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For Immediate Release: March 24, 2010
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis edges Penn 4-3 for ninth straight win

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Binghamton men's tennis (14-1) captured the pivotal doubles point and battled back with three singles wins to beat pesky Penn (10-4) 4-3 Wednesday afternoon from Lott Courts. The Bearcats, back in the national rankings at No. 74, dropped the first set in four of the six singles matches before rallying to win the team's ninth straight match. Binghamton actually clinched the win up 4-1 before the Quakers won the final two singles matches.

Sophomore Gilbert Wong bumped up to No. 2 in the lineup and extended his win streak to 16 matches with a hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win - a win that clinched the team victory. Wong is 26-6 overall, 14-0 in duals. Senior Moshe Levy also gutted out a three-set win at No. 3 singles. Junior Arnav Jain had the quickest match with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph at No. 4. Jain is 25-3, 14-0 in duals.

Earlier, Wong and Vloedgraven staved off two match points to clinch their doubles win at the top spot. With the team point in the balance after Penn and BU split the other doubles matches, the Bearcats' top duo rallied from 7-8, 15-40 down to force the tiebreaker, which BU won.

"It was a heck of a match," head coach Adam Cohen said. "We dropped those first sets but came back strong. Overall it was a great team effort in tough conditions against a very good team."

Binghamton looks to make it 6-1 against the Ivy League this year when it visits Yale Sunday afternoon.

Binghamton 4, Penn 3

Doubles
1. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU) def. Brazdil/Wong (P), 9-8
2. Magnes/Law (P) def. Levy/Haggai (BU), 8-3
3. Bornkessel/Devos (BU) def. Schwartz/Roth (P), 8-6

Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Singles
1. Eugen Brazdil (P) def. Sven Vloedgraven (BU), 7-5, 6-3
2. Gilbert Wong (BU) def. Adam Schwartz (P), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Moshe Levy (BU) def. Phil Law (P), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Arnav Jain (BU) def. Jason Lin (P), 6-1, 6-2
5. Jason Magnes (P) def. Alexandre Haggai (BU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
6. Justen Roth (P) def. Ruben Devos (BU), 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

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

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