For Immediate Release: October 27, 2010
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Edelman advances to finals of ITA Northeast Regionals
Senior records highest finish ever by a BU player at the event

FLUSHING, N.Y. --- Senior Anna Edelman advanced to the finals of the ITA East Regional Championships, which concluded on Tuesday afternoon. Seeded sixth in the field of 128 players, she beat Erina Kikuchi of Boston College 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the semifinals before losing 7-5, 7-6 (0) to Connie Hsu of Penn in the finals.

Nevertheless, Edelman went 6-1 in the tournament, posting the best finish ever recorded by a BU player at the event. The previous mark was set by junior teammate Jilian Santos, who advanced to the fourth round last year.

Currently, Edelman is ranked No. 108 in the ITA National Women's Tennis college rankings.


Round of 64

Bates/Leibowicz, BINGHAMTON defeated Dabu/Fiocca, FORDHAM 8-4
Bykovskaya/Edelman, BINGHAMTON d. Johnson/Puleo, MANHATTAN 8-0
Round of 32
Bykovskaya/Edelman, BINGHAMTON defeated Charliquart/Krishan, STONY BROOK 8-2
Chow/Saiontz, PRINCETON defeated Bates/Leibowicz, BINGHAMTON 8-1
Round of 16
Marina Bykovskaya/Anna Edelman, BINGHAMTON defeated (9) Veronica Corning/Olga Khmylev, BOSTON COLLEGE 8-4


Round of 128

Marina Bykovskaya d. Ksenia Kuzmenko, NJIT 7-5; 2-6; 6-2
Anna Edelman, Lauren Bates, Jillian Santos all received byes
Round of 64
Anna Edelman, BINGHAMTON defeated Irina Dementyeva, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 6-2,6-3
Misia Krasowski, BROWN defeated Marina Bykovskaya, BINGHAMTON 6-3,6-1
Jillian Santos, BINGHAMTON defeated Natasha Makarova, COLUMBIA 6-4,6-1
Melissa Matsouka, DARTMOUTH defeated (17) Lauren Bates, BINGHAMTON 4-6,6-1,7-5
Round of 32
(6) Anna Edelman, BINGHAMTON defeated Annie Sullivan, YALE 6-3, 6-1
(15) Elizabeth Epstein, YALE defeated (17) Jillian Santos, BINGHAMTON 6-3,6-1
Round of 16
Anna Edelman, BINGHAMTON defeated Kristin Norton, HARVARD 6-0, 6-4
Anna Edelman, BINGHAMTON defeated Veronica Corning, BOSTON COLLEGE 6-4; 6-3
Anna Edelman (BINGHAMTON) defeated Erina Kikuchi, BOSTON COLLEGE 3-6; 7-5; 7-5
Connie Hsu (PENN) defeated Anna Edelman (BINGHAMTON) 7-5, 7-6(0)


Round of 32

Emma Leibowicz, BINGHAMTON defeated Olga Khmylev, BOSTON COLLEGE 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-1
Qualifying Singles Round of 16
Aylin Mehter, STONY BROOK defeated Emma Leibowicz, BINGHAMTON 7-5, 6-3

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