has won 49 straight matches against teams other than MIT.
• The Beavers are 7-2 this season when leading after doubles.

UP NEXT
• The Beavers will be on the road on Saturday for a NEWMAC contest at the Coast Guard in New London, Conn.

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