Courtesy: America East Communications

Bearcats Sweep #AETEN Week 4 Honors

Release: 03/18/2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Bearcats sweep the America East men’s and women’s tennis awards in week four as the teams took on and prevailed over in Temple. A pair of sophomores are honored in this week’s Players of the Week recognitions:

Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Eliot Hureau, So., Binghamton
Annecy, France/Lycee Berthollet

  • Won both his matches to spearhead the Bearcats’ 7-0 home victory over Temple.
  • Pulled out an 8-7 decisive doubles match at No. 3 with Janik Burri as his tandem.
  • Dropped a single game in a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at No. 4 singles.
  • Ran his team-best singles record to 18-8 overall, 11-3 in duals.

Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Agatha Ambrozy, So., Binghamton
St. Petersburg, Fla./ St. Petersburg

  • Picked up crucial wins in both singles and doubles play, helping the Bearcats clinch their third win in the past four matches.
  • Binghamton Defeated temple, 5-2, on Friday, March 14.
  • Paired up with rookie Annie DiMuro to win a tight match at No. 2 doubles, 8-7 (7-2), to secure the important doubles point.
  • Improved her singles dual record to 7-2 with a three-set victory from the sixth spot.

Around the League

  • The UMBC men’s tennis team’s seven-game winning streak was snapped by Seattle (6-11), who rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Retrievers. Sophomore Alex Drean had a match point, which would have given UMBC the deciding point, but fell, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1. The Retrievers (9-5) fell to host Nevada, 6-1, who was led by a power dual of No. 32 ranked Ouvard and Allan, the following day.
  • The UMBC women's tennis team (6-6) won singles matches one through five and defeated Seattle, 5-2, Sunday, March 16. The Retrievers dropped the double point, but did not drop a set in the first four singles positions to clinch the match. Senior Kim Berghaus set the table as she won (6-2, 6-3) at No. 1, while senior captain Josefin Stange-Jonsson provided insurance with a three-set victory at the No. 5 position. Stange-Jonsson, who is 2-0 in singles on the western trip, rallied to edge out her opponent, 5-7, 7-6 (10-8), 10-5.
  • Binghamton men (10-5) have won eight of their last 10 matches, with the lone losses coming against nationally ranked opponents in the top-30. The Bearcats will face two ranked opponents this week in No. 52 UNC-Wilmington and No. 62 Central Florida.
  • Binghamton freshman Annie DiMuro improved her winning streak to seven straight singles matches. Sophomore Sara Kohtz registered her first career win at top singles for the Bearcats.
  • Albany travels for spring break and will play at Florida International (3/18), Columbia (3/21) and Florida Gulf Coast (3/23) before returning for a home matchup against Bryant on March 30.
  • The Hartford men will return to the courts on March 30 at Sacred Heart, while the women will host Manhattan on March 29.
  • The Stony Brook squad travels to Melbourne, Fla. for matchups against Bethune-Cookman and Florida Tech, March 19-20.

America East Tennis Players of the Week

Feb.   25 –   Men’s Player of the Week: Ismael Dinia, Binghamton
                   Women’s Player of the Week: Polina Movchan, Stony Brook

March 4 –     Men’s Player of the Week: Eliott Loubatie, UMBC

                   Women’s Player of the Week: Annie DiMuro, Binghamton

March 11 –   Men’s Player of the Week: Melker Svard, UMBC

                   Women’s Player of the Week: Annie DiMuro, Binghamton

March 18 –   Men’s Player of the Week: Eliot Hureau, Binghamton

                   Women’s Player of the Week: Agatha Ambrozy, Binghamton