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Men’s tennis handles James Madison 6-1

Bearcats win five of six singles matches, notch seventh win of spring

March 27, 2013

Men’s tennis handles James Madison 6-1

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HARRISONBURG, Va.—Binghamton men’s tennis (7-8) clinched a closely contested doubles point and then rolled to five singles wins in a 6-1 triumph over host James Madison Wednesday afternoon.

In a reshuffled singles lineup, freshman Sid Hazarika played his second straight match up at the top spot and coasted to a 6-2, 6-2 win. Hazarika, who began his spring at the No. 3 position, improved to a team-best 13-2 overall.

Sophomore No. 3 Robin Lesage clinched the team victory with a three-set win - his team-high 14th of the year. Earlier, Lesage and junior Ruben Haggai paired for an 8-3 win at third doubles. Sophomore Ismael Dinia also was a double-winner, combining with senior Bastian Bornkessel for the clinching doubles win - an 8-3 victory at No. 1. Dinia then captured his match at No. 5 singles in straight sets.

“There were tough conditions outside today,” head coach Adam Cohen said. “It was windy and temperatures in the 40s. But we were glad to be able to get the match in.”

The Bearcats will continue their spring break southern trip with a match Thursday at Norfolk State.

Binghamton 6, James Madison 1

1. Bornkessel/Dinia (BING) def. Pool/Stirling (JMU), 8-3
2. Ramadier/Sentenac (JMU) def. Hazarika/Hureau (BING), 8-5
3. Haggai/Lesage (BING) def. Russo/Vladimirsky (JMU), 8-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1*

1. Sid Hazarika (BING) def. Ryan Pool (JMU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Alexander Maisin (BING) def. Hugo Ramadier (JMU) 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4
3. Robin Lesage (BING) def. Greg Vladimirsky (JMU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
4. Robert Stirling (JMU) def. Eliott Hureau (BING) 6-3, 6-1
5. Ismael Dinia (BING) def. Florent Sentenac (JMU) 7-5, 6-3
6. Ruben Haggai (BING) def. Maxi Branth (JMU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-4
Order of Finish: 1, 4, 5, 3*, 6, 2

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