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For Immediate Release: February 3, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton men's tennis suffers narrow 4-3 defeat against St. John's

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - St. John's captured the decisive doubles point and scored a 4-3 victory over visiting Binghamton (1-4) in a men's tennis match Saturday night from Bridgeview Racquet Club. The teams split the six singles matches with four contests extending to a final set.

Junior No. 1 Faisal Mohamed (Lynbrook, N.Y.) earned a 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 win to improve to 13-6 in 2006-07. Junior Mark Piro (Clifton Park, N.Y.) posted his first win in the lineup after returning from studying abroad in the fall semester. Piro scored a 6-4, 7-6 win at No. 6 singles. Junior Alex Dobrin (Flushing, N.Y.) picked up the team's other singles win. After dropping the first set, Dobrin stormed back to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Binghamton returns to New York City to face Concordia on February 9.

DOUBLES
1. Mohamed/Dobrin (BU) def. Louis Desmarteaux/Alex Svetlakov (SJ), 8-6
2. Tom Green/Artem Vlasenko (SJ) def. Bonnet/Clavel (BU), 8-0
3. Derek Wallensteen/Martin Kosut (SJ) def. Levy/Piro (BU), 9-8 (7-2)

SINGLES
1. Faisal Mohamed (BU) def. Artem Vlasenko (SJ), 6-7, 7-6, 7-6
2. Alex Svetlakov (SJ) def. Pierre Clavel (BU), 6-2, 6-4
3. Martin Kosut (SJ) def. Moshe Levy (BU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
4. Alex Dobrin (BU) def. Tom Green (SJ), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Jordan Talbot (SJ) def. Jon Bonnet (BU), 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
6. Mark Piro (BU) def. Claudio Halim (SJ), 6-4, 7-6

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