For Immediate Release: September 18, 2011
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BU men's tennis sends four to Princeton Farnsworth Invitational
Rodrigues reaches semifinals of "E" singles flight

Complete results

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Binghamton men's tennis sent four players to the Farnsworth Invitational, hosted by Princeton at the Lenz Tennis Center. The 10-team event featured five singles and three doubles flights.

Senior Rafael Rodrigues enjoyed the most success, winning two matches to reach the semifinals in the "E" singles flight. Rodrigues posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over an opponent from FDU and a 6-2, 7-5 win over a player from Princeton before falling in three sets to Ian Laster of Columbia, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Rodrigues also paired with sophomore Ruben Haggai in the "C" doubles flight, where the tandem went 1-2, earning an 8-3 win over a team from Princeton.

Haggai also notched a win in three matches in the "D" singles flight.

Also competing were freshmen Jonathen Hefetz and Ismael Dinia. Dinia won a match at "C" singles and the pair also won a match in "B" doubles.

The Bearcats will continue their fall season at the Virginia Plus 1 Invitational next weekend.

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