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Four Saxons to compete at USTA/ITA men’s tennis regional championships

ITHACA, NY – Four members of the Alfred University men’s tennis team are competing this weekend at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (USTA/ITA) Regional Championships.

The regional championships begin Friday, Sept. 20, and run through Sunday, Sept. 22 and are being hosted by Ithaca College. Two members of the AU men’s tennis team will compete in singles play and two more will compete in doubles.

AU sophomore Connor Doud (Ballston Spa, NY/Ballston Spa) and senior Peter Benoit (Gasport, NY/Barker) will compete in singles play on Friday. There are 64 players – all from Division III schools – competing in the singles bracket. Doud will take on Joshua Jachuk of the University of Rochester in Friday’s opening round; Benoit plays Jimmy Sherpa of Skidmore, the tournament’s third-seeded singles player.

AU junior Michael Graham (Elmira, NY/Southside) and freshman Evan Haskins (East Amherst, NY/Williamsville North) will play in the doubles competition, which also begins Friday and has 32 teams. Graham and Haskins will play the seventh-seeded doubles team of Billy Buchbinder and Howard Telson of The College of New Jersey in Friday’s opening round.