For Immediate Release: April 12, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Altinay repeats as America East Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week

Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.--For the second consecutive week, sophomore
Zeynep Altinay (Antayla, Turkey) of Binghamton have been named the America East Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week. She earned the honor by virtue of her record-breaking performance this past week.

Altinay won the decisive match at No. 1 singles in Binghamton's 4-3 win over Stony Brook on Friday. She beat Hana Chovanova 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-4 for her 11th consecutive victory as well as the team's fifth straight win. Altinay also won at first singles against Providence, improving her record to 26-4 on the season. In the process, she broke the school record of 25 wins in a season set by Lisa Denerstien during the 1991-92 campaign. Denerstein went 25-7 that year, also at No. 1 singles.

PLEASE NOTE: Colgate forfeited its April 12 match at Binghamton. The match will be recorded as a 7-0 Bearcat win and raises the team's record to 12-5.

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