For Immediate Release: September 17, 2006
Contact: John Hartrick (
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton men's tennis wins three flights at Cornell Fall Invitational
Mohamed wins "A" singles title, Clavel wins "B" flight, pair combine for doubles title


ITHACA, N.Y. - Binghamton men's tennis produced its most successful showing in years of competition at the Cornell Invitational, winning the top two singles flights and the top doubles flight at the Reis Tennis Center. Competing against players from Cornell, Hofstra, Lehigh and America East rivals Stony Brook and UMBC among others, The Bearcats went 17-8 overall in singles play and 6-2 in doubles matches.

Junior Faisal Mohamed (Lynbrook, N.Y.) gave an outstanding performance in the "A" singles flight. Mohamed won all four matches, including a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Joshua Goldstein of Cornell in the final. After a three-set win in his first match, Mohamed won three matches in straight sets.

Freshman Moshe Levy (Ra'ananna, Israel) won the consolation draw in the "A" flight. After dropping his opening match, Levy rebounded to win three straight, including a 6-0, 6-4 win over Ilan Shvartz of Stony Brook and a 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 win over David Jackson of UMBC.

In the "B" singles flight, freshman Pierre Clavel (Ampuis, France) went 4-0 to win the title. In the final, Clavel rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Cornell's Jonathan Fife.

Mohamed and Clavel also combined to win the "A" doubles crown. The pair won four matches, highlighted by an 8-6 win over the top team from Middlebury.

"It was very good weekend," head coach Adam Cohen said. "To go to Cornell and win the "A" and "B" singles flights and the "A" doubles was an accomplishment. The guys did well."


Copyright © Binghamton University. All rights reserved.
No portion of this site may be reproduced or duplicated without the permission of Binghamton University.