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Men’s Tennis Completes Strong Weekend At Penn Invite

Bearcats wrap up weekend in Philadelphia with overall record of 25-13

September 29, 2013


Men’s Tennis Completes Strong Weekend At Penn Invite

Freshman Justin Fields went 3-1 over the weekend

PHILADELPHIA—The Binghamton men’s tennis team competed in Philadelphia over the weekend at the Penn Invitational, accumulating an overall record of 25-13, highlighted by a 17-9 mark in singles play. The Bearcats competed in a dual match format, playing four matches against Monmouth/Penn, St. Peter’s/Niagara, Duquesne and Delaware.

Senior Ruben Haggai had a standout weekend, notching a perfect 4-0 record on the singles court. Haggai was the lone BU player to pick up a win over Duquesne, defeating sophomore Corey Robinson, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Freshmen Justin Fields and Frenk Kote both went 3-1 in Philadelphia, including a pair of straight set victories on Sunday over Delaware.

Newcomer Vihar Shah authored an impressive 4-0 mark in doubles for Binghamton. Shah teamed up with fellow freshmen Frenk Kote and Douglas Notaris, helping BU to a 8-4 standing at tournament’s end.

BU once again will be in competition this weekend, taking a trip down to Virginia in the Cavaliers Fall Classic hosted by the ACC school October 5-7. Individually, sophomore standout Sid Hazarika is in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week, competing in the ITA All-American Championships. Hazarika plays Monday afternoon in the qualifying draw against Oklahoma freshman Alexandru Ghilea.

Friday Results
Binghamton vs. Monmouth/Penn
Doubles
1.Victor Pugliese/Freddy Marcinkowski (Monmouth) def. Alexander Maisin/Ruben Haggai (Binghamton), 6-3
2.Frenk Kote/Vihar Shah (Binghamton) def. Bee Kumthonkittikul/Christian Vieira (Monmouth), 6-3
3.Zach Lessen/Ismael Lahlou (Penn) def. Douglas Notaris/Janik Burri (Binghamton), 6-2

Singles
1.Victor Pugliese (Monmouth) def. Alexander Maisin (Binghamton), 6-1, 6-1
2.Ruben Haggai (Binghamton) def. Bee Kumthonkittikul (Monmouth), 6-2, 6-1
3.Freddy Marcinkowski (Monmouth) def. Vihar Shah (Binghamton), 4-6, 6-5 (6), 6-5 (5)
4.Justin Fields (Binghamton) def. Christian Vieira (Monmouth), 6-3, 6-3
5.Frenk Kote (Binghamton ) def. Ismael Lahlou (Penn), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
6.Zach Lessen (Penn) def. Douglas Notaris (Binghamton), 6-3, 6-2

Binghamton vs. St. Peter’s/Niagara
Doubles
1.Frenk Kote/ Vihar Shah (Binghamton) def. Carlos Carrera/Tom Jottrand (St. Peter’s), 6-4
2.Jorge Rodriguez/Luke Whaley (St. Peter’s) def. Harry Lee/Janik Burri (Binghamton), 6-5
3.Douglas Notaris/Alex Sacher (Binghamton) def. Joseph Gentile/Mark Mackowski (Niagara), 6-3

Singles
1.Ruben Haggai (Binghamton) def. Carlos Carrera (St. Peter’s), 6-1, 6-5
2.Frenk Kote (Binghamton) def. Tom Jottrand (St. Peter’s), 6-1, 6-5
3.Justin Fields (Binghamton) def. Jorge Rodriguez (St. Peter’s), 6-3, 6-3
4.Vihar Shah (Binghamton) def.  Luke Whaley (St. Peter’s), 6-1, 6-3
5.Alex Sacher (Binghamton) def. Joseph Gentile (Niagara), 6-1, 6-1
6.Douglas Notaris (Binghamton) def. Mark Mackowski (Niagara), 6-1, 6-2

Saturday Results
Binghamton vs. Duquesne
Doubles
1.Vihar Shah/Douglas Notaris (Binghamton) def. Max Rubin/Alex Aleman (Duquesne), 6-5 (5)
2.Justin Fields/Alex Sacher (Binghamton) def. Rich Robbie/Mehdi Mekaoui (Duquesne), 6-3
3.Janik Burri/Harry Lee (Binghamton) def. Matt Slamecka/Jimmy Xu (Duquesne), 6-2

Singles
1.Ruben Haggai (Binghamton) def. Corey Robinson (Duquesne), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
2.Pete Carpenter (Duquesne) def. Frenk Kote (Binghamton), 4-6, 6-5, 6-5 (2)
3.Rich Robbie (Duquesne) def. Vihar Shah (Binghamton), 6-3, 6-2
4.Alex Aleman (Duquesne) def. Justin Fields (Binghamton), 6-5, 4-6, 6-4
5.Max Rubin (Duquesne) def. Alex Sacher (Binghamton), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6.Mehdi Mekaoui (Duquesne) def. Douglas Notaris (Binghamton), 5-6 (4), 6-4, 6-5 (1)

Sunday Results
Binghamton vs. University of Delaware

Doubles
1.Adam Lawton/Evan Andrews (Delaware) def. Ruben Haggai/Frenk Kote (Binghamton), 6-3
2.Vihar Shah/Douglas Notaris (Binghamton) def. Troy Beneck/Zack Niklaus (Delaware), 6-3
3.Justin Fields/Alex Sacher (Binghamton) def. Alex Sweet/Tim Puterio (Delaware), 6-2

Singles
1.Ruben Haggai (Binghamton) def. Adam Lawton (Delaware), 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
2.Frenk Kote (Binghamton) def. Troy Beneck (Delaware), 6-5 (6), 6-5 (4)
3.Vihar Shah (Binghamton) def. Mike Furr (Delaware), 2-6, 6-5 (6), 6-4
4.Justin Fields (Binghamton) def. Zack Niklaus (Delaware), 6-1, 6-2
5.Alex Sacher (Binghamton) def. Tyler Flematti (Delaware), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
6.Douglas Notaris (Binghamton) def. Tim Puterio (Delaware), 6-4, 6-2
Extra Matches
Janik Burri (Binghamton) def. Alex Sweet (Delaware)
Roy Cheng (Delaware) def. Harry Lee (Binghamton)

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