For Immediate Release: March 11, 2005
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Binghamton men's tennis suffers narrow 4-3 loss to St. John's

VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton men's tennis team (9-5) was defeated by visiting St. John's (2-8), 4-3, indoors Friday night at the Binghamton Tennis Center. The teams split the six singles matches but the Red Storm captured the crucial doubles point top open the competition.

"It was a very tight match," head coach Michael Starke said. "I think the doubles point is what did us in."

Sophomore No. 1 Dan Hanegby (Herzliya, Israel) rolled to a straight set win, raising his overall record to 20-6 this season. Hanegby is 10-3 in duals. Freshmen Alex Dobrin (Flushing, N.Y.) and Faisal Mohamed (Lynbrook, N.Y.) recorded Binghamton's other singles wins at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively. Dobrin cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win, giving him a team-best 11-3 dual record. Mohamed was equally impressive in a 6-3, 6-2 win - his eighth dual match win.

The Bearcats are off until venturing south for their spring break. Binghamton will play five matches in a five day span in South Carolina, beginning with a March 21 match against Wisconsin-Whitewater at Hilton Head.

1. Nylen/Chiporukha (SJ) def. Hanegby/O'Connor (BU), 8-6
2. Desmarteaux/Stocker (SJ) def. Dobrin/Mohamed (BU), 9-8 (5)
3. Mourad/Gerard (BU) def. Bauer/Nick Goldberg (SJ), 8-6

1. Dan Hanegby (BU) def. Louis Desmarteaux (SJ), 6-1, 4-0, ret.
2. David Nylen (SJ) def. Richemn Mourad (BU), 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
3. Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Boris Chiporukha (SJ), 6-1, 6-2
4. Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Morgan Bauer (SJ), 6-3, 6-2
5. Nick Stocker (SJ) def. Edwin Gerard (BU), 6-3, 6-2
6. Claudio Halim (SJ) def. Brian O'Connor (BU), 6-4, 6-3


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