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For Immediate Release: April 26, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis advances to America East final
Top-seeded Bearcats bounce Boston 4-0 in semis

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Binghamton University men's tennis (12-10) advanced to the America East Championship for the fifth time in the last six years with a 4-0 win over No. 4 Boston University Saturday from the Yale Tennis Center. The top-seeded Bearcats will face second-seeded and defending champion UMBC in Sunday's title match, with an NCAA tournament berth at stake.

Binghamton won all three doubles matches to capture that point, and then took the first three singles matches to clinch the win.

Seniors Faisal Mohamed (Lynbrook, N.Y.) and Gregoire Berner (Troinex, Switzerland) teamed for a win at first doubles and then each won his singles match to help clinch the win. Mohamed rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1, and Berner recorded a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4. Senior Alex Dobrin (Flushing, N.Y.) recorded the other win - 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5.

RESULTS

No. 1 Binghamton 4, No. 4 Boston University 0

Doubles
1. Mohammad/Berner (BU) def. Chudacoff/Weinstein (Boston) 8-3
2. Dietz/Vloedgraven (BU) def. Giulio Galloratti Demeo (Boston) 8-0
3. Arnav Jain/Moshe Levy (BU) def. Nissim/Daniel Frid (Boston) 8-1

Singles
1. Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Giulio Galloratti (Boston) 6-2, 6-0
2. Sven Vloengraven (BU) led Jeff Chudacoff (Boston) 6-3, 5-1
3. Sebastian Dietz (BU) led Charles Weinstein (Boston) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0
4. Gregoire Berner (BU) def. Miron Nissim (Boston) 6-1, 6-2
5. Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Hans Sapra (Boston) 6-3, 6-1
6. Jon Bonnet (BU) led Phil Demeo (Boston) 6-2, 2-4

NOTES
Binghamton won conference titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and was runnerup in 2006... UMBC eliminated the Bearcats 4-2 in last year's semifinals.

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