Release: April 18, 2009
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women's tennis sweeps Albany 7-0
VESTAL, N.Y..-- Binghamton
(16-3, 4-0 AE) swept Albany (13-4, 0-1 AE) in an America East
Conference women's tennis match at the Varsity Tennis Center
on Saturday afternoon. The win, which concluded the regular season,
was the fifth straight for the Bearcats.
Binghamton finished unbeaten against America East opponents during
the regular season for the fifth consecutive season. Since 2004-05,
Binghamton has gone 16-0 in regular-season conference matches.
"It was a good win for us," head coach Mike Stevens
said. "Taking part in the Think Pink Campaign and finishing
the regular season unbeaten in conference play made this a good
day for us."
Sophomore Lauren Bates and freshman Jillian Santos
defeated Susan Ma and Laine Mackey 8-3 at first doubles. Bates,
went on to defeat Ma 6-0, 6-0 at first singles while Santos beat
Kim Weltman 6-4, 6-4 at second singles.
At third doubles, junior Danyelle Shapiro and freshman
Marina Bykovskaya recorded an 8-3 win over Aubrey Brooks
and Weltman. Shaprio also downed Brooks 6-4, 6-2 at No. 6 singles
while Bykovskaya won her match at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-3, over
The Bearcats closed the day with a pair of three-set singles
victories. Sophomore Yulia Smirnova defeated Charlotte
Tatler 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 at No. 3 singles while freshman Basak
Gone outlasted Mackey 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-6 at No. 5 singles.
Up next for the Bearcats is the America East Tournament, where
they were the runner up to Boston last season. The conference
will announce the brackets on Wednesday.
NOTES: Binghamton wore pink shirts as part of the "Think
Pink" Campaign to raise awareness for the fight against
1. Lauren Bates (BING) def.
Susan Ma (ALBANY) 6-0, 6-0
2. Jillian Santos (BING) def. Kim Weltman (ALBANY) 6-4, 6-4
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Charlotte Tatler (ALBANY) 6-1,
4. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Holly Smith (ALBANY) 6-2, 6-3
5. Basak Gone (BING) def. Laine Mackey (ALBANY) 4-6, 7-6 (4),
5. Danyelle Shaprio (BING) def. Aubrey Brooks (ALBANY) 6-4, 6-2
1. Bates & Santos (BING)
def. Ma & Mackey (ALBANY) 8-3
2. Smith & Tatler (ALBANY) def. Emma Leibowicz & Smirnova
3. Bykovskaya & Shaprio (BING) def. Brooks & Weltman