Release: March 18, 2011
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tennis blanks University of Albany in America East opener
six Bearcats tallied straight-set wins in singles play
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Following a
stretch of eleven straight days without a match, the Binghamton
University women's tennis team (4-5) showed no signs of sluggishness
as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over the University of Albany
Friday afternoon. Every Bearcat registered a straight-set victory
in the singles portion of competition.
Juniors Marina Bykovskaya and Emma Leibowicz kicked things off with
an 8-2 win at third doubles. The tandem of junior Jillian
Santos and senior Yulia Smirnova
followed with an 8-4 triumph at second doubles. Senior Anna
Edelman and Basak Gone completed
the sweep in doubles play with an 8-3 decision at first doubles.
With the doubles point secured, Binghamton rattled off all six
singles matches in straight-set fashion to account for the 7-0
Edelman defeated Susan Ma by a 6-3, 6-0 margin at first singles.
Santos continued her stellar play at second singles with a straight-set
win, improving to 7-2 on the year in the second slot. Smirnova
and Bykovskaya each prevailed by the same 6-2, 6-4 score at third
and fourth singles, respectively. Leibowicz was a 6-1, 6-3 winner
at fifth singles, while freshman Jennifer
Fridman notched an impressive 6-0, 6-0 triumph at sixth singles.
The Bearcats begin a busy stretch of five matches in six days,
starting Sunday with a dual match against Old Dominion at 1 p.m.
1. Anna Edelman/Basak Gone (BU) def Susan Ma/Aubrey Brooks (Albany)
2. Jillian Santos/Yulia Smirnova (BU) def Laine Mackey/Melissa
Coughing (Albany) 8-4
3. Marina Bykovskaya/Emma Leibowicz (BU) def Rachel Drake/Sarah
Iannone (Albany) 8-2
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1
1. Anna Edelman (BU) def Susan Ma (Albany) 6-3 6-0
2. Jillian Santos (BU) def Laine Mackey (Albany) 6-3 6-4
3. Yulia Smirnova (BU) def Aubrey Brooks (Albany) 6-2 6-4
4. Marina Bykovskaya (BU) def Sarah Iannone (Albany) 6-2 6-4
5. Emma Leibowicz (BU) def Melissa Coughing (Albany) 6-1 6-3
6. Jennifer Fridman (BU) def Rachel Drake (Albany) 6-0 6-0
Order of finish: 1,2,3,4,6,5