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No. 57 Dartmouth Earns 7-0 Victory at Binghamton

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By Mark Washburn
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The 57th-ranked Dartmouth men's tennis team improved to 9-1 on Friday when it earned a 7-0 victory at Binghamton. The loss dropped the Bearcats to 5-6.

The Big Green took two of the three doubles matches to secure the doubles point. Sophomore Brandon DeBot (Stevens Point, Wis.) and Cameron Ghorbani (Lexington, Mass.) won at second double, 8-1. The duo of freshman Chris Kipouras (San Ramon, Calif.) and junior Alex de Chatellus (Tiburon, Calif.) earned an 8-4 win at third doubles.

Dartmouth swept all six singles matches with only one going to a supertiebreaker for a third set. Senior Michael Laser (Glencoe, Ill.) defeated Ruben Devos, 7-5, 7-5, at the top spot. At second singles, junior Xander Centenari (Towson, Md.) beat Alexandre Haggai, 7-6, 6-1. In the third position, Kipouras defeated Robin Lesage, 6-3, 7-5. DeBot won at fourth singles, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4), over Ismael Dinia. At fifth singles, senior Chris Ho (Los Altos, Calif.) bested Ruben Haggai, 6-3, 6-4. Round out the scoring for the Big Green was freshman Sam Todd (Encinitas, Calif.) earning a 6-4, 6-3 victory at sixth singles over Rafael Rodrigues.

The Big Green gets back to the courts on Sunday, March 4, morning at 8 a.m. against Illinois State.

#1 Michael Laser def. Ruben Devos: 7-5, 7-5  
#2 #113 Xander Centenari def. Alexandre Haggai: 7-6, 6-1  
#3 Chris Kipouras def. Robin Lesage: 6-3, 7-5  
#4 Brandon DeBot def. Ismael Dinia: 5-7, 6-4, 10-4  
#5 Chris Ho def. Ruben Haggai: 6-3, 6-4  
#6 Sam Todd def. Rafael Rodrigues: 6-4, 6-3  

#1 Michael Laser/Xander Centenari lost Bastian Bornkessel/Ruben Devos: 9-8  
#2 Brandon DeBot/Cameron Ghorbani def. Alexandre Haggai/Robin Lesage: 8-1
#3 Chris Kipouras/Alex de Chatellus def.Aswin Nambi/Rafael Rodrigues: 8-4