For Immediate Release: September 19, 2004
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Freshman lead way for Binghamton men's tennis at Cornell Invitational

ITHACA, N.Y.--Binghamton men's tennis was lifted by its strong freshmen contingent at the three-day Cornell Invitational, which concluded on Sunday.

In the "B" singles flight, freshman Alex Dobrin (Flushing, N.Y.) shook off an opening-round defeat to advance to the consolation final, where he lost to top-seeded Michael Crooks of Stony Brook, 6-3, 6-2. Dobrin won twice in the backdraw, posting straight-set wins over opponents from UConn and Marist.

Dobrin also teamed with classmate Mark Piro (Clifton Park, N.Y.) to reach the semifinals in "B" doubles. The pair scored two wins before losing 8-1 to the top-seeded team from Stony Brook. In "C" singles, Piro won twice to reach the semifinals, including a 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 victory over the top-seeded player from Middlebury.

In the "D" singles flight, freshman Jordan Smith (Binghamton, N.Y.) lost in the first round before winning three straight matches to claim the consolation title. In the final, he posted a 6-2, 1-6, (10-5) win over Jonathan Gamberg of Stony Brook.

Meanwhile, sophomore No. 1 Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel) was in Boston competing at the Harvard Invitational, where he advanced to the final before losing 6-1, 6-2, to Brown's No. 1 player.

Binghamton next heads to Siena for dual match on Wednesday.


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