St. John’s took two out of three doubles matches against the Binghamton men’s tennis team to clinch the point and slip narrowly by the Bearcats 4-3 Sunday afternoon at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The two teams split six singles matches, making the doubles point the deciding factor.
The BU duo of sophomore Robin Lesage and junior Ruben Haggai won at No. 2 doubles, but by then the point had already been decided as the Red Storm (2-10) won at both first and third doubles.
After losing at No. 1 singles, Binghamton (5-7) evened the score at 2-2 after straight-set wins by Lesage and freshman Sid Hazarika. From there, freshman Eliott Hureau was narrowly edged at fourth singles, 6-4, 7-5, but Haggai secured a victory in straight sets at No. 6 singles to tie the match again.
In the day’s final match, sophomore Florian van Kann took his opponent to three sets before falling 7-6, 3-6, 6-1. The point would clinch the Red Storm’s 4-3 win.
On Saturday, BU is scheduled to head to New Haven, Conn. to face off against No. 50 Yale and St. Bonaventure at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The Bearcats are set to begin play against the Bulldogs at 10 a.m. before a 3 p.m. matchup against the Bonnies.