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Men’s tennis blanks Stony Brook and Hartford

Bearcats beat Stony Brook 7-0, Hartford 6-0, stretch win streak to six

April 21, 2012


Men’s tennis blanks Stony Brook and Hartford

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

STONY BROOK, N.Y.—Binghamton men’s tennis flexed its lineup muscle again with a pair of shutout wins over two conference foes Saturday at Stony Brook’s University Courts. The Bearcats (13-11) beat the host Seawolves 7-0 before blanking Hartford 6-0.

Against rival Stony Brook, BU won two of three doubles matches against their America East foe to grab the opening point and then rattled off six singles wins to complete the team’s fifth straight victory. Binghamton then blanked Hartford 6-0 for the team’s eighth win in the its last 10 matches.

Binghamton will now await a likely No. 1 seed for the upcoming America East Championship, held next weekend at the U.S. National Tennis Center. There, BU will be seeking its fifth consecutive conference title and NCAA berth.

Binghamton 7, Stony Brook 0
DOUBLES

1. Bertrand/Formin (S) def. Devos/Bornkessel (BU), 8-4
2. A. Haggai/Dinia (BU) def. Forai/Kailaheimo (S), 8-2
3. Lesage/R. Haggai (BU) def. Sztabholz/Ilic (S), 8-6

SINGLES
1. Alexandre Haggai (BU) def. Nikita Formin (S), 7-6, 5-7, 10-6
2. Ruben Devos (BU) def. Francis Bertrand (S), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
3. Ismael Dinia (BU) def. Roope Kailaheimo (S), 6-2, 7-5
4. Robin Lesage (BU) def. Stefan Ilic (S), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
5. Ruben Haggai (BU) def. Max Sztabholz (S), 6-2, 6-4
6. Florian van Kann (BU) def. Robert Forai (S), 6-3, 6-2

Binghamton 6, Hartford 0
DOUBLES

1. Devos/Bornkessel (BU) def. Bhalla/Isaacson (H), 8-5
2. A. Haggai/Dinia (BU) def Neves/Kennelly (H), 8-4
3. Lesage/R. Haggai (BU) def. Holdstein/Nedelcu (H), 8-2

SINGLES
1. Alexandre Haggai (BU) def. Marco Neves (H), 6-1, 6-0
2. Ruben Devos (BU) led Aneil Bhalla (H), 6-2, 1-0 (unfinished)
3. Ismael Dinia (BU) def. Josh Isaacson (H), 6-0, 6-0
4. Robin Lesage (BU) def. Mike Kennelly (H), 6-0, 6-1
5. Florian van Kann (BU) def. Alex Holdstein (H), 6-0, 6-1
6. Bastian Bornkessel (BU) def. Bogdan Nedelcu (H), 6-0, 6-0

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