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Women’s Tennis Slides Past Florida Atlantic 4-3

Bearcats (6-11) end three-game losing skid

April 7, 2012

Women’s Tennis Slides Past Florida Atlantic 4-3

Boca Raton, Florida—The Binghamton women’s tennis squad picked up their first victory of spring break with a 4-3 triumph over Florida Atlantic Saturday afternoon. With the team score tied at three apiece freshman Taylor Hollander stepped up huge for the Bearcats securing a 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 victory to give traveling BU their first win in four matches.

BU, who had lost all doubles matches in their first two matches this week against Barry and Rollins, won two of three Saturday. Both no. 1 singles (Bykovskaya/Medianik) and no. 3 singles (Leibowicz/Hollander) registered 8-4 wins. Freshman Katherine Medianik and Hollander notched their 12th and eighth doubles victory of the season respectively.

After dropping the first two singles matches to fall behind 2-1, senior Marina Bykovskaya pushed BU on the right track with a 6-2,6-2 victory from the three spot. Bykovskaya is 2-1 during their trip to Florida and a team-best 18-13 on the season. The senior from Russia now has 69 career singles victories, tied for seventh place all-time with two others who competed at the division I level at BU. Hollander, much like Bykovskaya is having a strong spring break as well posting a 2-1 record thus far. Senior Emma Leibowicz also tallied a victory on the singles court as she now moves to 44-40 all-time.

The Bearcats finish up their spring break trip with a Easter Sunday matchup against Florida Gulf Coast at 1 p.m.


Bing 4, FAU 3

Doubles order of finish: 2,1,3
Bykovskaya/Medianik, Bing def Basma/Tomascewicz, FAU 8-4
Ene/Phillips, FAU def Santos/Edelblum, Bing 8-4
Leibowicz/Hollander, Bing def Briggs/Humar, FAU 8-4

Singles order of finish: 6,4,3,1,5,2
Humar, FAU def Santos, Bing 7-5,6-3
Hollander, Bing def Basma, FAU 3-6,7-6(7-4),6-1
Bykovskaya, Bing def Mrazkova, FAU 6-2,6-2
Ene, FAU def Medianik, Bing 6-2,6-4
Leibowicz, Bing def Phillips, FAU 6-3,4-6,6-3
Tomascewicz, FAU def Edelblum. Bing 6-2,6-1

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