Release: April 5, 2008
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women's tennis beats Hartford 7-0
VESTAL, N.Y.- Binghamton (8-5)
defeated Hartford (0-6) 7-0 in an America East Conference women's
tennis match on Saturday morning at the Events Center. The win
is the Bearcats seventh in their last eight matches.
The freshman tandem of Anna
Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Lauren
Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) continued their outstanding play in
both singles and doubles action. The pair teamed up for an 8-0
win at first doubles over Kasey Michels and Nicole Haynal. Edelman
later defeated Michels 6-0, 6-0 at first singles while Bates
downed Haynal 6-0, 6-0 at second singles.
Edelman and Bates are now 21-3 at No. 1 doubles. The freshman
duo is currently ranked No. 15 in the ITA East Region. Bates
also improves to 21-4 in singles play.
At second doubles, sophomore Erica
Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) and senior Gayarthri
Balasundar (Syosset, N.Y.) beat Jessica Ruggles and Michelle
Tafur 8-0. Rosenblum went on to defeat Tafur 6-1, 6-0 at fifth
singles while Balasundar was triumphant over Guley Ozdemir 6-1,
6-0 at sixth singles.
Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) and sophomore Danyelle
Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) won 8-1 at third doubles against
Hali Dorfman and Ozdemir. Smirnova also won at third singles,
beating Dorfman 6-0, 6-0. Shapiro, meanwhile, won 6-0, 6-0 against
Ruggles at fourth singles.
Binghamton hosts Quinnipiac on Sunday at 11 a.m. on the West
1. Anna Edelman (B) def. Kasey
Michels (H) 6-0, 6-0
2. Lauren Bates (B) def. Nicole Haynal (H) 6-0, 6-0
3. Yulia Smirnova (B) def. Hali Dorfman (H) 6-0, 6-0
4. Danyelle Shapiro (B) def. Jessica Ruggles (H) 6-0, 6-0
5. Erica Rosenblum (B) def. Michelle Tafur (H) 6-1, 6-0
6. Gayathri Balasundar (B) def. Gulay Ozdemir (H) 6-1, 6-0
1. Edelman & Bates (B)
def. Michels & Haynal (H) 8-0
2. Rosenblum & Balasundar (B) def. Ruggles and Tafur (H)
3. Smirnova & Shapiro (B) def. Dorfman & Ozdemir (H)