Release: March 26, 2011
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complete spring trip with 4-3 triumph over Richmond
Smirnova and Marina Bykovskaya register pair of wins
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Binghamton
University women's tennis team (6-8) closed out its spring trip
that featured five matches in six days with a 4-3 triumph over
the host University of Richmond Spiders (9-5) Saturday evening.
The Bearcats snapped Richmond's five-game winning streak to conclude
the trip with a 2-3 mark.
In doubles play, Binghamton secured the early point with victories
at second doubles from senior Yulia Smirnova
and junior Jillian Santos along with
an 8-1 win by juniors Marina Bykovskaya
and Emma Leibowicz. The junior
classmates avenged their only loss of the season against South
Carolina State with the decisive outcome at third doubles, improving
to 7-1 as teammates.
Senior Anna Edelman posted a three-set
win at the top singles spot, raising her season singles record
to 28-7, 10-4 in duals. The middle of the lineup helped secure
the win for BU. Smirnova tallied a 7-5, 6-0 triumph at third
singles, while Bykovskaya managed a straight-set win at the fourth
slot to propel Binghamton to the decisive fourth point.
The Bearcats are back in action Sunday in the team's lone home
match of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson at 1 p.m.
1. Sydney Grant/Joanna Matuszczyk (UR) def. Anna Edelman/Basak
2. Jillian Santos/Yulia Smirnova (BU) def. Helen Cunningham/Isabel
Arana (UR) 8-2
3. Marina Bykovskaya/Emma Leibowicz (BU) def. Alexandra Smyth/Elizabeth
Sims (UR) 8-1
1. Anna Edelman (BU) def. Helen Cunningham (UR) 6-3,
2. Joanna Matuszczyk (UR) def. Jillian Santos (BU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Yulia Smirnova (BU) def. Sydney Grant (UR) 7-5, 6-0
4. Marina Bykovskaya (BU) def. Kelly Tidwell (UR) 6-3, 6-3
5. Alexandra Smyth (UR) def. Emma Leibowicz (BU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-2,
6. Elizabeth Sims (UR) def. Jennifer Fridman (BU) 6-4, 7-5