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For Immediate Release: January 20, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick(hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis finishes strong at season-opening Army Invite

Results

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Binghamton University men's tennis opened its spring season at the non-scoring Army Invitational over the weekend. The format featured singles and doubles matches against Marist and St. Joseph's and final crossover matches against either Colgate, Monmouth or the host Black Knights.

Newcomer Gregoire Berner (Troinex, Switzerland) went 3-0 to capture the fifth singles flight. Berner, who just joined the team last week, beat Army's Bruno Lucivero 5-7, 6-0, 13-11 in the championship match.

Senior Faisal Mohamed (Lynbrook, N.Y.) also was undefeated, going 2-0 in the No. 1 singles bracket. Mohamed improved to 10-3 on the year and 70-30 in his four-year collegiate career.

Freshman Arnov Jain (Mumbai, India) went 2-1 in his Bearcats' debut.

"We got better as the event progressed," head coach Adam Cohen said. "I was able to watch our new guys, Gregoire and Arnov play the first time and we got to look at a bunch of different doubles combinations."

Binghamton went 5-2 in singles against a St. Joseph's team that was chosen for the 16-team ECAC Championship in the fall. Marist took five of seven singles matches from the Bearcats, who also went 1-2 against both schools in doubles play.

Binghamton opens its dual match season with a daunting test on January 26 at No. 40 Penn State. The Nittany Lions are the highest ranked team BU has ever faced in the regular season.

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