For Immediate Release: March 6, 2011
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Women's tennis drops close match to Buffalo 4-3
Santos posted two impressive wins to pace the Bearcats

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Binghamton University women's tennis team (3-5) forged an early 3-0 advantage, but the University of Buffalo rattled off four straight singles wins to rally for a 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon.

For the second straigh dual match, BU cruised through the doubles portion with wins at second and third doubles. Junior Jillian Santos teamed with senior Yulia Smirnova for an 8-0 triumph at second doubles. Meanwhile, juniors Marina Bykovskaya and Emma Leibowicz tallied an 8-5 decision at third doubles. Both tandems were victorious in the squad's 5-2 win over the University of Pennsylvania on Friday.

The Bearcats built a 3-0 lead behind singles wins from senior Anna Edelman and junior Jillian Santos at first and second singles, respectively. Edelman registered a straight-set triumph over UB's Diana Popescu. Santos breezed past Aleksandra Petrova 6-3, 6-0 as she recorded her fourth consecutive win, dating back to the outing against Penn. Between her singles and doubles performances, Santos only dropped three games for the entire day.

Trailing 3-0 with four matches to finish up, Buffalo erased the sizeable deficit with straight-set wins at fourth and sixth singles. Marta Stoyanova needed to rally to defeat Smirnova at third singles (1-6, 6-4, 6-4), while Tamara Markvic also rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Leibowicz at fifth singles.

The Bearcats are off for a 12-day stretch. BU will travel to Albany for a 2 p.m. dual match with the Great Danes on Friday, March 18.


1. Diana Popescu/Miranda Podlas (UB) def. Anna Edelman/Yagmur Gone (Bing), 9-7
2. Jillian Santos/Yulia Smirnova (Bing) def. Tamara Markovic/Marta Stoyanova (UB), 8-0
3. Marina Bykovskaya/Emma Leibowicz (Bing) def. Aleksandra Petrova/Shelby Bates (UB), 8-5
Order of Finish: 2,3,1


1. Anna Edelman (Bing) def. Diana Popescu (UB), 6-1, 6-3
2. Jillian Santos (Bing) def. Aleksandra Petrova (UB), 6-3, 6-0
3. Marta Stoyanova (UB) def. Yulia Smirinova (Bing), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Kira Golenko (UB) def. Marina Bykovskaya (Bing), 6-1, 6-2
5. Tamara Markvic (UB) def. Emma Leibowicz (Bing), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
6. Miranda Podlas (UB) def. Yagmur Gone (Bing), 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: 1,2,6,4,3,5

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