For Immediate Release: September 12, 2004
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Binghamton men's tennis enjoys solid debut at Bloomsburg Invitational

BLOOMSBURG, Pa.--Binghamton men's tennis opened its 2004-05 season at the non-scoring Bloomsburg Invitational Saturday and Sunday, and showed the team's talent and depth with favorable results against Bucknell, Villanova and the host Huskies.

Sporting a lineup loaded with underclassmen, BU won all nine singles matches and two of four doubles contests against Villanova. The team also won all seven singles and all three doubles matches against Bloomsburg, and six of eight singles and three of four doubles contests against Bucknell.

Sophomore No. 1 Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel/Harishonim) went 3-0 in singles, dropping just eight games in the six sets he played. Hanegby also went undefeated in doubles with junior teammate Brian O'Connor (New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Prep). Playing No. 4 singles, O'Connor dropped just six games in posting three straight-set wins. Junior Richemn Mourad (Sao Paulo, Brazil) went 3-0 at No. 2 singles and freshman No. 3 Alex Dobrin (Flushing, N.Y./Cardozo) made his collegiate debut with three wins - all in straight sets.

Binghamton will host Ithaca in its home opener on Wednesday. The 4 p.m. match will be played on the West Gym Courts alonside the women's match between the two schools.

Bloomsburg Invitational Results (no team scoring)

Binghamton vs. Villanova

1. Dan Hanegby (BU) def. Aaron Kusza 6-2, 6-1
2. Richemn Mourad (BU) def. Ricardo Baraldi 6-3, 6-1
3. Brian O'Connor (BU) def. Dimitri Chimerakis 6-0, 6-1
4. Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Scott Fahrendorf 6-3, 6-2
5. Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Jorge Rodriguez 6-1, 4-6, (10-8)
6. Mark Piro (BU) def. Tony Sorucu 6-0, 6-1
7. Tony Piro (BU) def. Diego Aluarado 6-1, 6-1
8. Jon Bonnet (BU) def. Charlie Farmer 6-2, 6-3
9. Krishna Vallabhaneni (BU) def. Sean Gallagher 2-6, 7-5, (10-8)

Dan Hanegby/Brian O'Connor (BU) def. Aaron Kusza/Dimitri Citimikrakis 8-0
Ricardo Baraldi/Jorge Rodriguez (V) def. Richemn Mourad/Tony Piro (BU) 8-3
Scott Fahrojdorf/Charlie Farmor (V) def. Faisal Mohamed/Krishna Vallabhaneni (BU) 8-5
Mark Piro/Jon Bonnet (BU) def. Angel Rubio/Tony Soruco 9-7

Binghamton vs. Bucknell

1. Dan Hanegby (BU) def. Nick Denefrio 6-2, 6-2
2. Richemn Mourad (BU) def. Gerald DiChiara 6-1, 6-3
3. Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Asher Salam 6-2, 6-4
4. Brian O'Conner (BU) def. Matt Pikus 6-3, 6-1
5. Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. John Lashnits 6-4, 6-1
6. Joe Menezes (Buck) def. Mark Piro (BU) 6-3, 3-6 (10-8)
7. Ira Reibison (Buck) def. Jon Bonnet (BU) 6-2, 6-2
8. Krishna Vallabhaneni (BU) def. Garrett Neff 3-6, 2-6

Dan Hanegby/Brian O'Connor (BU) def. Nick Denefrio/Ira Reibeison 8-0
Richemn Mourad/Tony Piro (BU) def. Asher Salam/John Lashmits 8-4
Faisal Mohamed/Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Joe Menezes/Matt Pikus 8-1
Garrett Neff/Gerald DiChiam (Buck) def. Krishna Vallabhaneni/NA 8-5

Binghamton vs. Bloomsburg
Dan Hanegby (BU) def. Brian Bogus 6-1, 6-0
Richemn Mourad (BU) def. Dan Gal 7-5, 7-5
Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Mark Vellek 6-2, 6-1
Brian O'Conner (BU) def. Kevin Wenck 6-1, 6-0
Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Mark Farnsworth 6-1, 6-3
Mark Piro (BU) def. Cory Smith 6-2, 6-0
Tony Piro (BU) def. Geoff Whitely 6-2, 6-2

Dan Hanegby/Brian O'Connor (BU) def. Brian Bogus/Dan Gal 8-1
Richemn Mourad/Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Mark Vellek/Kevin Wenck 8-3
Faisal Mohamed/Jon Bonnet (BU) def. Mark Farnsworth/Cory Smith 8-6


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