For Immediate Release: April 9, 2011
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BU women's tennis sweeps UMBC 7-0
Edelman matches Zeynep Altinay's single-season wins record (30)

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Binghamton University women's tennis team (8-8) posted its third straight triumph with a 7-0 sweep over UMBC (8-8) Saturday afternoon. Senior Anna Edelman matched the program's all-time single-season wins record with 30, tying Zeynep Altinay's feat set in 2004-05.

Edelman breezed to a 6-3, 6-0 victory at first singles, raising her season record to 30-7, 12-4 in duals. The senior standout posted 18 wins in tournament play during the fall season, highlighted by the A Singles crown in the USTA National Tennis Center Invitational and a runner-up finish at the ITA East Regional Championships.

Seniors Lauren Bates and Yulia Smirnova posted a pair of straight-set wins at second and third singles, respectively. Junior Jillian Santos notched an impressive 6-2, 6-0 showing at fourth singles. Classmate Marina Bykovskaya only dropped two games in a 6-1, 6-1 victory at fifth singles. Junior Emma Leibowicz rallied after dropping the opening set to a third-set tiebreak win at sixth singles.

In doubles competition, BU featured a lineup change at the top doubles spot en route to sweeping all three matches. Edelman and Bates teamed up for an 8-0 win at first doubles.

The Bearcats are back in action Sunday against Boston University at 10 a.m.


1. Anna Edelman/Lauren Bates (BU) def Carmen Jackman/Kim Berghaus (UMBC) 8-0
2. Jillian Santos/Yulia Smirnova (BU) def Julia Gragera-Cano/Kyri Hadji (UMBC) 8-5
3. Marina Bykovskaya/Emma Leibowicz (BU) def Emily Mannix/Josefin Stange-Jonsson (UMBC) 8-3

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2


1. Anna Edelman (BU) def Kim Berghaus (UMBC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Lauren Bates (BU) def Carmen Jackman (UMBC) 7-5, 6-0
3. Yulia Smirnova (BU) def Julia Gragera-Cano (UMBC) 7-5, 3-0 (inj.)
4. Jillian Santos (BU) def Emily Mannix (UMBC) 6-2, 6-0
5. Marina Bykovskaya (BU) def Heidi Danielsson (UMBC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Emma Leibowicz (BU) def Josefin Stange-Jonsson (UMBC) 2-6, 6-0, 10-6

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6

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