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Men’s tennis puts four on America East All-Academic Team

Haggai, Lesage, Dinia and van Kann earn honors; BU has four of the six recipients

May 16, 2013


Men’s tennis puts four on America East All-Academic Team

America East Release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—After winning the program’s sixth consecutive conference title, Binghamton men’s tennis also continued its academic prowess by occupying four of the six spots on the America East Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team. Earning honors were junior Ruben Haggai and sophomores Robin Lesage, Ismael Dinia and Florian van Kann.

Haggai, the Most Outstanding Player at the championship, is a repeat selection from 2012. He went 22-9 in singles and finished the year on a 14-match win streak. Haggai holds down a 3.7 GPA in the School of Management.

Lesage ha a 3.91 GPA in management. He won 20 singles matches and added 16 doubles wins. Lesage was a first team all-conference selection playing at No. 3 singles and doubles.

Dinia has a 3.63 GPA in management. He won 17 singles matches at No. 4 and also compiled a team-best 18 doubles wins, earning first team all-conference honors.

van Kann carries the highest GPA (3.97 in management) of any player - male or female - on the tennis All-Academic Teams. He won 11 singles matches in 2012-13. 

Under head coach Adam Cohen, five-time America East Coach of the Year, BU has produced 16 All-Academic players in the last six years - the most in the conference.

The 2012-13 Bearcats (16-10) advanced to the NCAA Championship for the ninth time in the last 11 years.

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