For Immediate Release: January 31, 2009
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Smirnova and Sherlin advance in Cornell Winter Invitational

ITHACA, N.Y.-- Sophomore Yulia Smirnova and freshman Kamila Sherlin advanced to the consolation finals, highlighting Binghamton's performance in the second day of the Cornell Women's Tennis Winter Invitational.

Smirnova defeated Raquel Solis of Niagara 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round of the A Singles Consolation Draw. She went on to beat Jessica Shurtz of Army in the second round 6-3, 6-0.

Sherlin, meanwhile defeated Andrea Janese of Niagara 6-0, 6-0 in the opening round of the C Singles Consolation Draw.

Both consolation finals will be played on Sunday morning, in the final day of the Cornell Winter Invitational.

A SINGLES. Second Round
Jillian Santos (BING) def. Elizabeth Googe (CORNELL) 6-2, 6-2

A SINGLES. Semifinals
Stephanie Kent (CORNELL) def. Jillian Santos (BING) 6-3, 7-5

A SINGLES. Consolation Draw. First Round
Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Raquel Solis (NIAGARA) 6-3, 6-4

A SINGLES. Consolation Draw. Second Round
Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Jessica Shurtz (ARMY) 6-3, 6-0

B SINGLES. Second Round
Shayna Miller (CORNELL) def. Marina Bykovskyaya (BING) 6-4, 6-2

B SINGLES. Consolation Draw. First Round
Annie Hang (ARMY) def. Basak Gone (BING) 6-3, 6-3

C SINGLES: Consolation Draw. First Round
Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Paige Ford (ARMY) 6-2, 6-4
Kamila Sherlin (BING) def. Andrea Janese (NIAGARA) 6-0, 6-0

C SINGLES: Consolation Draw. Second Round
Leah Seyburn (CORNELL) def. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) 7-5, 7-5
Kamila Sherlin (BING) def. Josephine Bergman (TEMPLE) by default

Miller & Googe (CORNELL) def. Gone & Bykovskyaya (BING) by default
Smith & Shurtz (ARMY) def. Shapiro & Smirnova (BING) 8-4

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