For Immediate Release: April 19, 2005
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Binghamton men's tennis topples Bucknell 6-1 for 10th consecutive victory
Bearcats win school record 19th match of season in regular-season finale

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton men's tennis (19-5) made history with its 6-1 victory over visiting Bucknell (8-13) Tuesday afternoon at the West Gym Courts. The Bearcats won eight of nine matches, including straight-set victories in five of six singles contest. The win, BU's 10th in a row, was the team's 19th of the season, eclipsing the old mark of 18 set in 1989-90.

Binghamton sophomore No. 1 Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel), currently ranked No. 92 in the country, rolled a 6-1, 6-4 singles win over Ira Reibeisen, improving to 29-7 overall, 19-4 in dual matches. Freshman No. 3 Alex Dobrin (Flushing, N.Y.) picked up a narrow 7-6, 6-4 win, raising his record to 25-5 overall, 20-3 in duals.

Senior Krishna Vallabhaneni (Lagrangeville, N.Y.), playing in his final collegiate matches on the West Gym Courts, teamed with junior Edwin Gerard (Bayside, N.Y.) for a 8-3 win at third doubles. In four seasons, Vallabhaneni is 47-23 in doubles matches, including a 6-1 mark this year.

Binghamton will now await the pairings for the America East Championship, which begins on April 29 in New Haven, Conn. The two-time defending champion Bearcats are all but assured of receiving the No. 1 seed.

1. Hanegby/Mohamed (BU) def. Reibeisen/Salam (Buck), 8-1
2. Dobrin/O'Connor (BU) def. Denefrio/Menezes (Buck), 8-0
3. Gerard/Vallabhaneni (BU) def. Lashnits/Young (Buck), 8-3

1. Dan Hanegby (BU) def. Ira Reibeisen (Buck), 6-1, 6-4
2. Richemn Mourad (BU) def. Nick Denefrio (Buck), 6-1, 6-3
3. Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Asher Salam (Buck), 7-6, 6-4
4. Edwin Gerard (BU) def. Joe Menezes (Buck), 6-1, 6-4
5. Brian O'Connor (BU) def. John Lashnits (Buck), 6-3, 6-2
6. Gerald DiChiara (Buck) def. Krishna Vallabhaneni (BU), 6-4, 6-4


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