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For Immediate Release: February 26, 2011
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis suffers another 4-3 loss, falls to St. John's
No. 68 Bearcats have dropped four matches by narrow margin

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- Visiting Binghamton men's tennis (2-7) won the doubles point but only captured two singles contests and suffered a 4-3 setback to St. John's (4-1) Saturday afternoon at the National Tennis Center.

Senior standouts Sven Vloedgraven and Arnav Jain continued their dominance with singles and doubles victories. Vloedgraven teamed with junior Gilbert Wong for a 9-7 win at the top doubles spot and Jain and junior Alexandre Haggai were victorious 8-4 at No. 2.

Leading 1-0, BU received straight-set singles wins from Vloedgraven and Jain but were handled in straight sets at the remaining four positions. Vloedgraven, ranked No. 81, stretched his win streak to seven with his 7-6, 6-3 win. He is 18-7 overall, 7-2 in duals. Jain battled through a pair of tiebreaks for his win. He is 13-7 overall, 8-1 in duals.

The Bearcats, who went 25-2 in a record-breaking season a year ago, continued to struggle at the bottom of their singles lineup, where the Nos. 4-6 players are a combined 2-25 this spring.

The Bearcats next head down to North Carolina for two matches at UNC-Wilmington (with Troy) on March 5-6.

St. John's 4, No. 68 Binghamton 3

DOUBLES

1. Vloedgraven/Wong (BU) def. Najfeld, Matty/Honig, Asaf (STJ), 9-7
2. Alexandre Haggai/Jain (BU) def. Hauk, Milo/Kallen, Gustav (STJ), 8-4
3. Lampa, Mike/Cerny, Pavel (STJ) def. Evan Algier/Andreas Danielsson (BU), 8-1

SINGLES
1. No. 81 Sven Vloedgraven (BU) def. Honig, Asaf (STJ), 7-6, 6-3
2. Arnav Jain (BU) def. Lampa, Mike (STJ), 7-6, 7-6
3. Hauk, Milo (STJ) def. Alexandre Haggai (BU), 6-2, 6-4
4. Kallen, Gustav (STJ) def. Gilbert Wong (BU), 6-0, 6-2
5. Najfeld, Matty (STJ) def. Rafael Rodrigues (BU), 6-1, 6-3
6. Koran, Mischa (STJ) def. Ruben Haggai (BU), 6-2, 7-6

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