For Immediate Release: May 10, 2008
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BU men's tennis eliminated from NCAAs with 4-0 loss at Tulsa
11th-seeded Golden Hurricane end Bearcats' stellar season

TULSA, Okla. -- Eleventh-ranked and host Tulsa (22-4) defeted Binghamton men's tennis (13-11) 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship Saturday afternoon at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. The loss ends BU's season after reaching the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in the last six years.

The Golden Hurricane, making their 10th NCAA appearance, captured the doubles point before winning the first three completed singles matches. The Bearcats played a tight doubles match at No. 2, with freshman Sven Vloedgraven (Lochem, Netherlands) and junior Sebastian Dietz (Leun, Germany) trailing their nationally-ranked opponents 6-5 when the match was halted after Tulsa had captured the other two matches to clinch the point.

In singles, freshman No. 5 singles player Arnav Jain (Mumbai, India) pushed his opponent to a third set and was even, 2-2, when it was stopped after Tulsa had clinched the team match.


No. 11 Tulsa 4, Binghamton 0

1. #27 Ross Cunningham/Andy Connelly (TLSM) def. Mohamed/Gregoire
Berner (BING) 8-2
2. #55 Arnau Brugues/Ricardo Soriano (TLSM) vs. Sebastian Dietz/Sven
Vloedgraven (BING) 6-5, unfinished
3. Will Gray/Alberto Sottocorno (TLSM) def. Arnav Jain/Moshe Levy (BING) 8-3

1. #18 Arnau Brugues (TLSM) def. Faisal Mohamed (BING) 6-1, 6-1
2. Will Gray (TLSM) vs. Sven Vloedgraven (BING) 6-2, 5-3, unfinished
3. #114 Ricardo Soriano (TLSM) def. Moshe Levy (BING) 6-2, 6-4
4. Alberto Sottocorno (TLSM) vs. Sebastian Dietz (BING) 6-3, 5-3, unfinished
5. Ross Cunningham (TLSM) vs. Arnav Jain (BING) 6-3, 4-6, 2-2, unfinished
6. Andy Connelly (TLSM) def. Alex Dobrin (BING) 6-0, 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,1,3)

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