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For Immediate Release: March 13, 2010
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis edges Radford 4-3 for ninth win of season

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Binghamton men's tennis (9-1) won the doubles point and that proved pivotal in a 4-3 victory over Radford Saturday night at the Binghamton Tennis Center. The win, BU's fourth in a row, allowed the Bearcats to exact some revenge for last spring's 6-0 loss to the Big South Conference champions. Radford, was coming off a 4-3 to Harvard, the top team in the Northeast, and entered the spring season ranked No. 56 in the country.

With the match squared at 3-all, sophomore No. 4 Gilbert Wong clinched the victory with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win over Zack Watson. The win was Wong's 12th straight, lifting his singles record to 21-6.

Earlier, junior Arnav Jain won his ninth consecutive match - a 6-2, 6-1 straight-set triumph at fifth singles. Jain improved to 21-3 this season, including a perfect 10-0 record in dual matches.

Senior Moshe Levy earned BU's other singles win - a 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 victory at the No. 2 spot. Levy is 7-2 in duals this spring. He also teamed with Alexandre Haggai for a win at second doubles.

Junior No. 1 Sven Vloedgraven, ranked no. 117 in the country, lost a tough three-set battle to No. 79 Ivan Salec, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Binghamton travels to Pittsburgh to face Duquesne and Youngstown State Sunday.

Binghamton 4, Radford 3

Doubles
1. Salec/Dehaen (R) def. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU), 9-8
2. Haggai/Levy (BU) def. Brett Cromwell/Boslet (R), 8-1
3. Bornkessel/Devos (BU) def. Ogrizek/Watson (R), 8-6

Order of finish: 2,3,1

Singles
1. No. 79 Ivan Salec (R) def. No. 117 Sven Vloedgraven (BU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
2. Moshe Levy (BU) def. Thomas Dehaen (R), 7-6, 4-6, 6-0
3. Igor Ogrizek (R) def. Alexandre Haggai (BU), 7-6, 6-4
4. Gilbert Wong (BU) def. Zack Watson (R), 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
5. Arnav Jain (BU) def. Paul Boslet (R), 6-2, 6-1
6. Erik Finkenbrink (R) def. Ruben Devos (BU), 6-3, 7-6

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

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