BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College men's tennis dropped just six singles games across six matches, to earn a 9-0 shutout over UMass Boston men's tennis Thursday afternoon at the Babson Tennis Courts.
Babson College 9, UMass Boston 0
(UMass Boston 5-4)
(Babson College 7-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
UMass Boston saw their five-match winning streak come to a close against the red-hot Beavers.
The Beacons who had previously been unbeaten since returning to New England, played their most competitive tennis at the top spots in the lineup.
After dropping third and second doubles matches 8-0 and 8-1, Onkgopotse Mokoka (Pretoria, South Africa) and Miguel Beltran (Ashland, Mass.) made the Beavers' top pair work. The duo combined for an 8-3 loss against Babson's Brandon Rosenbluth and Chris Kolesnik.
In singles play, the Beavers picked up wins at fourth and fifth singles to secure the match victory (5-0).
Beltran tied for the most games won in singles action, as he fell 6-1, 6-1 against Rosenbluth at second singles.
At number one singles, Austin DeLasse (Shrewsbury, Mass.) fell 6-0 in the first set, but fought back to take two games in a 6-2 second-set loss (6-0, 6-2).
BY THE NUMBERS
- The Beacons and Beavers met for the third time in five years, with the Beavers improving to 3-0 all-time.
- Babson is 7-0 against teams that are not ranked in the ITA top 40 this year. They have earned shutout wins in six of those seven matches.
- DeLasse now sits second in program history in career matches played (111). He passed UMass Boston Hall of Famer Quazi Sadruzzaman ('04) who had held the record from 2004-2015.
UMass Boston will turn their focus to conference play to end the regular season. The Beacons travel to Rhode Island College on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a rematch of the 2016 Little East Conference Quarterfinals.