Release: May 1, 2010
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women's tennis defeats UMBC 4-2 in AE semifinals
NEW HAVEN, Conn-- Sophomore
Leibowicz and junior Yulia
Smirnova each won their singles and doubles matches, leading
top-seeded Binghamton (15-2) to a 4-2 win over No. 4 UMBC (15-8)
in an America East women's tennis semifinal match on Saturday
afternoon at Yale Univerisity. With the win, the Bearcats advance
to their third consecutive conference final and will face defending
champion Boston on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Leibowicz defeated Barbara Couto 6-2, 6-4 at sixth singles. She
also joined junior Lauren
Bates for an 8-4 win over Carmen Jackman and Emily Mannix
at second doubles.
Smirnova, meanwhile, downed Mannix 6-2, 6-1 at fourth singles.
She also teamed with sophomore Jillian
Santos for a an 8-5 win over Couto and Lorena Valente at
With Binghamton clinging to a 3-2 lead with two singles matches
remaining, junior Anna
Edelman clinched the win with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 come-from-behind
win over Jackman.
1. Alice Chen (UMBC) led Lauren Bates (BING) DNF 7-5, 4-6, 5-4
2. Anna Edelman (BING) def Carmen Jackman (UMBC) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Lorena Valente (UMBC) def Jilian Santos (UMBC) 6-1, 6-3
4. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def Emily Mannix (UMBC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Heidi Danielsson (UMBC) def. Bykovskaya (BING) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
6. Emma Leibowicz (BING) def Barbara Couto (UMBC) 6-2, 6-4
Order of finish: 4, 3, 6, 5, 2
1. Chen & Danielsson (UMBC) def. Edelman & Bykovskaya
2. Bates & Leibowicz BING) def Jackman & Mannix (UMBC)
3. Santos & Smirnova def. Valente & Couto (UMBC) 8-5