For Immediate Release: April 14, 2010
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Binghamton 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 2004-05 campaign.

Junior Lauren 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 sophomore Emma 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.

Junior Anna 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 (ALBANY) 8-0

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