Release: April 14, 2010
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women's tennis sweeps Albany 7-0
ALBANY, N.Y.-- Visiting Binghamton
(13-2, 2-0 AE) won all three doubles matches and each of the
six singles contests en rounte to 7-0 win over Albany (11-4,
0-1 AE) in America East women's tennis action on Wednesday afternoon.
The Bearcats have now won 18 straight regular season matches
against conference opponents, dating back to the start of the
Bates, who earlier in the day was named the America East
Player of the Week for the third time this season, recorded a
6-1, 6-1 win over Liva Gherman at first singles. She also joined
Leibowicz for an 8-1 win at second doubles over Susan Ma
and Aubrey Brooks. At sixth singles, Leibowicz defeated Sarah
Iannone 6-2, 6-1.
Edelman, who is currently ranked No. 123 in the ITA National
rankings, beat Ma 6-3, 6-1 at second singles. At first doubles,
she teamed with sophomore Marina
Bykovskaya for an 8-3 win over Gherman and Laine Mackey.
Bykovskaya went on to defeat Brooks 6-2, 7-5 at fifth singles.
At third doubles, sophomore Jillian
Santos and junior Yulia
Smirnova won 8-0 over Iannone and Melissa Coughlin. Santos
also beat Mackey 6-1, 6-0 at third singles while Smirnova downed
Caitlin Crowley 6-2, 6-2 at fourth singles.
Binghamton hosts Stony Brook at 9 a.m. followed by Hartford at
3 p.m. on Saturday.
PLEASE NOTE: Bates has now been named the America East
Women's Tennis Player of the Week five times during her career.
This week marks the sixth time since Feb. 10 that a Binghamton
Player has earned the confernece's weekly accolade. Edelman,
Bykovskaya and Smirnova have earned the honor once each.
Lauren Bates (BING) def. Livia
Gherman (ALBANY) 6-1, 6-1
Anna Edelman (BING) def. Susan Ma (ALBANY) 6-3, 6-1
Jillian Santos (BING) def. Laine Mackey (ALBANY) 6-1, 6-0
Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Caitlin Crowley (ALBANY) 6-2, 6-2
Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Aubrey Brooks (ALBANY) 6-2, 7-5
Emma Leibowicz (BING) def. Sarah Iannone (ALBANY) 6-2, 6-1
Edelman & Bykovskaya (BING)
def. Gherman & Mackey (ALBANY) 8-3
Bates & Leibowicz (BING) def. Ma & Brooks (ALBANY) 8-1
Santos & Smirnova (BING) def. Iannone & Melissa Coughlin