For Immediate Release: February 23, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Women's tennis defeats NJIT 5-2

TENAFLY, N.J.-- Visiting Binghamton (2-4) swept the doubles point and captured four of the six singles matches en route to a 5-2 win over New Jersey Institute of Technology (7-3) late Saturday evening.

Freshmen Anna Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) defeated Iulia Doci and Fatima Kasem 8-3 at first doubles. Edelman went on to defeat Doci 6-4, 1-6, 10-8 at first singles while Bates swept Isha Toor 6-0, 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 Toor and Dasa Stanimirovic 8-4 at third doubles. Smirnova later defeated Fatima Kasem 8-4 at third singles while Shapiro downed Stanimirovic 6-1, 6-3 at fifth singles.

Sophomore Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) and senior Gayarthri Balasundar (Syosset, N.Y.) defeated Fanny Aizier and Chiori Koike 8-4 at second doubles.


1. Anna Edelman (B) def. Iulia Doci (NJ) 6-4, 1-6, 10-8
2. Lauren Bates (B) def. Isha Toor (NJ) 6-0, 6-1
3. Yulia Smirnova (B) def. Fatima Kasem (NJ) 6-0, 6-0
4. Fanny Aizier (NJ) def. Erica Rosenblum (B) 6-4, 3-3 default
5. Danyelle Shapiro (B) def. Dasa Stanimirovic (NJ) 6-1, 6-3
6. Chiori Koike (NJ) def. Gayathri Balasundar (B) 6-4, 7-5


1. Edelman & Bates (B) def. Doci & Kasem (NJ) 8-3
2. Rosenblum & Balasundar (B) def. Aizier & Koike (NJ) 8-4
3. Smirnova & Shapiro (B) def. Toor & Stanimirovic (NJ) 8-4

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