Release: September 27, 2009
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and Bykovskaya advance to first doubles finals at Eastern Collegiate
Women's Tennis Invitational
WEST POINT, N.Y.--Junior Yulia
Smirnova and sophomore Marina Bykovskaya placed second
in the first doubles main draw, highlighting the Binghamton women's
tennis team's showing at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational.
The three-day event, which had no team scoring, was hosted by
Army and concluded on Sunday.
Smirnova and Bykovskaya defeated
a pair of ranked opponents en route to a berth in Sunday's final.
They knocked off top-seeded Monique Burton and Stephanie LaFortune
of West Virginia 8-4 in the round of 16 and beat fifth-seeded
Adrienne Markinson and Sarah Viebrock of Quinnipiac in the quarterfinals,
In the finals, however, Smirnova
and Bykovskaya were defeated by Candyce Boney and Maude Lecluyse
of UMass 8-5.
Sophomore Basak Gone advanced to the semifinals at fourth
singles. She too defeated a pair of seeded opponents. Gone beat
No. 2 Salome Mkervalidize of Stony Brook 6-4, 6-2 in the second
round and No. 7 Paige Ford of Army 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
Gone's run ended with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to No. 6 Amanda Noble in
Junior Lauren Bates
was the runner up in the first singles consolation bracket, losing
8-2 to Ira Aleksova of St. John's in the finals.
Also placing second was sophomore Emma Leibowicz in the
third singles consolation bracket. She lost 8-6 to Julia Prantl
of Fairleigh Dickinson in the finals.
Up next for Binghamton is the
USTA National Tennis Center Invitational Oct. 10-12. The event
will take place in Flushing, N.Y.
Emily Lombardi (BOWDOIN) def. Lauren Bates (BING) 6-3, 6-4
FIRST SINGLES CONSOLATION
Lauren Bates (BING) def. Kelly LoRusso (UCONN) 8-1
Lauren Bates (BING) def. Maria Barousse (ST BONAVENTURE) 8-1
Lauren Bates (BING) def. Samantha Innacker (COLGATE) 8-1
Ira Aleksova (ST JOHN'S) def. Lauren Bates (BING) 8-2
Jillian Santos (BING) def. Danielle Crill (SIENA) 6-1, 6-0
Jillian Santos (BING) def. Lauren Rottenkemp (BUCKNELL) 6-4,
Julia Comas def. (UMASS) def. Jillian Santos (BING) 6-3, 6-2
Jillian Santos (BING) def. Rachel Cantor (QUINNIPIAC) 8-3
Jillian Santos (BING) def. Christina Ordoway (CORNELL) 8-2
Not played due to rain
Emily Harman (SYRACUSE) def. Emma Leibowicz (BING) 3-6, 7-6 (4),
THIRD SINGLES CONSOLATION
Emma Leibowicz (BING) def. Jurelle Mendoza (ARMY) 8-6
Emma Leibowitz (BING) def. Linn Storgen (LONG ISLAND) 8-3
Emma Leibowitz (BING) def. Shannon Benic (PITT) 8-6
Julia Prantl (F. DICKINSON) def. Emma Leibowicz (BING) 8-
Basak Gone (BING) def. Elizabeth Harrington (SACRED HEART) 6-1,
Basak Gone (BING) def. Salome Mkervalidize (STONY BROOK)
Basak Gone (BING) def. Paige Ford (ARMY) 6-1, 6-3
Samantha Noble (DUQUESENE) def. Basak Gone (BING) 6-3, 6-3
Smirnova & Bykovskaya (BING) def. Burek & Maddock (PROVIDENCE)
Smirnova & Bykovskaya (BING) def. Burton & LaFortune
(WEST VIRGINIA) 8-4
Smirnova & Bykovskaya (BING) def. Markinson & Viebrock
Smirnova & Bykovskaya (BING) def. Conroy & O'Sullivan
Candyce Boney & Maude Lecluyse (UMASS) def. Marina Bykovskaya
& Yulia Smirnova (BING) 8-5