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For Immediate Release: January 29, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis goes 8-3 in opening day of Cornell Winter Invitational

ITHACA, N.Y.--Sophomore Jillian Santos and juniors Lauren Bates and Anna Edelman all swept their singles and doubles matches, highlighting Binghamton's performance in the opening day of the Cornell Winter Women's Tennis Invitational. The three-day event runs through Sunday.

Santos, who is ranked No. 20 among singles players in the Northeast Region, scored a 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 win over No. 14 Denise Harijanto of Buffalo in the A Singles Draw. In doubles play, Santos and Bates (who are ranked No. 10 in the Northeast Region) beat Daria Tuzhikova and Dumitria Iepuras of Bucknell 8-5 in the A bracket. Bates also won 6-7, 6-2- 6-2 over Iepuras in A singles play.

Edelman, meanwhile, beat Courtney Casey of Bucknell 6-1, 6-0 in the B singles draw. She also joined sophomore Marina Bykovskaya in A doubles play to defeat Natalia Sanchez and Susan Sullivan of Cornell 8-6.

Binghamton won six of its eight singles matches and two of three doubles contests.

Play continues Saturday in the second day of the Cornell Winter Invitational

SINGLES MATCHES

A Draw

Jillian Santos (BING) def. Denise Harijanto (BUFFALO) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6
Lauren Bates (BING) def. Dumitria Iepuras (BUCKNELL) 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Basak Gone (BING) def. Dara Dwojewski (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 6-2
Tania Vereia (BUCKNELL) def. Yulia Smirnova (BING) 6-4, 6-3

B Draw
Anna Edleman (BING) def. Courtney Casey (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 6-0
Emma Leibowicz (BING) def. Ruxandra Dumitrescu (CORNELL) 6-7, 7-6, 6-3
Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Geraldine Leong (CORNELL) 6-1, 6-2
Anna Subenkova (BUFFALO) def. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2

DOUBLES MATCHES

A Draw

Bates & Santos (BING) def. Tuzhikova & Iepuras (BUCKNELL) 8-5
Edelman & Bykovskaya (BING) def. Sanchez & Sullivan (CORNELL) 8-6

B Draw
Smirnova & Leibowicz (BING) earned a first-round bye
Leong & Kohagen (CORNELL) def. Gone & Shapiro (BING) 8-5

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