Men’s tennis splits weekend matches against Niagara and No. 72 Buffalo

The Binghamton men’s tennis team snapped its three-game losing skid by edging Niagara, 4-3, on Friday, only to narrowly fall to No. 72 Buffalo later in the day, 4-3.

After taking the doubles point, the Bearcats (11-9) got wins from junior Robin Lesage, sophomore Alexander Maisin and junior Florian van Kann to seal the victory at Niagara (8-9). Maisin and van Kann defeated their opponents in straight sets at the No. 3 and No. 6 singles spots, respectively, and Lesage dominated, 6-1, in the third set to earn his victory in the second singles match.

Binghamton also claimed the doubles point at Buffalo (10-5), but stumbled in singles play, falling in four of the six matches. Maisin and junior Ismael Dinia came out on the right end of their three-set matches, while sophomore Sid Hazarika couldn’t win the third set of his match in the No. 1 singles bout.

The Bearcats are slated to host St. John’s Thursday. Play from the Binghamton Tennis Center is set to begin at 2 p.m.