Release: April 18, 2011
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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
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
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.