Immediate Release: September 10, 2011
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men's tennis opens fall season at non-scoring Navy Blue Invitational
handle Temple, host Navy in flighted singles and doubles format
Md. -- Binghamton men's tennis opened a new era with the same
results, dominating play at the four-team Navy Blue Invitational
Friday and Saturday.
Bearcats went a combined 22-2 in singles and doubles against
Temple and Navy. Binghamton won all nine matches Friday against
Temple and then went 11-2 against Navy.
is a very talented team," said Navy head coach John Officer.
"They showed today why they have been so highly regarded
and nationally ranked over the last few years."
tournament concludes Sunday with BU facing St. Bonaventure in
singles and doubles. The tournament was the first for a BU team
that graduated its top three players, including the most accomplished
player in program history, Sven Vloedgraven.
No. 1 Alexandre Haggai looked strong
in winning his two singles matches against Temple and Navy. Haggai
posted a 7-5, 6-0 win against Temple's top man Friday and then
rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Navy's No. 1.
(played indoors Friday at Tose Family Tennis Center)
1 - Ismael Dinia / Alex Haggai (Bing) def. Filip Rams / Kacper
2 Bastian Bornkessel / Jonathan Hefetz (Bing) def. Mansur
Gishkaev / Taylor Hairston, 9-7
3 Ruben Devos / Rafael Rodrigues (Bing) def. Stanislav
Stekolshikov / Li Tang, 8-2
1 Alex Haggai (Bing) def. Filip Rams, 7-5, 6-0
2 Ruben Devos (Bing) def. Kacper Rams, 7-6 (7-4), 1-6,
3 Jonathan Hefetz (Bing) def. Stanislav Stekolshikov,
4 Bastian Bornkessel (Bing) def. Mansur Gishkaev, 6-2,
5 Ruben Haggai (Bing) def. Taylor Hairston, 6-3, 3-6,
6 Ismael Dinia (Bing) def. Li Tang, 6-1, 6-1
vs. Navy (played outdoors Saturday)
1 - Ismael Dinia / Alex Haggai (Bing) def. Marcus Rebersak /
Anderson Walls, 8-4
2 Bastian Bornkessel / Jonathan Hefetz (Bing) def. Calvin
Mark / Peter McDonald, 9-8 (7-5)
3 Ruben Devos / Rafael Rodrigues (Bing) def. Blake Daniel
/ Nicholas Gutsche, 8-2
4 Heyward Drayton / Chris Kenney (Navy) def. Ruben Haggai
/ Florian van Kann, 8-5
1 Alex Haggai (Bing) def. Marcus Rebersak, 6-2, 6-2
2 Ruben Devos (Bing) def. Peter McDonald, 6-2, 6-3
3 Jonathan Hefetz (Bing) def. Calvin Mark, 6-3, 6-2
4 Bastian Bornkessel (Bing) def. Tyler Burnett, 6-2, 6-2
5 Blake Daniel (Navy) def. Ruben Haggai, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
6 Ismael Dinia (Bing) def. Nicholas Gutsche, 6-3, 6-2
7 Rafael Rodrigues (Bing) def. Matt Richmond, 6-2, 6-2
8 Rafael Rodrigues (Bing) def. Heyward Drayton, 2-1, ret.
9 Florian van Kann (Bing) def. Chris Kenney, 7-6 (7-1),