For Immediate Release: March 12, 2010
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Binghamton women's tennis loses 4-3 at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--The Binghamton women's tennis team (7-2) just missed pulling off a major victory, losing 4-3 to Syracuse (13-2) on Friday evening. The two teams split the six singles matches but the Orange took two of the three doubles matches.

Junior Anna Edelman, who is ranked nationally by the ITA in both singles and doubles play, was the lone Bearcat to sweep both her matches. At second singles, she beat Eleanor Peters 6-2, 6-3 and at first doubles, she joined sophomore Marina Bykovskaya to defeat Emily Harman and Christina Tan 8-4. Edelman is currently ranked No. 117 by the ITA in singles play. She and Bkykovskaya are No. 59 in the doubles rankings.

Junior Lauren Bates improved to 66-25 all time in singles matches with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Harman at the No. 1 slot. She remains in eighth place all time in school history in terms of career victories.


1. Lauren Bates (B) d. Emily Harman (SU), 6-3, 6-2
2. Anna Edelman (B) d. Eleanor Peters (SU), 6-2, 6-3
3. Alessondra Parra (SU) d. Yulia Smirnova (B), 7-5, 6-0
4. Jillian Santos (B) d. Simone Kalhorn (SU), 7-5, 6-2
5. Christina Tan (SU) d. Marina Bykovskaya (B), 6-1, 6-2
6. Chelsea Jones (SU) d. Yagmur Gone (B), 6-4, 6-1


1. Edelman/Bykovskaya (B) d. Harman/Tan (SU), 8-4
2. Parra/Peters (SU) d. Bates/Santos (B), 9-7
3. Kalhorn/Jones (SU) d. Smirnova/Shapiro (B), 8-4

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