Bearcats Sweep Final 2010 America East Weekly Tennis Awards

Release: 04/28/2010
Courtesy: America East Communications
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Bearcats swept the tennis Player of the Week accolades for the fourth time this season with senior Moshe Levy (Ra’ananna, Israel/De-Cart) winning the male Player of the Week award and junior Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore West) capturing the female Player of the Week honor for the week ending April 27.

Levy led the Bearcats to a 7-0 win over conference rival Stony Brook on Saturday. Levy and sophomore partner Alexandre Haggai (St. Denis, Reunion Islands/Lycee Bellepierre) cruised to an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles. Levy then posted a straight set win at No. 2 singles. He improved to 22-7 overall in singles and 16-3 in duals.

Bates led Binghamton to victory over the Seawolves, 5-2. She earned wins at No. 2 doubles and No. 1 singles. In dual matches this season, Bates is 14-2 at the No. 1 singles spot. Her career singles record stands at 72-26, which ranks third all-time in program history. This is Bates’ fourth weekly accolade of the season.

The Bearcat men ended the regular season ranked 48th in the nation. Stony Brook University sophomore Anna Pieschl (Gothenburg, Sweeden/Katrinelund) again entered the national singles rankings, placing 115th.

Albany – The Great Danes postponed their match against Hartford till today (April 28). This will be the squad’s final tune-up before traveling to the America East Championship.

Binghamton – The Bearcat men blanked Stony Brook, 7-0, in their regular season finale, stretching their school-record win streak to 18 matches. Binghamton, now 23-1 on the season, swept the doubles point, pulling out a close 8-7 victory at the No. 1 spot to clinch the sweep. Sophomore Gilbert Wong (Hong Kong/Diocesan Boys School) then rallied back from a set down at No. 3 singles, to complete the squad’s sweep of singles. The men look to defend their title at the America East Championship this weekend. The Binghamton women also claimed a victory over the Seawolves, winning 5-2. The squad swept the doubles point and clinched the dual match with wins at No. 1, 3, 4 and 6 singles. The Bearcats end the regular season with a record of 14-2 and a seven match win streak.

Boston U. – The Terrier women won their final match of the regular season over conference rival Hartford, 6-1. The Terriers swept the doubles point without dropping a game. The squad, which forfeited the sixth singles spot due to injuries, swept the other five singles matches, dropping only nine games.  The Terriers seek their 17th straight conference crown this weekend at the America East Championship. The Boston U. men posted a 4-3 win over Hartford on Saturday. The Terriers swept the doubles point and then captured three singles matches for the win. Sophomore Regis Chang (Mattapoisett, Mass./Old Rochester Regional) didn’t drop a game in his win at No. 5 singles. The squad enters the conference tournament 5-12 on the season.

Hartford – Both squads fell to Boston University over the weekend. The men fell, 4-3, with freshmen Josh Isaacson (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and Marco Neves (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Salesiano Santa Teresinha) capturing wins at the No. 2 and 3 singles positions while fellow rookie Eric Floum (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) pulled out a close three set decision at No. 4 singles for Hartford’s third point. The women’s team fell, 6-1, earning a point by forfeit. While the men have completed their regular season, the women play their final match today (April 28) against Albany.

UMBC – The Retriever men completed the regular season with a 16-5 record, posting their most wins in a season since 2002, when the Retrievers won 18 of 26 matches. The 16 wins is tied for the fourth-most in UMBC’s Division I (1987) history. Sophomore Joseph Adewumi (Phoenix, Ariz./North Canyon) led the team in singles victories this spring with 18 (18-5). Senior Fredi Voorman (Talinn, Estonia/Audentes Private) led the squad with 33 total spring victories, as he posted a 16-6 mark in doubles. His career record stands at 164-55, a winning percentage of 74.9. UMBC’s women’s team finished the season with a mark of 14-7, after debuting at 7-7 under head coach Rob Hubbard in 2009. Senior Alice Chen (North Potomac, Md./Quince Orchard) produced her best spring in singles, posting a record of 15-6, primarily at the No. 1 slot. Classmate Barbara Couto (Teresopolis, Brazil/Centrode Ensino Moderno), who played sparingly in her first three seasons, led the team with 33 spring victories. Couto was 16-6 in singles and 17-3 in doubles competition. She shared team honors in singles victories with countrywoman Lorena Valente (Florianopolis, Brazil/Corocao de Jesus), who was 16-5. 

Stony Brook – Both Seawolf squads fell to Binghamton on Saturday, April 24. The women dropped a 5-2 decision to the Bearcats. The Seawolves were swept in doubles, but pulled out two victories in singles. Sophomore Anna Pieschl (Gothenburg, Sweeden/Katrinelund) rallied back for a three set victory at No. 2 singles over then No. 120 Anna Edelman while freshman Aylin Mehter (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) pulled out a close first set to win at No. 5 singles. The Stony Brook men fell, 7-0, to the Binghamton squad. Senior Halvar Dil (Amersfort, Netherlands/U. Miami Online/Drake) was the only Seawolf to claim a set, winning the first set at the No. 3 spot.