BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College (9-6) downed UMass Boston men's tennis (5-7) 9-0 Thursday afternoon in the first-ever meeting between the two squads.
The Beavers earned their fourth-consecutive victory, by defeating the Beacons in two hours and 33 minutes-despite frigid temperatures and steady winds.
Davin Garcia and Dom Wysolmerski made it a clean sweep of doubles play for the Beavers, as they earned an 8-3 victory at third-flight doubles over Lyle Analetto (Belmont, Mass.) and Jack Wang (Suzhou, China).
Babson pushed their lead to 4-0, as Rahim defeated Grinhaus 6-1, 6-0 at number four singles.
Roberto Perez clinched the match with an identical 6-1, 6-0 score over Cullen at number one singles.
Brian Sou (Revere, Mass.) fared slightly better in his sixth-flight singles match, falling by a 6-2, 6-3 score to Garcia.
The Beavers pushed their lead to 6-0, when Wysolmerski managed to hang on for a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Wang at number five singles.
Thylen kept the momentum going, when he captured a 6-0, 6-1 victory at number three singles over Bizhoti.
Finally in the closest match of the day, Victor Vu pulled out a super tiebreak win over Lai at second singles to close out the sweep. Vu won the first set 6-1, before Lai answered with a 6-4 second-set victory. With the match already decided, Vu claimed a 10-5 win in the super tiebreak, to snap Lai's six-game singles winning streak.
UMass Boston will have a quick turn-around, as the Beacons will travel to UMass Dartmouth Saturday at 1 p.m. in a Little East Conference Championship rematch. The Beacons defeated the two-time defending champions 5-4 last May, to earn their first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.