Women's tennis makes home debut

VESTAL, N.Y. - Under new head coach Mike Stevens, Binghamton women's tennis made its home debut Saturday, hosting Niagara and Quinnipiac in two non-scoring duals. The Bearcats won seven of eight singles matches and three of four doubles matches against Niagara, but managed just one singles win against Quinnipiac. In the third match of the day, Quinnipiac and Niagara played only four doubles matches, with Quinnipiac posting four wins.

"Overall, it was good to see the team improve from Cornell (last weekend)," Stevens said. "They worked hard all week and you could see the improvement today, especially in our second match. Quinnipiac is a good team, and they were too strong for us in doubles. But we picked up our level of play against Niagara."

Freshman Melis Altinay (Antalya, Turkey) was the team's lone double singles winner. She posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory at the third spot against Quinnipiac before moving up to No. 2 and recording a 1-6, 6-4, 10-8 win against Niagara.


Binghamton vs. Quinnipiac

Kim Piazza (Q) def. Justina Hakimi (BU), 6-3, 6-2
Gabby Pasternak (Q) def. Lya Kushnirovich (BU), 6-4, 6-3
Melis Altinay (BU) def. Danielle Rautenberg (Q), 6-2, 6-2
Liz Axler (Q) def. Alexis Brill (BU), 6-4, 4-6, 10-0
Heather Rahm (Q) def. Amy Linda (BU), 6-3, 6-2
Kat Ehle (Q) def. Erin Monaco (BU), 6-0, 6-1
Danielle Rodriguez (Q) def. Vera Popova (BU), 6-3, 6-2
Amy Sarrazin (Q) def. Sherry Stern (BU), 6-1, 6-0

Piazza/Pasternak (Q) def. Hakimi/Altinay (BU), 9-7
Rautenberg/Rahm (Q) def. Kushnirovich/Brill (BU), 8-2
Axler/Ehle (Q) def. Linda/Monaco (BU), 8-4
Rodriguez/Sarrazin (Q) def. Popova/Stern (BU), 9-8

Binghamton vs. Niagara

Milena Matijevic (N) def. Justina Hakimi (BU), 6-0, 6-1
Melis Altinay (BU) def. Manian Al-Shikarchy (N), 1-6, 6-4, 10-8
Lya Kushnirovich (BU) def. Aditi Krishnan (N), 6-3, 5-7, 11-9
Alexis Brill (BU) def. Kendna Daigler (N), 6-3, 6-4
Amy Linda (BU) def. Jacquelyn Cary (N), 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
Erin Monaco (BU) def. Julianne Prokopich (N), 6-3, 7-5
Lauren Freel (BU) def. Kristen Christopher (N), 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
Jenn Petersen (BU) def. Rachael Lesniewski (N), 6-3, 6-3

Hakimi/Kushnirovich (BU) def. Matijevic/Krishnan (N), 8-2
Altinay/Brill (BU) def. Al-Shikarchy/Daigler (N), 8-6
Linda/Monaco (BU) def. Cary/Prokopich (N), 8-2
Freel/Petersen (BU) def. Lesniewski (N), 8-2

Niagara vs. Quinnipiac (only doubles matches played)

Piazza/Pasternak (Q) def. Matijevic/Krishnan (N), 8-4
Rautenberg/Rahm (Q) def. Al-Shikarchy/Daigler (N), 8-4
Axler/Ehle (Q) def. Cary/Prokopich (N), 8-1
Rodriguez/Sarrazin (Q) def. Chritophan/Lesniewski (N), 8-3


Links: BU Home Page | BU Athletics Page | Marketing and Promotions | Join the BU Athletic Club | Hall of Fame | Physical Education | Campus Recreation | Facilities | Press Releases | Schedules and Results | Staff List | Tickets | Summer Camps | Junior Bearcat Club | Cheer Team and Mascot | Visitor's Guide and Quick Facts | Feedback

Sports Men:
Baseball | Basketball | Cross Country | Golf | Lacrosse | Soccer | Swimming and Diving | Tennis | Track and Field | Wrestling |

Sports Women:
Basketball | Cross Country | Lacrosse | Soccer | Softball | Swimming and Diving | Tennis | Track and Field | Volleyball |

Copyright © Binghamton University. All rights reserved.
No portion of this site may be reproduced or duplicated without the permission of Binghamton University.