For Immediate Release: February 24, 2008
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Women's tennis defeats Marist 6-1

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.-- Binghamton (3-4) recorded its second straight road win, defeating Marist (0-4) 6-1 in a non-conference women's tennis match on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats swept the doubles points and won five out of six singles matches.

Freshmen Anna Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) defeated Christine Ong and Cassie Strange 8-0 at first doubles. Edelman went on to defeat Ong 6-0, 6-0 at first singles while Bates swept Strange 6-2, 6-1 at second singles.

Freshman Yulia Smirnova (Great Neck, N.Y.) and sophomore Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) also won both their singles and doubles matches. The tandem defeated Natalie Fouché and Mirelva Colon 8-0 at third doubles. Smirnova later defeated Colon 6-4, 6-0 at third singles while Shapiro downed Fouché 6-4, 6-0 at fifth singles.

Sophomore Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) and senior Gayarthri Balasundar (Syosset, N.Y.) defeated Alexa Strange and Emily Zampello 8-1 at second doubles. Balasundar also beat Jeannie Lukin 6-2, 6-2 at sixth singles.

Binghamton is at Niagara on Saturday, March 8 at 6 p.m.


1. Anna Edelman (B) def. Christine Ong (M) 6-0, 6-0
2. Lauren Bates (B) def. Cassie Strange (M) 6-2, 6-1
3. Yulia Smirnova (B) def. Mirelva Colon (M) 6-4, 6-0
4. Emily Zampello (M) def. Erica Rosenblum (B) 3-6, 1-0 default
5. Danyelle Shapiro (B) def. Natalie Fouché (M) 6-4, 6-0
6. Gayathri Balasundar (B) def. Jeannie Lukin (M) 6-2, 6-2


1. Edelman & Bates (B) def. Ong & C. Strange (M) 8-0
2. Rosenblum & Balasundar (B) def. A. Strange & Zampello (M) 8-1
3. Smirnova & Shapiro (B) def. Fouché & Colon (M) 8-0

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