For Immediate Release: September 30, 2007
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Women's tennis hosts second day of Binghamton Invitational
Bearcats win 20 of 24 matches this weekend


BINGHAMTON, N.Y.--Freshman Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) won two doubles matches and a singles match on Sunday as Binghamton swept all five of its singles matches and won four of its six doubles matches on the final day of the four-team Binghamton Invitational. Bates, who was named both the Flight A singles champion and Flight A doubles champion, improved both her singles record and doubles record to 9-0 on the season.

Bates teamed up with classmate Anne Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) to win the doubles title, winning all three of their matches. Edelman was also 2-0 in singles play. Freshman Yulia Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) and sophomore Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) also went undefeated this weekend, each going 3-0 in singles matches and 3-0 while playing together as doubles partners.

"At this time in the fall the team looked very good and I'm happy with the way everyone played," said fifth-year head coach Mike Stevens. "Also, the three freshmen looked very strong at the top of the lineup."

The freshman trio of Bates, Edelman and Smirnova are a combined 23-2 in singles play this season.

Also playing in the Binghamton Invitational were Colgate, Marist and NJIT. There was no team scoring.

The Bearcats return to action Oct. 6 at home against Siena.

Flight A singles champion: Lauren Bates, Binghamton
Flight B singles champion: Jen Marquit, Colgate

Flight A doubles champion: Lauren Bates & Anna Edelman, Binghamton
Flight B doubles champion: Jen Marquit & Alexi Aberant, Colgate


Anna Edelman (BING) def. Fatima Kasem (NJIT) 6-2, 6-2
Lauren Bates (BING) def. Fanny Aizier (NJIT) 6-0, 6-1
Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Isha Toor (NJIT) 5-2, (ret.)
Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Chiori Koike (NJIT) 6-0, 6-0
Alex Sinclair (BING) def. Grace Bogdan (NJIT) 6-0, 6-0


SUN Bates & Edelman (BING) def. Godly & A. Strange (MARIST) 8-6
SUN Shapiro & Smirnova (BING) def. C. Strange & Zampello (MARIST) 9-7
SUN Fouche & Colon (MARIST) def. Balasundar & Sinclair (BING) 8-3
SUN Bates & Edelman (BING) def. Derose & Inacker (COLGATE) 8-2
SUN Shapiro & Smirnova (BING) def. Williams & Bender (COLGATE) 8-1
SUN Fenn & Stimmel (COLGATE) def. Balasundar & Sinclair (BING) 8-5

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