For Immediate Release: April 2, 2011
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BU men's tennis cruises past UMBC 6-1

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Binghamton men's tennis (5-13) cruised past host UMBC (10-5) in a dual match that started outdoors but was finished up indoors late Saturday evening. The Bearcats posted a 6-1 triumph from the UMBC Tennis Courts, including straight-set victories by every BU winner.

BU secured the doubles point and went on to win five of six singles matches en route to the 6-1 final.

Binghamton continued its dominance at the top two singles positions with seniors Sven Vloedgraven and Arnav Jain winning their matches at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. The pair are a combined 30-5 in duals this spring.

Vloedgraven, ranked No. 101 in the country, pushed his win streak to eight with a straight-set 6-2, 6-4 win over Cristian Hodel. He is 26-7 overall, 15-2 in duals. Jain tallied a 6-3, 6-4 win over Rasid Winklaar in his match, improving to 20-9 overall, 15-3 in duals.

Junior Gilbert Wong registered a strong 6-4, 6-3 win at third singles, while classmate Alexandre Haggai gave BU a singles win at the fourth spot (7-6, 6-3).

Sophomore Ruben Devos breezed by UMBC's Mwali Phiri 6-4, 6-1 at sixth singles.

The Bearcats are back in action Sunday against George Washington at 11 a.m.

Binghamton 6, UMBC 1


1. Sven Vioedgraven (BING) def. Cristian Hodel (UMBC) 6-2, 6-4
2. Arnav Jain (BING) def. Rasid Winklaar (UMBC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Gilbert Wong (BING) def. Adam Duprat (UMBC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Alexandre Haggai (BING) def. Joe Adewumi (UMBC) 7-6, 6-3
5. Gaulthier Berret (UMBC) def. Ruben Haggai (BING) 6-4, 7-5
6. Ruben Devos (BING) def. Mwali Phiri (UMBC) 6-4, 6-1

1. Vioedgraven/Wong (BING) def. Mwali Phiri/Joe Adewumi (UMBC) 8-3
2. A. Haggai/Jain (BING) def. Rasid Winklaar/Adam Duprat (UMBC) 8-6
3. Bornkessel/Ruben Devos (BING) def Gaulthier Berret/Cristian Hodel (UMBC) 8-6

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