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For Immediate Release: March 12, 2011
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's tennis loses at Yale 4-3

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Host Yale (6-5) captured the doubles point and won the tiebreaking singles match in the third set to edge Binghamton men's tennis (2-10) 4-3 Saturday afternoon at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Yale win exacted some revenge from the Bearcats' 4-3 win in the ECAC quarterfinals three weeks ago. The loss was BU's fifth by the narrow 4-3 score, including four of its last five setbacks.

For the seventh time in the last eight matches, the top two tandem of seniors Sven Vloedgraven and Arnav Jain notched wins at Nos. 1 and 2 singles to pace the Bearcats. Vloedgraven (20-7, overall, 9-2 duals), ranked 79th, posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Marc Powers and Jain (15-8, 10-2 duals) handled John Huang, 6-3, 6-2. The Bearcats' other singles win came off the racquet of junior Gilbert Wong, who earned a 6-3, 6-4 win at the fourth spot.

The team match was even at 3 with the final match (No. 6 singles) coming down to a third set. Sophomore Ruben Devos roared back from 5-1 down to even the set at 5-5 but his Yale counterpart won the final two games to take the match and clinch the team win for the Bulldogs.

The Bearcats head to Rhode Island next Saturday to face Brown.

Yale 4, Binghamton 3

DOUBLES

1 Vloedgraven/Wong (BU) def. Powers/Samaha (Y), 8-5
2 Hoffman/Blumenkranz (Y) def. A. Haggai/Jain (BU), 8-5
3 Huang/Calvin Bennett (Y) def. Bornkessel/R. Haggai (BU), 8-6

SINGLES
1 Sven Vloedgraven (BU) def. Marc Powers (Y), 6-3, 6-3
2 Arnav Jain (BU) def. John Huang (Y), 6-3, 6-2
3 Daniel Hoffman (Y) def. Alexandre Haggai (BU), 6-4, 6-2
4 Gilbert Wong (BU) def. Joel Samaha (Y), 6-3, 6-4
5 Erik Blumenkranz (Y) def. Bastian Bornkessel (BU), 6-1, 6-1
6 Jordan Abergel (Y) def. Ruben Devos (BU), 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

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