For Immediate Release: May 5, 2011
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BU men's tennis continues stranglehold on America East awards
Vloedgraven named Player of Year for third straight year; Cohen is top coach

America East release

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Fresh from its fourth straight conference crown, Binghamton men's tennis dominated the America East postseason awards. Head coach Adam Cohen was named Coach of the Year, senior Sven Vloedgraven earned Player of the Year honors for the third straight year and BU players occupied five of the top six singles spots and all three first-team doubles positions.

Cohen was selected by his peers for the third time in the last four years. His team has won 10 of its last 11 matches to gain a return trip to the NCAA Championship. The Bearecats captured the 2011 America East title with a 4-1 win over UMBC last Sunday. It was the team's fourth straight crown and seventh in the last nine years. Cohen shared the coaching honors with the staff from Boston University.

Vloedgraven, ranked No. 77 in the country, was named the league's top player for a third consecutive season. He has won 21 consecutive matches and is 32-7 overall in 2010-11.

Joining Vloedgraven as first-team all-conference singles players were senior No. 2 Arnav Jain, junior No. 3 Gilbert Wong, junior No. 4 Alexandre Haggai and sophomore No. 6 Ruben Devos.

Vloedgraven and Wong were the top pick for all-conference doubles, Jain and Haggai were chosen at the No. 2 doubles position and the tandem of Devos and sophomore Bastian Bornkessel were selected for No. 3 doubles.

The Bearcats will oppose 12th-seeded and host UCLA in the NCAA first round on May 13 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

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