For Immediate Release: September 13, 2009
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BU men's tennis opens strong at Virginia, Cornell events
Algier wins "B" singles at Cornell; Vloedgraven is fourth at Virginia

Virginia Results
Cornell Results

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton men's tennis opened its season at two invitationals over the weekend and produced several solid individual performances at both the Virginia Classic and the Cornell Invitational.

At Cornell, junior Evan Algier won five matches to capture the "B" singles flight. Algier battled to three-set wins in the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, earning the title with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Roope Kaliheimo of Stony Brook.

At Virginia, junior Sven Vloedgraven won two matches to reach the semifinals and place fourth in the "A-2" singles flight. His opening victory was a 6-4, 7-5 win over nationally-ranked Wael Kilani of the defending Big East champion South Florida. Kilani is currently ranked #73 in the country and was the Big East Rookie of the Year last season.

Vloedgraven and sophomore Gilbert Wong placed third in the "B-1" doubles with two victories, including an 8-6 win over a strong team from Columbia. Wong also won a pair of matches in the "C" singles flight.

Sophomore Alexandre Haggai captured the "E" singles flight at Virginia, winning three straight matches. In the final, he toppled Chad Simpson of Liberty 6-3, 7-5.

The Bearcats head to New Jersey for the Princeton Invitational on September 18-20.

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