For Immediate Release: March 22, 2011
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BU loses to Coastal Carolina 6-1
Senior Yulia Smirnova picks up team's lone point at third singles

CONWAY, S.C. -- The Binghamton University women's tennis team (5-7) fell to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 6-1 in a dual match Tuesday afternoon. The match was the third straight in as many days for the Bearcats.

Senior Yulia Smirnova tallied the team's lone point with a straight-set win at third singles. Junior Jillian Santos fell in a close battle at second singles that needed a third set to decide the match.

Juniors Marina Bykovskaya and Emma Leibowicz remained unbeaten as a third doubles tandem, posting a 9-8 (7-4) victory. Bykovskaya and Leibowicz are a perfect 4-0 together in the third doubles slot.

The Bearcats will have their first day off in three days and will compete again Thursday against USC State at 1 p.m.


1. Lexi Bolesky/Mikaela Kristofersson (CC) def Anna Edelman/Basak Gone (BU) 8-4
2. Miki Bunea/Diana Mortlock (CC) def Jillian Santos/Yulia Smirnova (BU) 8-4
3. Marina Bykovskaya/Emma Leibowicz (BU) def Maria Hesketh/Amanda Malatek (CC) 9-8 (7-4)

Order of finish: 2, 1, 3


1. Lexi Bolesky (CC) def Anna Edelman (BU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Miki Bunea (CC) def Jillian Santos (BU) 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 10-5
3. Yulia Smirnova (BU) def Caitlyn Brooksbank (CC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Mikaela Kristofersson (CC) def Marina Bykovskaya (BU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Diana Martlock (CC) def Emma Leibowicz (BU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Maria Hesketh (CC) def Jennifer Fridman (BU) 6-3, 6-1

Order of finish: 5, 6, 3, 4, 2, 1

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