Despite riding the momentum of a five-match winning streak, the Binghamton men’s tennis team was overwhelmed by No. 29 VCU on Friday, losing in shutout fashion to the hosts, 7-0. But the Bearcats (8-4) shrugged off the defeat, coming back the next day to earn a 4-1 win at Georgetown.
The No. 1 doubles tandem of sophomores Alexander Maisin and Aswin Nambi earned BU’s sole victory on Friday. The Rams (11-6) scored wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to lock up the point and proceeded to down the Bearcats in all six singles matches. Junior Robin Lesage and sophomore Sid Hazarika took their opponents to a third set in No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
But on Saturday, BU found success again, winning four of the six singles matches to clinch a win over Georgetown (5-4). Maisin won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, to remain unbeaten at No. 2 singles, and sophomore Eliott Hureau dominated in the first and third sets en route to a 6-1, 6-7 (9-7), 6-0 victory at the fifth position.
The Bearcats, winners of six of their last seven matches, are set to face Columbia and Fordham next Saturday in Manhattan.