For Immediate Release: March 26, 2011
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BU men's tennis edged by Elon 4-3

ELON, N.C. -- In a match that lasted more than five hours, Binghamton men's tennis (4-13) came up just short at Elon, falling 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. The teams split the six singles matches which were played first, necessitating doubles play to determine the winner. Elon (11-5) won the first two completed doubles matches to clinch the deciding point.

Binghamton continued its dominance at the top two singles positions with seniors Sven Vloedgraven and Arnav Jain winning their matches at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. The pair are a combined 28-5 in duals this spring.

Vloedgraven, ranked No. 95 in the country, pushed his win streak to seven with a straight-set 6-3, 6-2 win over Phillip Nemec. He is 25-7 overall, 14-2 in duals. Jain split two tiebreaks before winning the clinching third set 6-3 in his match with Cameron Silverman. He is 19-9 overall, 14-3 in duals.

Junior Alexandre Haggai gave BU its other singles win - a strong 6-2, 6-4 triumph at the fourth spot.

The Bearcats next play at America East rival UMBC on April 2 in Baltimore.

Elon 4, Binghamton 3


1. Sven Vioedgraven (BING) def. Phillip Nemec (ELON) 6-3, 6-2
2. Arnav Jain (BING) def. Cameron Silverman (ELON) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
3. Eric Turner (ELON) def. Gilbert Wong (BING) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
4. Alexandre Haggai (BING) def. Chase Helpingstine (ELON) 6-2, 6-4
5. Alberto Rojas (ELON) def. Ruben Haggai (BING) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
6. Thomas Darling (ELON) def. Bastian Bornkessel (BING) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

Order of finish: 1,4,5,6,2,3

1. #35 Nemec/Helpingstine (ELON) def. Vioedgraven/Wong (BING) 8-3
2. Rojas/Cody S-MacDowell (ELON) def. A. Haggai/Jain (BING) 8-2
3. Turner/Silverman (ELON) vs. Bornkessel/Ruben Devos (BING) 5-3, unfinished

Order of finish: 2,1*

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