For Immediate Release: March 8, 2008
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BU men's tennis drops 6-1 decision to St. John's

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Binghamton University men's tennis (6-7) dropped the doubles point and lost five of six singles matches in a 6-1 setback against St. John's Saturday night at the Bridgeview Racquet Club. Three of the six singles matches went to three sets, but the Red Storm prevailed in each.

Senior Gregoire Berner (Troinex, Switzerland) was BU's lone singles winner. He posted a 7-6, 6-0 win at the sixth spot. Berner is now 9-5 in the spring.

In doubles, sophomore Moshe Levy (Ra'Ananna, Israel) and freshman Sven Vloedgraven (Lochem, Netherlands) teamed for an 8-5 win at third doubles.

"We dug ourselves into another big hole and this time we couldn't climb out on top," head coach Adam Cohen said."

Binghamton plays at Temple on Saturday night.


St. John's 6, Binghamton 1

1. Vlasenko/Svetlakov (SJ) def. Mohamed/Dietz (BU), 8-5
2. Losa/Cerny (SJ) def. Berner/Jain (BU), 8-4
3. Levy/Vloedgraven (BU) def. Kosut/Wallensteen (SJ), 8-5

1. Vlasenko (SJ) def. Faisal Mohamed (BU), 6-2, 6-2
2. Svetlakov (SJ) def. Moshe Levy (BU), 6-2, 6-7, 7-5
3. Losa (SJ) def. Sven Vloedgraven (BU), 6-4, 2-6, 10-6
4. Kosut (SJ) def. Sebastian Dietz (BU), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
5. Cerny (SJ) def. Arnav Jain (BU), 6-4, 6-3
6. Gregoire Berner (BU) def. Honing (SJ), 7-6, 6-0

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