For Immediate Release: May 1, 2010
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No. 48 BU men's tennis defeats Boston 4-0 in America East semifinals
Defending champion Bearcats (24-1) roll into Sunday's championship match

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- No. 48 Binghamton men's tennis (24-1) defeated fourth-seeded Boston University 4-0 in the America East semifinals Saturday at the Connecticut Tennis Center, to advance to Sunday's title match. The Bearcats will face third-seeded UMBC in their quest to win a third straight America East championship.

The Bearcats captured the doubles point before rattling off the first three completed singles matches to clinch the victory in less than two hours.

Junior No 1 Sven Vloedgraven won 6-0, 6-0 to raise his record to 37-8 overall, 22-3 in duals. Freshman No. 6 Ruben Devos rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 win and junior Gilbert Wong clinched the team win with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph at third singles. Wong improved to 34-7 overall, 22-1 in duals. Vloedgraven and Wong moved their record to 20-4 in duals with an 8-2 win at first doubles. Devos teamed with classmate Bastian Bornkessel for an 8-2 win at the third spot.

Binghamton defeated UMBC 6-1 in a regular-season dual on April 10. The programs also met in the 2008 America East championship with the Bearcats rallying for a dramatic 4-3 win.

No. 48 Binghamton 4, Boston University 0

1. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU) def. Chudacoff/Friedman (Boston) 8-2
2. Levy/Haggai (BU) led Kring/Rathlev (Boston) 7-4
3. Bornkessel/Devos (BU) def. Hallenbeck/Van berckel (Boston) 8-2

1. Sven Vloedgraven (BU) def. Chudacoff (Boston) 6-0, 6-0
2. Moshe Levy (BU) led Friedman (Boston) DNF 6-2, 3-2
3. Gilbert Wong (BU) def. Hallenbeck (Boston) 6-3, 6-0
4. Alexandre Haggai (BU) led Kring (Boston) DNF 6-2, 5-1
5. Arnav Jain (BU) led Bernstein (Boston) DNF 6-2, 5-3
6. Ruben Devos (BU) def. Chang (Boston) 6-0, 6-2

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