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Women’s Tennis Edged Out By St. Bonaventure 4-3
Leibowicz picks up pair of victories over Bonnies'
March 10, 2012
Contact: Mike Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Olean, NY- The BU women’s tennis team fell just short of a come from behind victory with a 4-3 defeat at the hands of host St. Bonaventure Saturday afternoon. After a 6-1, 6-0 singles victory from senior Emma Leibowicz cut Binghamton’s deficit down to just two with three matches remaining, senior Jillian Santos lost an extremely hard fought three set match 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 to SBU senior Manuela Marin-Salcedo, giving the home squad their fourth and final decisive team point.
The doubles duo of Leibowicz and sophomore Jennifer Fridman started the Bearcats (4-7) on the right foot during double competition with a dominant 8-1 win, but Binghamton dropped a pair of matches 8-6, giving the Bonnies’ the always crucial team point. Leibowicz moves to 4-5 during dual match play and is just one win shy of recording her 60th career win at doubles.
Senior Marina Bykovskaya won a hard fought three set match 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (13-11), moving to a team-best 6-4 in duals and 14-11 overall on the singles court. Freshman Katherine Medianik also was victorious from the No.5 singles spot, picking up a win in straight sets 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 over St. Bonaventure junior Kathryn Kvas.
BU takes a two-week break before playing their next match against host Syracuse on March 23. The following day, Binghamton takes on America East power Boston University in Syracuse, NY.
St. Bonaventure 4, Binghamton 3
Pallikunnel/Brossard, SBU def Bykovskaya/Medianik, Bing 8-6
Marin/Amiri, SBU def Santos/Edelblum, Bing 8-6
Leibowicz/Fridman, Bing def Kvas/Poulovic, SBU 8-1
Doubles order of finish: 3,2,1
Marin, SBU def Santos, Bing 3-6,7-6(7-5),7-5
Amiri, SBU def Fridman, Bing 6-2,7-6(7-4)
Bykovskaya, Bing def Brossard, SBU 3-6,6-3,7-6(13-11)
Pallikunnel, SBU def Hollander, Bing 6-2,6-2
Medianik, Bing def Kvas, SBU 7-6(7-3),6-2
Leibowicz, Bing def Poulovic, SBU 6-1,6-0
Singles order of finish: 4,2,6,1,3,5