For Immediate Release: April 3, 2004
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Phone: 607-777-6800

Bearcats edged by New Hampshire, 4-3

ALBANY, N.Y. - Binghamton won at the top three singles spots for the second straight match, but dropped a 4-3 decision to America East foe New Hampshire, 4-3, in a match played indoors Saturday at Albany.

Freshman Melis Altinay (Antalya, Turkey) posted her fourth straight win - a 6-0, 6-0 triumph at No. 1 singles. She raised her team-best overall record to 12-7, including 6-3 in duals. At number two, freshman Lya Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory and senior Janine Sadaka (Great Neck, N.Y.) posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at the third spot.

The Wildcats won at the bottom three singles positions, and had already captured the doubles point with a sweep of the three matches.

Weather permitting, Binghamton next hosts Fairfield Sunday morning at 11 a.m. on the West Gym Courts.

New Hampshire 4, Binghamton 3

Breen/Kapperly (UNH) def. Altinay/Kushnirovich (BU), 8-4
Erickson/Dixon (UNH) def. Sadaka/Stern (BU), 8-2
Pasay/Heineman (UNH) def. Popova/Freel (BU), 8-5

Melis Altinay (BU) def. Megan Breen (UNH), 6-0, 6-0
Lya Kushnirovich (BU) def. Jenna Kafferly (UNH), 6-2, 6-3
Janine Sadaka (BU) def. Hallie Erickson (UNH), 6-2, 6-2
Lensey Dixon (UNH) def. Vera Popova (BU), 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)
Jess Pasay (UNH) def. Sherri Stern (BU), 6-2, 6-1
Tiffany Heineman (UNH) def. Lauren Freel (BU), 6-1, 6-1


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