For Immediate Release: March 26, 2008
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Binghamton women's tennis blanks Bethune Cookman 7-0

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- Visiting Binghamton (6-4) continued its winning ways, posting a 7-0 win over Bethune Cookman (3-11) on Tuesday afternoon at the City Island Tennis Complex. The victory is the fifth straight for the Bearcats, who swept the doubles point as well as all six singles matches.

The freshman tandem of Anna Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) continued their outstanding play in both singles and doubles action. The pair teamed up for an 8-2 win at first doubles over Monika Musilova and Andrea Paez. Edelman later defeated Musilova 6-1, 6-1 at first singles while Bates downed Paez 6-0, 6-0 at second singles.

Edelman and Bates are now 21-3 at No. 1 doubles. The freshman duo is currently ranked No. 15 in the ITA East Region. Bates also improves to 21-4 in singles play.

At second doubles, freshman Yulia Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) and sophomore Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) beat Jeneice Ward and Chanetra Brown 8-1. Smirnova also won at third singles, beating Ward 6-1, 6-1. Shapiro, meanwhile, won 6-2, 6-1 against Brown at fourth singles.

Sophomore Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) and senior Gayarthri Balasundar (Syosset, N.Y.) won 8-2 at third doubles against Reijina Hopkins and Melanie Cheatham. Rosenblum went on to defeat Hopkins 6-0, 6-0 at fifth singles while Balasundar was triumphant over Cheatham 6-0, 6-0 at sixth singles.

Binghamton concludes its spring trip against Lynn (Fla.) on Thursday at 2 p.m.


1. Anna Edelman (BING) def. Monika Musilova (BC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Lauren Bates (BING) def. Andrea Paez (BC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Jeneice Ward (BC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Chanetra Brown (BC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Erica Rosenblum (BING) def. Reijina Hopkins (BC), 6-0, 6-0
6. Gayathri Balasundar (BING) def. Melanie Cheatham (BC), 6-0, 6-0


1. Edelman & Bates (BU) def. Musilova & Paez (BC) 8-2
2. Smirnova & Shapiro (BU) def. Ward & Brown (BC) 8-1
3. Rosenblum & Balasundar (BU) def. Hopkins & Cheatham (BC) 8-2

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