For Immediate Release: February 6, 2010
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Binghamton women's tennis beats Army 5-2

WEST POINT, N.Y.-- Junior Anna Edelman and sophomore Marina Bykovskaya each won their singles and doubles matches, leading Binghamton (2-0) to a 5-2 win over host Army (0-2) in a dual match on Saturday morning at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The win was the second straight triumph for the Bearcats, who swept Seton Hall 7-0 Friday evening and face Sacred Heart this evening at 7 p.m.

Edelman and Bykovskaya defeated Michael Tollerton and Robie Vereno 8-4 at second doubles. In singles play, Edelman downed Tollerton 7-6 (7), 6-4 at No. 4 while Bykovskaya was leading Jessica Ahn 7-5, 3-2 when Ahn retired.

The Black Knights took the other two doubles matches to claim the point but Binghamton won five of six singles matches to seal the win.


1. Lauren Bates (BING) def.Anne Houghton (ARMY) 7-5, 6-4
2. Jillian Santos (BING) def. Erin Colton (ARMY) 6-1, 7-5
3. Kristin Beeler (ARMY) def. Yulia Smirnova (BING) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
4. Anna Edelman (BING) def. Michael Tollerton (ARMY) 7-6 (7), 6-4
5. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Jessica Ahn (ARMY) 7-5, 3-2 retired
6. Basak Gone (BING) def. Robie Vereno (ARMY) 6-3, 6-1


1. Houghton & Beehler (ARMY) def. Bates & Santos (BING) 8-6
2. Bykovskaya & Edelman (BING) Tollerton & Vereno (ARMY) 8-4
3. Colton & Hang (ARMY) def. Smirnova & Leibowicz (BING) 8-4

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