For Immediate Release: January 21, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton men's tennis opens spring season at Army Invitational

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Binghamton men's tennis opened their second semester competition at the non-scoring West Point Open, with six singles and three doubles flights.

Junior Alex Dobrin (Flushing, N.Y.) placed second at third singles after going 2-1. Dobrin beat players from Colgate and Army before falling to Ray Josephs of Marist 6-2, 6-2 in the final.

Freshman Pierre Clavel (Ampuis, France) went 2-1 to tie for third place at first singles. Clavel scored a 6-4, 6-3 win over Pedro Genovese from Marist, and after a 6-4, 6-2 loss to eventual winner Jarrett Chirico from St. Joseph's, rebounded to defeate Phil Muhawi of Army, 6-2, 6-2.

Junior Faisal Mohamed (Lynbrook, N.Y.) went 1-2 at No. 1 singles to tie for third place. He opened with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Marlin MacIntyre before dropping consecutive matches. Mohamed is a team-best 12-4 overall in 2006-07.

Clavel and Mohamed placed fifth at No. 1 doubles, going 2-1. After an opening-round 8-4 defeat to the eventual champion Chirico brothers from St. Joseph's, the pair defeated a Rutgers tandem 8-6 and then posted a 9-7 win over a team from St. Joseph's.

Freshmen Moshe Levy (Ra'ananna, Israel) took third at No. 2 singles, going 2-1 in the draw. He posted a 6-4, 6-3 win over Matt Glasgow of St. Joseph's before losing to the eventual winner, Lois Sessegemin, of Marist, 6-7, 6-3, 10-5. Levy then rebounded to defeat Eddie Kang of Army, 7-6, 6-0.

Binghamton has back-to-back away matches against Ivy League foes this week. The Bearcats face Brown on January 27 and Dartmouth on January 28.


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