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Men’s tennis edged by No. 43 UNC-Wilmington 4-3

For second straight day, BU pushes ranked foe to wire

March 11, 2012

Men’s tennis edged by No. 43 UNC-Wilmington 4-3

WILMINGTON, N.C.—No. 43 UNC-Wilmington (9-2) captured the doubles point before splitting six singles matches with visiting Binghamton (5-9) to escape with a 4-3 win Sunday afternoon at the UNCW Tennis Complex. For the second straight day, the Bearcats pushed a ranked opponent to the final match in a 4-3 loss.

Senior Alexandre Haggai scored an impressive 7-5, 6-3 win over No. 64 Rafael Aita at No. 1 singles. Also winning for the Bearcats were freshman No. 4 Ismael Dinia (4-6, 6-4, 6-3) and sophomore No. 5 Ruben Haggai (6-1, 3-6, 6-4).

In doubles, the tandem of juniors Ruben Devos and Bastian Bornkessel posted an 8-6 win at the top spot but UNCW won at Nos. 2 and 3 to take the doubles point.

Binghamton next heads to Army where the Bearcats will face the host Black Knights, Yale and St. Bonaventure on March 24-25.

#43 UNCW 4, Binghamton 3

1. Alexandre Haggai (BING) def. Rafael Aita (UNCW) 7-5, 6-3
2. Chris Cooprider (UNCW) def. Bastian Bornkessel (BING) 6-1, 6-0
3. Kosta Blank (UNCW) def. Robin Lesage (BING) 6-1, 6-0
4. Ismael Dinia (BING) def. Kaue Pereira (UNCW) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Ruben Haggai (BING) def. Sam Williams (UNCW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
6. Zach Hublitz (UNCW) def. Florian Van Kann (BING) 7-5, 6-2

1. Bastian Bornkessel/Ruben Devos (BING) def. Chris Cooprider/Kosta Blank (UNCW) 8-6
2. Sam Williams/Michael Reilly (UNCW) def. Ruben Haggai/Alexandre Haggai (BING) 8-4
3. Pedro Mol/Kaue Pereira (UNCW) def. Ismael Dinia/Robin Lesage (BING) 8-2

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,1,6,5,4)

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