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For Immediate Release: April 18, 2011
Contact: Kevin Solan (sports1@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Edelman and Bates named Binghamton University co-athletes of the week
Senior duo combines to break a pair of school records in BU's sweep over weekend

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- Seniors Anna Edelman and Lauren Bates were named Binghamton University's co-athletes of the week on Monday. The senior classmates each broke a pair of program records in leading the women's tennis team to a sweep over Hartford and Stony Brook on Saturday.

The Bearcats (11-8), who have won six consecutive dual matches, blanked Hartford 7-0 in the opener while posting a 4-2 win against the Seawolves, improving to a combined 22-2 all-time against the two America East foes.

With her 31st victory of the season in singles competition, senior Anna Edelman broke Zeynep Altinay's single-season record, which was set during the 2004-05 campaign. Edelman cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Katina Zampas. The senior standout posted 18 wins in tournament play during the fall season, highlighted by the A Singles crown in the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational and a runner-up finish at the ITA East Regional Championships.

Classmate Lauren Bates registerd a pair of singles victories as she moved into sole possession of first place on the program's career singles wins chart. With 88 career victories in singles competition, Bates represents the school's all-time leader in singles wins, passing Zeynep Altinay's career mark of 86 wins.

After adding a pair of singles wins on Saturday, Edelman tied her mark of 14 dual match victories this year, which ranks fifth on the program's single-season list. She has posted an overall record of 32-8 in singles play this season.

The Bearcats will enter the America East Championships at Yale University April 29-May 1 on a winning streak of five games or more for the seventh consecutive season.

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