For Immediate Release: February 7, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis blanks Sacred Heart 7-0

WEST POINT, N.Y.-- The Binghamton women's tennis team (3-0) concluded a perfect 3-0 weekend in dual matches with a 7-0 win over Sacred Heart (1-2) on Saturday night. After shutting out Seton Hall 7-0 on Friday evening and beating host Army 5-2 on Saturday morning, the Bearcats swept all nine matches against the Pioneers in the weekend finale.

With her 6-2 6-0 win over Rebecca McMullin at first singles, junior Lauren Bates is now in ninth place all time in program history with 61 career singles victories. Her record now stands as 61-24.

Furthermore, Bates now ranks third all time with 58 career doubles wins. Against Sacred Heart, she and sophomore Jillian Santos recorded a 8-4 win over Darcy Demers and Juliane Kasinow. Bates is now 58-13 all time in doubles matches. Santos went on to defeat Demers 6-2, 6-0 at second singles.

In the three contests they played over the weekend, the Bearcats won 17 of 18 singles matches and seven of nine doubles matches.

Binghamton is at Cornell on Friday, Feb. 19 for a 4:30 p.m. dual match.


1. Lauren Bates (BING) def. Rebecca McMullin (SH) 6-2, 6-0
2. Jillian Santos (BING) def. Darcy Demers (SH) 6-2, 6-0
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Kate Donnelly (SH) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4
4. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Kristina Chao (SH) 6-4, 6-4
5. Basak Gone (BING) def. Julianne Kasinow (SH) 6-3, 6-3
6. Danyelle Shapiro (BING) def. Elizabeth Harrington (SH) 6-3, 6-1


1. Bates & Santos (BING) def. Demers & Kasinow (SH) 8-4
2. Bykovskaya & Edelman (BING) def. Chao & Harrington (SH) 8-3
3. Smirnova & Leibowicz (BING) def. McMullin & Donnelly (SH) 8-1

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