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Men’s tennis edged by No. 51 Central Florida 4-3

Bearcats split six singles matches but UCF grabs doubles point for margin

March 20, 2014


Men’s tennis edged by No. 51 Central Florida 4-3

Senior Florian van Kann

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Binghamton men’s tennis (10-6) pushed No. 51 Central Florida (10-3) to the wire in a 4-3 loss Thursday afternoon from UNC-Wilmington’s campus courts. The match was part of a “Battle at the Beach” round-robin that also includes Yale and the host Seahawks. 

The Bearcats lost the doubles point after the Knights grabbed an 8-7 win in the deciding match at No. 2. The teams then split the six singles matches with BU earning wins at Nos. 1, 5 and 6.

Sophomore Sid Hazarika posted a three-set win at the top spot for his ninth dual win of the spring. Also winning were sophomore Eliott Hureau and senior Florian van Kann - each in straight sets. Hureau ran his team-best singles record to 19-8 overall, 12-3 in duals.

Binghamton remains in Wilmington to face Yale on Friday and then the 55th-ranked hosts on Sunday. 

No. 51 Central Florida 4, Binghamton 3
DOUBLES

No. 1 Alex Maisin/Aswin Nambi (BU) def. Amar Hromic/Jesse Flores (UCF) 8-5
No. 2 Francesc Aulina/Reece Acree (UCF) Ismael Dinia/Eliott Hureau (BU), 8-7
No. 3 Chris Barrus/Inaki Espindola (UCF) def. Vihar Shah/Thomas Caputo (BU), 8-0

SINGLES
No. 1 Sid Hazarika (BU) def. Amar Hromic (UCF) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
No. 2 Francesc Aulina (UCF) def. Alexander Maisin (BU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Chris Barrus (UCF) def. Robin Lesage (BU), 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 Inaki Espindola (UCF) def. Ismael Dinia (BU), 7-6, 6-1
No. 5 Eliott Hureau (BU) def. Jesse Flores (UCF), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Florian van Kann (BU) def. Reece Acree (UCF), 6-1, 6-3

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