For Immediate Release: April 2, 2008
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Binghamton women's tennis wins 4-3 at Fairleigh Dickinson

TEANECK, N.J. - Freshmen Anna Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Yulia Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) each won their singles and doubles matches, leading Binghamton (7-5) to a 4-3 win at Fairleigh Dickinson (6-6) on Wednesday afternoon. The Bearcats won two out of three doubles matches before splitting the six singles matches.

Edelman and fellow freshman Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) won at first doubles 8-4 against Julija Korshunova and Dzana Ferhatbegovic. In singles play, Edelman defeated Ksenia Chernyshova 7-5, 6-0 at the No. 1 slot.

Smirnova and sophomore Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) won 8-1 at third doubles against Jinny DeCarlos & Christina Martine. At third singles, Smirnova won the clinching match of the day against Ferhatbegovic 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Also winning at No. 5 singles was sophomore Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.), who downed DeCarlos 6-0, 6-0.

Binghamton returns home for a 10:30 a.m. America East Conference match on Saturday against Hartford.


1. Edelman & Bates (BU) def. Julia Korshanova & Ferhatbegovic (FDU) 8-4
2. Chernyshova & Jessica DeCarlos (FDU) def. Rosenblum & Balasundar (BING) 8-3
3. Smirnova & Shapiro (BU) def. Jinny DeCarlos & Christina Martine (FDU) 8-1


1. Anna Edelman (BING) def. Ksenia Chernyshova (FDU) 7-5, 6-0
2. Julija Korshunova (FDU) def. Lauren Bates (BING) 6-3, 6-7 (12-10)
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Dzana Ferhatbegovic (FDU) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
4. Jessica DeCarlos (FDU) def. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) 6-3, 6-0
5. Erica Rosenblum (BING) def. Jinny DeCarlos (FDU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Sarah Delliere (FDU) def. Gayathri Balasundar (BING) 6-3, 7-6 (6)

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