For Immediate Release: September 11, 2005
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Men's tennis shines at season-opening Bloomsburg Invitational
Bearcats drop just one match in two-day, non-scoring tournament

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Binghamton men's tennis opened its 2005-06 campaign with a strong showing at the non-scoring Bloomsburg Invitational Saturday and Sunday. The Bearcats won every doubles match against Villanova, Bucknell and the host Huskies, and won 18 of 19 singles matches against the three other schools.

"We played well," head coach Michael Starke. "It was a good opener. We played a lot of matches and I got to see what we do well and also what we need to work on. We always seem to gain confidence at the Bloomsburg Invite only to get a reality check two weeks later at the Cornell Invitational. I hope our reality check will be a milder one than in years past. But I like what I saw. I have three doubles teams that are gelling well and eight guys who are playing well in singles."

Binghamton next hosts Siena in a dual match on September 21.

Binghamton vs. Villanova

Mourad/Gerard (BU) def. Chimerakis/Maher (V), 8-5
O'Connor/Dobrin (BU) def. Fahrendorf/Palmer (V), 8-4
Martinez/Mohamed (BU) def. Borden/Chittajallu (V), 8-5
Bonnet/Piro (BU) def. Malhotra/Tran (V), 8-0

Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Dimitri Chimerakis (V), 6-1, 6-4
Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Scott Fahrendorf (V), 6-3, 6-3
Brian O'Connor (BU) def. Brian Maher (V), 6-1, 6-1
Edwin Gerard (BU) def. John Borden (V), 6-0, 6-1
Mark Piro (BU) def. Charlie Farmer (V), 6-0, 6-1
Richemn Mourad (BU) def. Sumanth Chittajallu (V), 6-1, 6-2
Jon Bonnet (BU) def. Larry Tran (V), 6-1, 6-1

Binghamton vs. Bloomsburg

Mourad/Gerard (BU) def. Gal/Lampors (BL), 8-0
O'Connor/Dobrin (BU) def. Glubo/Whitely (BL), 8-1
Martinez/Mohamed (BU) def. Phillips/Cohen (Buck), 8-4
Piro/Bonnet (BU) def. XXX (Buck), 8-2

Aurelio Martinez (BU) def. Dan Gal (BL), 7-5, 6-3
Richemn Mourad (BU) def. Alex Lampros (BL), 6-1, 6-4
Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Ryan Glubo (BL), 6-0, 6-0
Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Geoff Whitely (BL), 6-1, 6-0
Brian O'Connor (BU) def. Dan Phillips (BL), 6-1, 6-1

Binghamton vs. Bucknell

O'Connor/Dobrin (BU) def. Reibeisen/Pikus (Buck), 8-4
Martinez/Mohamed (BU) def. Young/Suway (Buck), 8-5
Mourad/Gerard (BU) def. Bednarek/Cohen (Buck), 8-1
Piro/Bonnet (BU) def. Salam/Brenner (Buck), 9-7

Aurelio Martinez (BU) def. Asher Salam (Buck), 7-6 (2), 6-1
Ira Reibelsen (Buck) def. Richemn Mourad (BU), 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Ryan Sandburg (Buck), 6-2, 6-1
Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Jon Lashnits (Buck), 6-4, 6-2
Brian O'Connor (BU) def. Jon Brenner (Buck), 6-4, 6-3
Mark Piro (BU) def. Matt Pikus (Buck), 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-5)
Edwin Gerard (BU) def. Jason Suway (Buck), 6-1, 6-2
Jon Bonnet (BU) def. Dan Bednarak (Buck), 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)


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