Release: February 20, 2009
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women's tennis wins 6-1 at Cornell
ITHACA, N.Y.-- Binghamton
(5-1) recorded its third consecutive win and its first-ever over
Cornell (3-3) winning 6-1 in Ithaca on Friday night.
In doubles, both teams split
the first two matches before freshmen Emma
Leibowitz and sophomore Lauren
Bates won the clinching match at third doubles, 9-7,
against Ruxandra Dumitrescu and Catherine Duboc.
Santos was leading 3-0 at first singles when her opponent,
Stephanie Kent, retired. Earlier in the day, Santos teamed up
with sophomore Yulia
Smirnova to beat Kent and Natalia Sanchez 8-5 at first
doubles. Smirnova also beat Elizabeth Googe 7-5, 6-3 at third
Shapiro recorded a three-set win over Leah Seyburn at
sixth singles, winning 6-4, 3-6, 10-8. Freshman Marina Bykovskaya
also had a three-set triumph, defeating Shayna Miller 6-2, 6-7
At second singles, sophomore Lauren
Bates beat Sanchez 6-1, 7-5.
Binghamton heads to Harvard on Sunday for a 10 a.m. match.
NOTE: Binghamton had previously faced Cornell during
the 2001-02 and 2004-05 seasons.
1. Jillian Santos (BING) def.
Stephanie Kent (CORNELL) 3-0, retire
2. Lauren Bates (BING) def. Natalia Sanchez (CORNELL) 6-1, 7-5
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Elizabeth Googe (CORNELL) 7-5,
4. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Shayna Miller (CORNELL) 6-2,
6-7 (5), 10-8
5. Catherine Duboc (CORNELL) def. Bakak Gone (BING) 6-1, 1-6,
6. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Leah Seyburn (CORNELL) 6-4, 3-6,
1. Santos & Smirnova (BING)
def.Sanchez & Kent (CORNELL) 8-5
2. Googe & Miller (CORNELL) def. Gone & Bykovskaya (BING)
3. Bates & Liebowicz (BING) def. Dumitrescu & Duboc (CORNELL)