Immediate Release: April 18, 2006
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Binghamton women's tennis beats Fairleigh Dickinson 7-0 in final home match of season
VESTAL, N.Y.--Playing in its final home match of the season, the Binghamton women's tennis team (8-5) swept Fairleigh Dickinson (0-17) in non-conference action on Wednesday at the West Gym Courts. It marked the Bearcats' fourth straight triumph.
"Everyone played very well today," head coach Mike Stevens said. "This will give us confidence heading into our final two conference matches this weekend.
At the top of the lineup, freshman Juliana Umeki (Mogi des Cruises, Brazil) improved to 12-1 in dual matches since joining the squad in January with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles over Marie Keeler. Junior Zeynep Altinay (Ankara, Turkey) recorded her 66th career singles victory with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Tricia Small at No. 2 singles. She is now three wins shy of the school record 69 wins recorded by Lisa Denerstein (1988-92).
Junior Jelena Koprivica (Belgrade, Serbia) had her fourth straight win at No. 3 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Nadia Ortubia while junior Lya Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) recorded her 63rd career singles win with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Stephanie de la Santos.
At No. 5 singles, sophomore Jenn Naegeli (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) recorded her fourth straight triumph with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Stacey Hanore and at No. 6 singles, freshman Nicole Scarangella (Massapequa, N.Y.) recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win over Fona Osunloye.
Binghamton swept all three double matches by 8-0 scores.
The Bearcats head to Albany for a 10:30 a.m. match followed by a 10 a.m. matchup on Sunday against New Hampshire.
1. Julianna Umeki (BING) def. Marie Keeper (FDU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Zeynep Altinay (BING) def. Tricia Small (FDU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jelena Koprivica (BING) def. Nadia Ortubia (FDU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Lya Kushnirovich (BING) def. Stephanie de la Santos (FDU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jenn Naegeli (BING) def. Stacey Hanore (FDU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Nicole Scarangella (BING) def. Fona Osunloye (FDU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Naegeli & Koprivica (BING) def. Small & Hanore (FDU) 8-0
2. Umeki & Altinay (BING) def. Keeler & de la Santos (FDU) 8-0
3. Kushnirovich & Scarangella (BING) def. Ortubia & Marisa Cali (FDU) 8-0
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