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For Immediate Release: March 23, 2011
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis knocks off Old Dominion on road 4-3
Junior Haggai clinches team victory with win at fourth singles

NORFOLK, Va. -- Binghamton men's tennis (3-12) won four of six singles matches to rally past host Old Dominion (15-5) 4-3 Wednesday afternoon. The Bearcats dropped the doubles point before storming back to deal the Monarchs just their fifth loss in 20 duals this year.

Junior Alexandre Haggai provided the winning margin with his three-set win at fourth singles. With the match knotted at 3-3, Haggai finished strong with a 6-2 final set to clinch the victory.

Senior Sven Vloedgraven, ranked No. 95 in the country, posted a 7-6, 6-3 win at the top spot, improving to 23-7 overall, 12-2 in duals. Senior No. 2 Arnav Jain also scored a straight-set win, lifting his dual record to 12-3 (17-9 overall). Sophomore Ruben Devos provided the other point with a 6-2, 6-3 win at the fifth spot.

The Bearcats continue spring break action Friday at East Carolina.

Binghamton 4, Old Dominion 3

DOUBLES

1 Fanselow/Muzalewski (ODU) def. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU), 8-4
2 Jain/A. Haggai (BU) def. Chomette/Cipert (ODU), 8-1
3 Ochagavia/Fahoum (ODU) def. Bornkessel/R. Haggai (BU), 8-3

Order of Finish: 3,2,1*

SINGLES
1 #95 Sven Vloedgraven (BU) def. Tobias Fanselow (ODU), 7-6, 6-3
2 Arnav Jain (BU) def. Benjamin Chomette (ODU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
3 Krzwsztof Muzalewski (ODU) def. Gilbert Wong (BU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
4 Alexandre Haggai (BU) def. Albert Ochagavia (ODU), 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
5 Ruben Devos (BU) def. Fahoum Fahoum (ODU), 6-2, 6-3
6 Clay Cipert (ODU) def. Rafael Rodrigues (BU), 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Order of Finish: 5,6,2,1,3,4*

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