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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis edged 4-3 by Boston in America East finals

NEW HAVEN, Conn-- The Binghamton women's tennis team (15-3) extended 16-time defending conference champion Boston to the brink of defeat before losing 4-3 in the America East finals on Sunday afternoon at Yale University. The Bearcats took the doubles point but the Terriers won four of the six singles matches for the victory.

Sophomore Jillian Santos was the lone player on either team to win both her singles and doubles matches. She knocked off Vivien Laszloffy 6-4, 6-4 at third singles and teamed with junior Yulia Smirnova for an 8-4 win at third doubles over Petra Santini and Inayit Khosla. The Bearcats' other doubles win came at the No. 2 slot, where sophomore Emma Leibowicz and junior Lauren Bates downed Whu and Monika Mical 8-3.

Also winning her singles match was junior Anna Edelman, who beat Francine Whu 6-4, 6-4 at the second position. She and sophomore Marina Bkykovskaya were leading 6-5 at first doubles but their match did not finish because the Bearcats already had clinched the point.

Tied at 3-3, the championship came down to fourth singles, where Santini avenged her doubles loss with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win over Smirnova.

On Wednesday, the America East will announce its women's tennis all-conference teams.

SINGLES

1. Stefanie Nunic (BOSTON) def. Lauren Bates (BING) 6-4, 6-1
2. Anna Edelman (BING) def. Francine Whu (BOSTON) 6-4, 6-4
3. Jilian Santos (BING) def. Vivien Laszloffy(BOSTON) 6-4, 6-4
4. Petra Santini (BOSTON) def. Yulia Smirnova (BING) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
5. Monika Mical (BOSTON) def. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) 6-3, 6-4
6. Jessie Linero (BOSTON) def. Emma Leibowicz (BING) 6-1, 7-5

Order of Finish: 6, 3, 1, 2, 5, 4

DOUBLES

1. Edelman & Bokovskaya led Nunic & Laszloffy DNF 6-5
2. Bates & Leibowicz (BING) def. Whu & Mical (BOSTON) 8-3
3. Santos & Smirnova (BING) def Santini& Inayit Khosla (BOSTON) 8-4

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