For Immediate Release: April 16, 2011
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BU men's tennis steamrolls Hartford and Stony Brook, 7-0 and 6-0
Bearcats wrap up regular season by winning eight of last nine matches

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Binghamton men's tennis (10-13) flexed its muscle against America East opponents with comfortable wins over Hartford (7-0) and Stony Brook (6-0) to end the regular season Saturday afternoon in Hartford. The Bearcats, who have won eight of their last nine, will next seek the program's fourth straight conference crown when the America East Championship opens in two weeks.

Senior Arnav Jain won both his singles matches to reach the 100-win plateau for his career. Jain played No. 1 singles against Hartford and scored a straight-set win. He then returned to No. 2 vs. Stony Brook and hit the milestone with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Ivan Rummel. Jain is 100-27 in career singles matches, including a 25-9 mark this season.

Senior Sven Vloedgraven, No. 78 in the lastest ITA national rankings, sat out the Hartford match but returned to post a 6-2, 6-1 win over Stony Brook's top player. Vloedgraven is now 30-7 overall, 19-2 in duals and has won an incredible 19 straight matches.

The Bearcats dropped just seven games in the six singles matches against Hartford after sweeping the doubles matches. Then with rain looming in the forecast, BU and Stony Brook skipped the doubles matches and the Bearcats handled their rivals in straight sets at each of the six singles spots.

Junior Alexandre Haggai had a strong day, going 2-0 in singles and winning his doubles match, 8-0. Haggai surrendered only three singles games in four sets of tennis, winning 6-1, 6-0 against Hartford before posting a 6-2, 6-0 win over Stony Brook.

The Bearcats have two weeks off before heading to New Haven, Conn. for the America East Championship on April 29-May 1. The winner gains an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.

Binghamton 7, Hartford 0

1. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU) def. Bhalla/Isaacson (HART), 8-2
2. Bornkessel/Devos (BU) def. Neves/Nedelcu (HART), 8-3
3. A. Haggai/Rodrigues (BU) def. Floum/Ureta, Edgardo (HART), 8-0


1. Arnav Jain (BU) def. Bhalla, Aniel (HART), 6-3, 6-1
2. Alexandre Haggai (BU) def. Neves, Marco (HART), 6-1, 6-0
3. Ruben Haggai (BU) def. Isaacson, Josh (HART), 6-1, 6-0
4. Ruben Devos (BU) def. Floum, Eric (HART), 6-1, 6-0
5. Bastian Bornkessel (BU) def. Nedelcu, Bogdan (HART), 6-0, 6-0
6. Rafael Rodrigues (BU) def. de los Santos, Joel (HART), 6-0, 6-0

Binghamton 6, Stony Brook 0 (singles only due to weather)

1. #78 Sven Vloedgraven (BU) def. Nikita Fomin (SBU), 6-2, 6-1
2. Arnav Jain (BU) def. Ivan Rummel (SBU), 7-5, 6-2
3. Gilbert Wong (BU) def. Roope Kailaheimo (SBU), 7-5, 6-0
4. Alexandre Haggai (BU) def. Francesco Arciuli (SBU), 6-2, 6-0
5. Ruben Haggai (BU) def. Ryan Schmitz (SBU), 6-1, 7-6
6. Ruben Devos (BU) def. Max Sztabholz (SBU), 6-3, 6-4

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