For Immediate Release: May 9, 2007
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Altinay named America East Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year

America East Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.-- For the second time in three seasons, senior Zeynep Altinay (Ankara, Turkey) has been named the America East Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year. She was one of three Binghamton players to appear on the 2006-07 All-Conference squads, joining fellow senior Lya Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and freshman Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.).

Altinay, who was also named first-team all-conference, went 17-9 this season while playing primarily at No. 1 singles. In dual matches, she went 12-4. Altinay, who was also the conference's Player of the Year for the 2004-05 season, ends her career with an 86-28 record in singles matches. She holds the school records for most wins in a season (30, during the 2004-05 season) and career.

Kushnirovich, who was named second-team all-conference, went 19-6 this season while splitting time between second and third singles. In dual matches, she went 12-3. Kushnirovich, who has now been named all-conference three times, concludes her career with 85 singles wins, the second most in school history. She has an 85-31 record in singles matches.

Rosenblum was also named to the second team, having gone 17-6 while playing primarily at fourth and fifth singles. In dual matches, she was 11-3.

Altinay and Rosenblum were also named first-team all-conference in doubles play, having gone 13-2 while playing at the second slot. In the process, Altinay concluded her career with a school-record 71 doubles victories. She ends her career with a 71-38 mark.

Binghamton went 14-3 this season and earned the No. 2 seed at last month's America East Conference Tournament.

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