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Hazarika, Cohen nab America East tennis honors

Hazarika named Player and Rookie of Year; Cohen repeats as Coach of Year

May 3, 2013


Hazarika, Cohen nab America East tennis honors

America East Release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton men’s tennis swept the major awards after capturing the program’s sixth straight America East championship. Head coach Adam Cohen was tabbed by his peers as conference Coach of the Year and freshman phenom Sid Hazarika was a unanimous choice for both Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

In his seventh year at Binghamton, Cohen garnered his fourth straight Coach of the Year award and fifth overall (2008, 2010-13). He guided the Bearcats to a 16-9 overall mark and a sixth straight conference crown. Binghamton extended one of the America East’s longest current title streaks with a 4-0 win over host UMBC on April 28. The Bearcats now head to Athens, Ga. to face second-ranked Georgia in the NCAA first round on May 10.

Hazarika came to campus in January and proceeded to steamroll to a 21-3 overall record, including a 10-1 mark up at the top singles spot. He knocked off two top-10 regionally ranked foes and also added 11 doubles wins playing at No. 1.

Joining Hazarika on the all-conference first team were junior Ruben Haggai, Robin Lesage and Alexander Maisin. Hazarika and his partner, senior Bastian Bornkessel, were selected first team in doubles, as were Lesage and his partner, sophomore Ismael Dinia.

Dinia earned second team all-conference recognition, as did the doubles tandem of Haggai and freshman Eliott Hureau.

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