Men’s tennis team falls to St. John’s
March 1, 2011Tweet
No. 68 Bearcats have dropped three straight 4-3 matches.
Visiting Binghamton men’s tennis (2-7) won the doubles point but only captured two singles contests and suffered a 4-3 setback to St. John’s (4-1) on Feb. 26 at the National Tennis Center in Flushing.
Senior standouts Sven Vloedgraven and Arnav Jain continued their dominance with singles and doubles victories. But the pair were given little support and the team kept slipping to its worst start to a season in 49 years. It was the fourth 4-3 loss for Binghamton early this spring - and third in a row for the three-time defending America East champions.
Vloedgraven teamed with junior Gilbert Wong for a 9-7 win at the top doubles spot and Jain and junior Alexandre Haggai were victorious 8-4 at No. 2.
Leading 1-0, Binghamton received straight-set singles wins from Vloedgraven and Jain but were handled in straight sets at the remaining four positions. Vloedgraven, ranked No. 81, stretched his win streak to seven with his 7-6, 6-3 win. He is 18-7 overall, 7-2 in duals. Jain battled through a pair of tiebreaks for his win. He is 13-7 overall, 8-1 in duals.
The Bearcats, who went 25-2 in a record-breaking season a year ago, continued to struggle at the bottom of their singles lineup, where the Nos. 4-6 players are a combined 2-25 this spring.