BALTIMORE- Eight of the nine matches were nail-biters, but visiting Binghamton prevailed in seven of the eight and defeated UMBC, 6-1, at the UMBC Tennis Complex.
UMBC sophomore Daniel Gray (The Bullis School) posted the Retrievers lone point, defeating Florian Van Kann, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 at No. 6 singles.
UMBC's Nos. 1 and 3 doubles duos both fell, 8-6, to their Bearcat counterparts.
Four of the six singles matches went the distance, but Gray was the lone Retriever to prevail. Freshman Melker Svard (Gothenburg, Sweden) and senior Gaulthier Berret (Lagny Sur Marne, France) each won their first sets at Nos. 2 and 4 respectively, but could not hold off their foes. Alexander Maisin edged Svard, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, while Ismael Dinia got past Berret, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
Freshman Alex Drean (Bayonne, France) came back after losing the first set, and knotted the match with Robin Lesage, but Drean's countryman prevailed, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
UMBC (7-8) completes the regular season at Temple on Sat., April 20.