Release: January 27, 2007
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and Bates win A Doubles Title at Cornell Winter Invitational
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshmen Anna
Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Lauren
Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) won the A Doubles championship,
highlighting Binghamton's performance in the third and final
day of the Cornell Winter Invitational. The duo becomes the first
Binghamton players ever to win a doubles title at the event.
One day after defeating top-seeded Dina Sekina and Elyse Steiner
of Temple in the semifinals, Edelman and Bates beat second-seeded
Shayna Miller and Sinziana Chis of Cornell 8-5 in the finals.
The freshman tandem, who is ranked No. 15 in the ITA East Region,
is 14-1 so far this season.
"Today was another great match for Lauren and Anna,"
head coach Mike Stevens. "They defeated two very good teams
the past two days."
In singles play, Bates went on to win the A Flight Consolation
title. She beat Melissa Orteza of Cornell 6-3, 7-5 in the semifinals
and was declared the champion when her finals opponent, Dana
Cruite of Cornell, withdrew due to an illness.
Binghamton heads to Army for a 6 p.m. match next Friday.
Anna Edelman & Lauren Bates
(BING) def. Shayna Miller & Sinziana Chis (CORNELL) 8-5
Consolation Draw Seimfinals
Lauren Bates (BING)
def. Melissa Orteza (CORNELL) 6-3, 7-5
Consolation Draw Finals
Lauren Bates (BING) wins when Dana Cruite (CORNELL) withdraws
Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Kristin Beehler (ARMY) 6-2, 7-6
Dana Alquero (ARMY) def. Danielle Shapiro (BING) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
Paige Ford (ARMY) def. Erica
Rosenblum (BING) 6-2, Retire
Catie Baffe (BUCKNELL) def.
Nicole Scarangella (BING) 7-5, 6-4
Robie Verano (ARMY) def. Danielle Kashou (BING) 6-1, 6-1