For Immediate Release: April 6, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis sweeps Quinnipiac 7-0

VESTAL, N.Y.- Binghamton (9-5) won its third straight match, defeating Quinnipiac (4-8) 7-0 in a non-conference women's tennis match on Sunday afternoon at the West Gym Courts. The Bearcats won all three doubles matches and six singles contests.

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 8-3 win at first doubles over Adrienne Markinson and Amanda Petruzzi. Edelman also defeated Markinson 6-4, 6-1 at first singles while Bates scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Petruzzi at second singles.

At second doubles, freshman Yulia Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) and sophomore Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) won 8-1 against Nikki Adams and Shawna Sarson. Smirnova went on to beat Adams 6-0, 6-2 at third singles while Shapiro downed Kasey Rosenberger 6-0, 6-0 at fourth singles.

Sophomore Erica Rosenblum (Albany, N.Y.) and senior Gayarthri Balasundar (Syosset, N.Y.) won 8-3 at third doubles over Rosenberger and Bethany Huard. Rosenblum sqeaked out a 6-1, 3-6, 11-9 win against Rosenberger at fifth singles while Balasundar took a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Huard at sixth singles.

Binghamton returns to America East play on Friday at 3 p.m. when it hosts UMBC at 3 p.m.


1. Anna Edelman (B) def. Adrienne Markinson (Q) 6-4, 6-1
2. Lauren Bates (B) def. Amanda Petruzzi (Q) 6-0, 6-1
3. Yulia Smirnova (B) def. Nikki Adams (Q) 6-0, 6-2
4. Danyelle Shapiro (B) def. Kasey Rosenberger (Q) 6-0, 6-0
5. Erica Rosenblum (B) def. Shawna Sarson (Q) 6-1, 3-6, 11-9
6. Gayathri Balasundar (B) def. Bethany Huard (Q) 6-2, 6-2


1. Edelman & Bates (B) def. Markinson & Petruzzi (Q) 8-3
2. Rosenblum & Balasundar (B) def. Adams & Sarson (Q) 8-1
3. Smirnova & Shapiro (B) def. Rosenberger & Huard (Q) 8-3

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