Immediate Release: June 8, 2010
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton men's tennis punctuated its meteoric rise within the Northeast region with a No. 2 position in the final ITA regional rankings. In a 39-team region historically dominated by the Ivy League programs, BU wedged itself just behind top-seeded Columbia and ahead of Cornell, Harvard, Yale and Princeton in the top six.
In addition, junior Sven Vloedgraven (No. 115 in country) remained the top-ranked singles player, senior Moshe Levy was 18th in singles and Vloedgraven and sophomore Gilbert Wong were positioned No. 5 in doubles.
Thanks to a 25-2 season that culminated in the program's third straight NCAA bid and sixth in the last eight years, BU vaulted from eighth in the region, where they finished last season. The team's lone regular-season defeat was a 4-3 setback to Columbia in a match where two Bearcats' singles players had to default with injuries. Binghamton went 8-0 against the remaining teams in the top-10 (Columbia went 9-2).
Vloedgraven went 38-8 and moved from 15th in the region last year to occupy the top spot. His win in the 128-man ITA Northeast Regional brought notoriety and after steamrolling through the spring dual season, Vloedgraven earned a national ranking and subsequent berth into the NCAA Singles Championship. He and Wong went 29-9 in doubles and moved from 13th to fifth in the region. Levy capped his four-year career with a second-straight top-20 regional ranking.
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