For Immediate Release: April 19, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis sweeps Albany 7-0

ALBANY, N.Y.- Visiting Binghamton (11-5) swept all nine matches at Albany (16-6) to record a 7-0 win in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Bearcats have now won five consecutive matches heading into next weekend's America East Conference Tournament.

The freshman tandem of Anna Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) improved to 14-2 at first singles in dual matches with an 8-2 win over Aimee Kern and Susan Ma. Edelman also improved to 22-6 in singles play with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Kern at the No. 1 slot. Bates, meanwhile, is now 24-6 in singles play as she deated Ma 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 2 position.

At second doubles, sophomore Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) and senior Gayarthri Balasundar defeated Laine Mackey and Amanda Hall 8-5. Rosenblum went on to defeat Mackey 6-3, 6-4 at fifth singles while Balasundar beat Hall 4-6, 6-3, 11-9 at sixth singles.

Freshman Yulia Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) and sophomore Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) won 8-4 at third doubles against Kim Weltman and Charlotte Tatler. Smirnova also defeated Weltman 4-6, 6-3, 13-11 at third singles while Shapiro downed Tatler 6-4, 6-3 at fourth singles.

Binghamton now awaits its seeding for next week's America East Conference Tournament.


Anna Edelman (BING) def. Aimee Kern (UA) 6-0, 6-2
Lauren Bates (BING) def. Susan Ma (UA) 6-0, 6-0
Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Kim Weltman (UA) 4-6, 6-3, 13-11
Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Charlotte Tatler (UA) 6-4, 6-2
Erica Rosenblum (BING) def. Laine Mackey (UA) 6-3, 6-4
Gayathri Balasundar (BING) def. Amanda Hall (UA) 4-6, 6-3, 11-9


Edelman & Bates (BING) def. Kern & Ma (UA) 8-2
Rosenblum & Balasundar (BING) def. Mackey & Hall (UA) 8-5
Smirnova & Shapiro (BING) def. Weltman & Tatler (UA) 8-4

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