For Immediate Release: April 3, 2011
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BU men's tennis keeps rolling, edges George Washington 4-3
Bearcats have won four of last five matches

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Binghamton men's tennis (6-13) won the pivotal doubles point before splitting the six singles matches to post a hard-earned 4-3 victory over host George Washington (12-8) Sunday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Tennis Center. The win was BU's fourth in its last five matches.

In doubles, BU posted wins at the top two spots to clinch the point. Then in singles, the Bearcats won at first, second and fifth singles.

Seniors Sven Vloedgraven and Arnav Jain posted straight-set wins at the top two positions. Vloedgraven, ranked No. 101 in the country, picked up a 6-4, 6-3 win over Ugur Atalay. He improved to 27-7 overall, 16-2 in duals. Jain produced a 7-5, 6-4 win over Yan Levinski, lifting his season record to 21-9 overall, 16-3 in duals. Freshman No. 5 Ruben Haggai provided a key win, 6-4, 6-2, for BU's other singles victory.

Earlier, Vloedgraven paired with junior Gilbert Wong for an 8-2 win at first doubles and Jain combined with junior Alexandre Haggai for an 8-6 win at No. 2.

The Bearcats host Buffalo and FDU on Saturday in their first home matches at the West Gym Courts.

Binghamton 4, George Washington 3

1. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU) def Hannah/Atalay (GW) 8-2
2. A. Haggai/Jain (BU) def Kushma/van Gils (GW) 8-6
3. Thomsen/Viktor Svensson (GW) def Bastian Bornkessel/Devos (BU) 8-5


1. #101 Sven Vloedgraven (BU) def Ugur Atalay (GW) 6-4 6-3
2. Arnav Jain (BU) def Yan Levinski (GW) 7-5 6-4
3. Christopher Kushma (GW) def Gilbert Wong (BU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def Alexandre Haggai (BU) 6-2 3-6 6-2
5. Ruben Haggai (BU) def Erik Hannah (GW) 6-4 6-2
6. Alexander van Gils (GW) def Ruben Devos (BU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

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