Vestal, N.Y.- Sophomores Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md.) and Melker Svard (Gothenburg, Sweden) continued their torrid singles play, but perennial America East power defeated the Retrievers, 5-2, at the Bearcats' Sports Complex.
Binghamton (12-10) won the first doubles match, prevailing at the No. 3 position, but the other two matches went to the wire. Carter and Svard fell, 8-6, at the No. 1 slot and junior Daniel Gray (Bowie, Md./The Bullis School) and sophomore Alex Drean (Bayonne, France) were shaded, 9-8.
Carter, who has won five straight and nine of his last 11 singles matches, outlasted Sid Hazarinka, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 at the No. 1 position.
Svard improved to 13-6 this spring with a convincing 6-3, 6-1 victory over Alexander Maisin at the No. 2 slot.
The Retrievers played tight second sets at the Nos. 5 and 6 positions, but could not prolong the matches and dropped to 11-9 on the campaign.
The men will play in their final match at the Retriever Tennis Complex on Sunday when UMBC hosts Coppin State.
Binghamton 5, UMBC 2
1. Alexander Maisin/Aswin Nambi (BU) def. Justin Carter/Melker Svard (UMBC), 8-6
2. Alex Drean/Daniel Gray (UMBC) def. Eliott Hureah/Janik Burri (BU), 9-8
3. Sid Hazarika/Ismael Dinia (BU) def. Eliott Loubatie/Kamal Patel (UMBC), 8-2
1. Justin Carter (UMBC) def. Sid Hazarika (BU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
2. Melker Svard (UMBC) def. Alexander Maisin (BU), 6-3, 6-1
3. Robin Lesage (BU0 def. Alex Drean (UMBC), 6-1, 6-1
4. Ismael Dinia (BU) def. Eliott Loubatie (UMBC), 6-3, 6-2
5. Eliott Hureau (BU) def. Daniel Gray (UMBC), 6-1, 6-4
6. Florian van Kann (BU) def. Kamal Patel (UMBC), 6-2, 6-4