Release: February 4, 2011
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tennis drops opening dual match of 2011 campaign
of Bates/Leibowicz earn 8-1 victory at third doubles
The women's tennis team (0-1)
suffered a 4-3 setback in its opening dual match to Syracuse
(3-1) at the Drumlins Tennis Center Friday evening.
Binghamton was unable to secure the doubles point, but went on
to split the singles matches for a close 4-3 decision.
Senior Lauren Bates teamed up with junior
Emma Leibowicz for the squad's only
win in doubles play. The tandem of Bates and Leibowicz captured
the B Doubles title in the Cornell Winter Invitational last weekend.
Junior Jillian Santos notched a comeback
victory at second singles as she improved to 12-4 in singles
play this season. Classmate Marina
Bykovskaya tallied a straight-set victory at fifth singles,
while senior Yulia Smirnova posted
a 6-3, 6-2 win at fourth singles.
Senior Anna Edelman, who captured
the A Singles crown at the Cornell Winter Invitational last week,
fell at first singles in a close battle, 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6(5).
The Bearcats next compete in a doubleheader at Army on Saturday.
Binghamton will face Seton Hall in the first match, followed
by a meeting with the host Black Knights.
1. Kobelt/Harman SYR def Marina Bykovskaya/Anna Edelman,
2. Parra/Kalhorn SYR def Jillian Santos/Yulia Smirnova, BING
3. Lauren Bates/Emma Leibowicz, BING def Marrow/Baskiewrcz 8-1
1. Parra, SYR def Anna Edelman, BING 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6(5)
2. Jillian Santos, BING def Kobelt, SYR 3-6,6-3,7-6(3)3.
3. Harman, SYR def Bates, BING 6-4, 6-7(5), 5-7
4. Yulia Smirnova, BING def Marrow, SYR 6-3, 6-2
5. Marina Bykovskaya, BING def Tan, SYR 7-5, 7-6(5)
6. Kalhorn, SYR def Emma Leibowicz, BING 6-2, 6-0
7. Jen Fridman, BING def Tang, SYR 8-4