Release: April 4, 2009
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women's tennis defeated 4-3 by Temple
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.-- The Binghamton
women's tennis team (11-3) had its six-match winning streak snapped
with a 4-3 setback at Temple (14-5) on Saturday afternoon.
The Bearcats won the doubles point but the host Owls won four
of the six singles matches to pull out the victory. Three of
the Temple wins went the full three sets.
Sophomore Yulia Smirnova was Binghamton's top performer.
She defeated Theresa Stangl 7-6 (3), 6-4 at third singles and
joined freshman Emma Leibowicz to record an 8-3 win over
Stangl and Josephine Bergman 8-3 at third doubles.
At first doubles, sophomore Lauren Bates and freshman
Jillian Santos defeated Elyse Steiner and Lucie Pazderova
8-1. Later on, however, Steiner downed Bates 6-3, 6-2 at first
singles and Pazderova rallied for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Santos
at second singles.
Freshman Yagmur Gone was the Bearcats' other winner, beating
Christine Clermont 6-4, 7-6 (5) at fifth singles.
Binghamton heads to George Washington on Monday for a 1:30 p.m.
1. Elyse Steiner (TEMPLE) def.
Lauren Bates (BING) 6-3, 6-4
2. Lucie Pazderova (TEMPLE) def. Jillian Santos (BING) 1-6, 6-2,
3. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Theresa Stangl (TEMPLE) 7-6 (3),
4. Anastasiia Rukavyshnykova (TEMPLE) def. Marina Bykovskaya
(BING) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Yagmur Gone (BING) def. Christine Clermont (TEMPLE) 6-4, 7-6
6. Felicia Frazier (TEMPLE) def. Danyelle Shaprio (BING) 6-2,
1. Bates & Santos (BING)
def. Steiner & Pazderova (TEMPLE) 8-1
2. Clermont & Rukavyshnykova (TEMPLE) def. Bykovskaya &
Gone (BING) 8-1
3. Emma Liebowicz & Smirnova (BING) def. Stangl & Bergman