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For Immediate Release: February 20, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis sweeps two matches, topping UConn and Air Force by indentical 5-2 scores

WEST POINT, N.Y.--A year after starting off 0-10, the rapidly-improving women's tennis team (4-3) reeled off its two biggest wins in program history, sweeping Air Force and Connecticut this weekend by indentical 5-2 scores. The Bearcats have now won three consecutive matches.

"These two matches were very big for us," head coach Mike Stevens said. "Our players used the game plans we had talked about heading into this weekend. It's a big step forward for us."

Sophomores Zeynep Altinay (Antalya, Turkey) and Jelena Koprivica (Belgrade, Serbia) and freshman Alyssa Freeman (Atlantic Beach, N.Y.) each swept their three singles matches. Altinay is now 17-4 this season at No. 1 singles. Koprivica won her two matches at No. 3 singles while Freeman competed at No. 5 singles.

The Bearcats won five of six singles matches against Air Force but lost the doubles point. They also won four of six singles matches against UConn as well as the doubles point.

Binghamton is off until March 5 when it faces Massachusetts in Ithaca, N.Y. at noon.

Binghamton 5, Air Force 2

Singles

1) Zeynep Altinay (BU) def. Kat Bashay (AF) 6-1, 6-3
2) Lya Kushnirovich (BU) def. Karissa Walker (AF) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
3) Jelena Koprivica (BU) def. Katie Tomkie (AF) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
4) Jennifer Naegeli (BU) def. Lauren Wilson (AF) 6-4, 6-1
5) Alyssa Freeman (BU) def. Liza Vaccaro (AF) 6-1, 6-1
6) Miclynn Carill (AF) def. Gayartri Balasundar (BU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

1) Bashay & Walker (AF) def. Kushnirovich & Altinay (BU) 8-4
2) Koprivica & Freeman (BU) def. Erika Shortridge & Wilson (AF) 9-7
3) Tomkie & Wilson (AF) def. Naegeli & Balasundar (BU) 8-4

Binghamton 5, Connecticut 2

Singles

1) Zeynep Altinay (BU) def. Whitney Simcik (C) 6-1, 6-4
2) Jennifer LoRusso (C) def. Lya Kushnirovich (BU) 6-4, 6-1
3) Jelena Koprivica (BU) def. Barbara Schumsky (C) 6-2, 7-6 (5)
4) Christine Burek (C) def. Jennifer Naegeli (BU) 6-1, 6-3
5) Alyssa Freeman (BU) def. Elizabeth Dibbs (C) 7-6 (9-7), 6-1
6) Gayartri Balasundar (BU) def. Ashley Petruzzi (C) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

1) Kushnirovich & Altinay (BU) def. Simcik & Schumsky (C) 8-4
2) LoRusso & Burek (C) def. Koprivica & Freeman (BU) 8-4
3) Naegeli & Balasundar (BU) def. Dibbs & Petruzzi (C) 8-3

Binghamton is now 4-3 for the season



 

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