For Immediate Release: April 16, 2008
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BU men's tennis knocks off strong Army squad 4-3

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Binghamton University men's tennis (11-9) won four of the six singles matches to pull out a 4-3 win over host Army Wednesday afternoon at West Point. After dropping the doubles point and the top two singles matches, BU rallied for wins at third through sixth singles to snare the win - their fifth in the last seven matches and first-ever over the Black Knights (14-6), who sit atop the Patriot League.

Junior Sebastian Dietz (Leun, Germany) earned a three-set win at third singles to improve to 16-12 on the season. Freshman Sven Vloedgraven (Lochem, Netherlands) notched a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win at the fourth spot. He is 13-5 in duals.

Freshmen Arnav Jain (Mumbai, India) and Gregoire Berner (Troinex, Switzerland) picked up wins at Nos. 5 and 6 respectively. Jain raised his overall record to 16-3 and Berner tallied his 13th win of the season.

Binghamton hosts Concordia in the team's final dual match Sunday at 11 a.m.

Binghamton now owns wins against two opponents (Army, Georgetown), who in turn, defeated UMBC, giving the Bearcats the edge in seeding for the upcoming America East Championship.


Binghamton 4, Army 3

1. Eddie Kang/Sean Harris (A) def. Faisal Mohamed/Gregoire Berner: 8-6
2. Tripp Johnson/Jordan Girdley (A) def. Sven Vloedgraven/Moshe Levy: 8-5
3. Johnny Lucero/Bruno Lucivero (A) def. Jon Bonnet/Alex Dobrin: 7-6 (12-10)*

1. Eddie Kang (A) def. Faisal Mohamed: 7-6 (2), 6-2
2. Tripp Johnson (A) def. Moshe Levy: 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
3. Sebastian Dietz (BU) def. Jordan Girdley: 4-6, 6-4, 4-1 (ret.)
4. Sven Vloedgraven (BU) def. Bruno Lucivero: 6-2, 6-2
5. Arnav Jain (BU) def. Johnny Lucero: 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-2
6. Gregoire Berner (BU) def. Josh Krieter: 6-4, 6-2

* match went to tie-breaker at 6-6 because Army had already secured the doubles point with wins at No.1 and No.2.

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