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For Immediate Release: March 30, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis beats Richmond 4-3

RICHMOND, Va.-- Junior Lauren Bates and sophomore Marina Bykovskaya each won their singles and doubles matches, leading Binghamton (9-2) to a 4-3 win over host Richmond (6-7) in a women's tennis match on Tuesday afternoon. The victory was the second straight triumph for the Bearcats.

Bates beat Erin Clark 6-3, 6-2 at first singles. At second doubles, she joined sophomore Emma Leibowicz for an 8-3 win over Mariana Arana and Kelly Tidwell.

Bykovskaya, meanwhile scored a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win over Joanna Mutusczyk at sixth singles. She also joined junior Anna Edelman for an 8-4 win over Erin Clark and Helen Cunningham at first doubles.

The clinching win of the match was recorded by junior Yulia Smirnova, who beat Alexandra Smyth 7-5, 5-7, 6-3.

Two of Richmond's three wins in singles play all came in three sets.

Binghamton heads to UNC-Wilmington on Friday for a 10 a.m. match.

SINGLES

1. Lauren Bates (BING) def. Erin Clark (RICH) 6-3, 6-2
2. Kelly Tidwell (RICH) def. Anna Edelman (BING) 6-3, 7-6 (7)
3. Helen Cunningham (RICH) def. Jillian Santos (BING) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
4. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Alexandra Smyth (RICH) 7-5, 5-7. 6-3
5. Sydney Grant (RICH) def. Emma Leibowicz (BING) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
6. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Joanna Mutusczyk (RICH) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

DOUBLES

1. Edelman & Bykovskaya (BING) def. Clark & Cunningham (RICH) 8-4
2. Bates & Leibowicz (BING) def. Mariana Arana & Tidwell (RICH) 8-3
3. Smyth & Grant (RICH) def. Santos & Smirnova (BING) 9-7

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