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Women’s Tennis Garners Second Seed In Upcoming AE Tournament

Bearcats (8-10) will take on winner of No.3/No.6 Matchup on Saturday at 1 p.m.

April 24, 2014

Women’s Tennis Garners Second Seed In Upcoming AE Tournament

Katya Medianik

America East Championship Central

Championship Bracket

Columbia, Md.—The Binghamton women’s tennis team will be the second seed in the upcoming 2014 America East Championship held on April 25-27. The Bearcats earned a first round bye and will square off with the winner of #3 seed NJIT and #6 seed Hartford who play on Friday morning from Wilde Lake Community Center in Columbia, Md.

For the second straight year, Stony Brook is the top seed at the three-day tournament. The Seawolves went unbeaten against conference opponents in 2014 and wrapped up their dual schedule with a record of 13-3. Binghamton, who finished the season at 8-10, went 4-1 this season against America East competition.

The Bearcats finished out the season on a positive note, winning four of their last six matches. They took down conference rivals UMBC, Albany and Hartford during that stretch. Their second seed standing in the conference tournament is the best since 2011 when they finished runner-up to Boston in the AE Championship match.

BU is led by a pair of underclassmen who have combined to win 36 singles matches this year. Freshman Annie DiMuro, who was twice named the conference’s Player of the Week this season, heads into the weekend with a record of 19-11, including a 12-6 mark in duals. Sara Kohtz, a sophomore from Chicago, is 17-9 in 2013-14 and an impressive 5-2 record from the second spot in Binghamton’s lineup.

Other notable performers this season include both Agatha Ambrozy and captain Katya Medianik. Ambrozy, who hails from Florida, is 11-4 in singles play during dual matches. She’s a combined 10-2 at fifth and sixth singles in 2014. Medianik has come on late to sure up the top of Binghamton’s singles lineup, winning four of her last six matches.

In doubles, the sophomore team of Shea Brodsky and Alexis Tashiro will be a formidable matchup for the Bearcats. The duo has combined to go 11-19 overall this season and have notched six wins together in dual competition.

Binghamton defeated both Hartford and NJIT earlier this season. They took down the first-year associate members on March 8, winning a tight match 4-3 in Newark, NJ. Ambrozy notched the winning point with her three-set victory over the Highlanders. In their regular season finale, Binghamton downed Hartford 4-0 from Stony Brook, NY on April 18.

All matches will be played at Wilde Lake Community Center until the title match, which will be held on the campus of UMBC at their home court, the Retriever Tennis Complex. The America East championship is scheduled for Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m..

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