Release: April 27, 2008
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tennis defeated by Boston 4-2 in America East Finals
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Binghamton's
impressive 2007-08 women's tennis season came to a close with
a 4-2 loss to Boston in the America East Tournament finals on
Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats end their season 13-6 and are
the conference runner up for the third time in four seasons.
The Terriers, meanwhile, are the champions for the 15th consecutive
In doubles play, the Bearcats used a pair of tiebreakers to take
the point. Freshmen Anna
Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Lauren
Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) won 9-8 (6-2) at first doubles
against Francine Whu and Vanessa Steiner. At third doubles, freshman
Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) and sophomore Danyelle
Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) outlasted Laura Stiekema and
Elizabeth Corrao 9-8 (7-4).
Boston rebounded in singles play, taking of the five completed
singles matches. Whu got even against Edelman with a 7-5, 6-3
win at first singles while Steiner rallied to defeat Bates 3-6,
7-6, 7-5 at second singles.
Smirnova came back to defeat Yana Sadovskaya 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at
third singles. In the process, she captured her third consecutive
singles match in as many days.
It was a pair of sweeps in
the bottom half of singles play, however, which gave Boston the
The America East will announce its all-conference teams later
in the week.
NOTES: Binghamton completes its fourth consecutive winning
season. The Bearcats have gone 54-21 during that span, including
20-4 against America East opponents ... Edelman and Bates, who
are currently ranked No. 15 in doubles play, conclude their season
with a 28-3 record. Edelman also finished 24-7 in singles action
while Bates went 26-7.
1. Francine Whu (BOST) def.
Anna Edelman (BING) 7-5, 6-3
2. Vanessa Steiner (BOST) def. Lauren Bates (BING) 3-6, 7-6,
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Yana Sadovskaya (BOST) 2-6, 6-4,
4. Cori Lefkowith (BOST) def. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) 6-0, 6-0
5. Elizabeth Corrao (BOST) was leading Erica Rosenblum (BING)
6-7, 6-4, 3-1
6. Danielle Abraham (BOST) def. Gayathri Balasundar (BING) 6-1,
1. Edelman & Bates
(BING) def. def. Whu and Steiner (BOST) 9-8 (6-2)
2. Leftkowith & Abraham (BOST) def. Rosenblum & Balasundar
3. Smirnova & Shapiro (BING) def. Stiekema & Corrao (BOST)