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Men's Tennis Falls in America East Title Match
New Haven, Conn.óTop-seeded and nationally-ranked Binghamton University won a hard-fought doubles point over third-seeded UMBC and went to a 4-0 victory over the Retrievers to capture the 2010 America East Menís Tennis Championship.
The Bearcats have now won seven titles in the last nine years.
After dropping the No. 1 double match, UMBC junior Mwali Phiri (Yonkers, N.Y.) and sophomore Joe Adewumi (Phoenix, Ariz.) won a tie-breaker to prevail, 9-8 (7-5) at the No. 3 position. Retriever freshmen Adam Duprat (Bobigny, France)and Gaulthier Berret could not hold off Moshe Levy/Alexandre Haggi and the Bearcat duo prevailed, 9-7, to give the defending champions the doubles point.
In singles, Duprat and senior Fredi Voorman (Talinn, Estonia) each took the first sets from their Binghamton counterparts,but the Bearcats won at Nos. 1, 6, and 5 singles to post four victories and take the title.
UMBC completes the season with a record of 17-6, its second campaign under head coach Rob Hubbard.