For Immediate Release: October 21, 2007
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Mohamed advances to round of 16 at ITA tennis regional

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton senior men's tennis player Faisal Mohamed (Lynbrook, N.Y.) had a strong showing at the Wilson/ITA Northeast Regional, hosted by Princeton over the weekend.

Mohamed, unseeded in the 128-man singles draw, won three matches to reach the round of 16. He opened with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Noah Gardner of Brown. Mohamed then posted back-to-back upset wins over seeded players. In the round of 64, he knocked off 22nd-seeded Daniel Freeman of Dartmouth, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 2-0 ret. Then Mohamed eliminated sixth-seeded Bogden Borta of Columbia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. His tournament run ended in the round of 16 with a 6-4, 6-4 loss to 26th-seeded Omar Laalej of Drexel.

Junior Sebastian Dietz (Leun, Germany) and sophomore Moshe Levy (Ra'ananna, Israel) also were in the singles draw. Dietz, seeded 18th, received a bye and then won his match in the round of 64, 6-3, 6-2 over Cerny Pavel of St. John's. He then took a set off the No. 2 seed, Peter Capkovic of Princeton, before falling, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. Dietz is the only player to win a set against Capkovic, who has since advanced to the quarterfinals. Levy was defeated by Nolan Thomas of Boston College, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, in his first match.

Dietz and Mohamed were seeded ninth in the doubles draw, and advanced to the round of 16. The pair defeated Clemente and El Mihdawy from Columbia, 8-4, before falling to Fox and Schwartz from Penn, 8-6.

Binghamton concludes its fall season at both the Penn Class and Cornell Fall Indoor Invitational on October 26-28.

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