Immediate Release: April 29, 2006
"It was a great match," head coach Michael Starke said. "UMBC played very well but I believe it was the best match we have played all year."
Senior Richemn Mourad (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and sophomore Mark Piro (Clifton Park, N.Y.) each won at singles and doubles to spark BU. Mourad, the America East Player of the Year, rolled to a straight set win at No. 1 singles. Earlier, he teamed with junior Aurelio Martinez (Oaxaca, Mexico) for an 8-4 win at the top doubles spot. In that match, the Bearcats duo rallied from 4-2 down.
and senior teammate Edwin
Gerard (Bayside, N.Y.) clinched the doubles point with their
8-5 win at No. 3. Piro then posted a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles.
He raised his record to 17-5 this season.
"Mark (Piro) was the hero of the day," Starke said. "He had steely nerves and great hands at the net in doubles and was equally phenominal in singles."
Binghamton will face the top-seeded Seawolves in Sunday's 9 a.m. championship match. The Bearcats have edged the Seawolves 4-3 three consecutive years to claim the America East crown. Stony Brook blanked No. 4 Boston 4-0 in their semifinal match to advance.
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