Release: February 8, 2009
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women's tennis rallies for 4-3 win at Army
WEST POINT, N.Y.--
Freshman Marina Bykovskaya won the clinching match at
fourth singles, capping the Binghamton women's tennis team's
4-3 come-from-behind win over Army on Sunday afternoon at West
Point. The win concluded a 2-0 weekend for the Bearcats (4-1).
"This was a good win for our program," head coach Mike
Stevens said. "Army is always a very strong and talented
team so this is a good step in the right direction for us.
After dropping the doubles point, Binghamton had to win four
of the six singles matches to lock up the victory. At third singles,
Smirnova knocked off Caitlin Finnegan 7-6 (1), 6-3. Freshman
Gone won 6-3, 7-5 at fifth singles against Annie Hang
while junior Danyelle
Shapiro took a 6-1, 6-1 decision against Audrey Hansen
at No. 6 singles.
With Army having won at both first and second singles, the match
came down to Marina Bykovskaya. She lost the first set of her
match against Charlee Warford 6-7 (4) but regrouped to take the
last two sets 6-3, 6-2.
Earlier in the day, Shapiro and sophomore Lauren
Bates defeated Sarah Giles-Madden and Bridie Burke 8-5
at third doubles.
Binghamton is off until heading to Cornell on Feb. 20 for a 5
1. Anne Houghton (ARMY) def.
Lauren Bates (BING) 6-4, 7-5
2. Niki Flach (ARMY) def. Jilian Santos (BING) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Caitlin Finnegan (ARMY) 7-6 (1),
4. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Charlee Warford (ARMY) 6-7 (4),
5. Bakak Gone (BING) def. Annie Hang (ARMY) 6-3, 7-5
6. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Audrey Hansen (ARMY) 6-1, 6-1
1. Flach & Tollerton (ARMY)
def. Santos & Smirnova (BING) 8-1
2. Houghton & Beehler (ARMY) def. Gone & Bykovskaya (BING)
3. Shapiro & Bates 8-6 (BING) def. Giles-Madden & Burke