For Immediate Release: October 6, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's tennis defeats Siena 7-0

VESTAL, N.Y.-- The Binghamton women's tennis team (1-0) opened up the dual match portion of its 2007-08 schedule with a 7-0 win over visiting Siena (0-2) on Saturday afternoon at the West Gym Courts. The Bearcats swept all six singles matches as well as the three doubles matches.

Freshman Anna Edelman (Great Neck, N.Y.) improved her record to 8-1 in singles play with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 win over Sarah Moyer at the No. 1 slot. She joined fellow freshman Lauren Bates (Buffalo, N.Y.) at first doubles for a 8-1 win over Mayer and Lauren Moy. Bates is now a perfect 10-0 in singles action, having defeated Moy 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 2 position.

Freshman Yulia Smirnova (Moscow, Russia) and sophomore Danyelle Shapiro (Boca Raton, Fla.) won 8-0 at second doubles over Jessica Asselin and Lauren Garbade. Smirnova also defeated Asselin 6-4, 6-2 at third singles while Shapiro beat Garbade 6-0, 6-0 at fourth singles.

Junior Alex Sinclair (Manhasset, N.Y.) won 6-0, 6-1 at fifth singles over Dinka Keric while senior Gayathri Balasundar (Syosset, N.Y.) beat Bridget Finnerty 6-0, 6-2 at sixth singles. Sinclair and Balasundar also defeated Keric and Finnerty 8-2 at third doubles.

Up next for Binghamton is the ITA East Regional in Norfolk, Va. on Oct. 19-22.


1. Anna Edelman (B) def. Sarah Moyer (S) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
2. Lauren Bates (B) def. Lauren Joy (S) 6-0, 6-0
3. Yulia Smirnova (B) def. Jessica Asselin (S) 6-4, 6-2
4. Danyelle Shapiro (B) def. Lauren Garbade (S) 6-0, 6-0
5. Alex Sinclair (B) def. Dinka Keric (S) 6-0, 6-1
6. Gayathri Balasundar (B) def. Bridget Finnerty (S) 6-0, 6-2


1. Edelman & Bates (B) def. Mayer & Moy (S) 8-1
2. Smirnova & Shapiro (B) def. Asselin & Garbade (S) 8-0
3. Balasundar & Sinclair (B) def. Keric & Finnerty (S) 8-2

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