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For Immediate Release: October 12, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Results from Day Two at USTA National College Invitational

Day One Results

FLUSHING, N.Y.-- Sophomores Yulia Smirnova and Lauren Bates advanced to the semifinals of the Flight 2 Doubles, highlighting Binghamton's second and final day at the USTA National College Invitational. It marks the first time in its seven-year Division I history that the Bearcats have taken part in the prestigious event.

Smirnova and Bates defeated Simone Kalhorn and Ashley Spicer of Syracuse 8-4 the quarterfinals but lost to Katarina Gajic and Dasha Cherkasoc 9-7 in the semifinals. Earlier in the day Bates won her Flight 3 singles match against Emilia Monell 6-3, 6-4.

In Flight 2 singles, freshman Jillian Santos dropped a 6-1, 6-2 decision to Stephanie Davidson of Texas A & M. Smirnova, meanwhile, lost 6-1, 6-3 to Lauren Santacroce of Texas A & M at Flight 4.

Bates won two of her three singles and doubles matches during the weekend.

Binghamton heads to the ITA East Regional in Philadelphia Oct. 23-27.

SINGLES FLIGHT 2

Stephanie Davidson (TEXAS A&M) def. Jillian Santos (BING) 6-1, 6-2

SINGLES FLIGHT 3

Lauren Bates (BING) def. Emilia Monell (COLUMBIA) 6-3, 6-4

SINGLES FLIGHT 4

Lauren Santacroce (TEXAS A & M) def. Yulia Smirnova (BING) 6-1, 6-3

DOUBLES FLIGHT 2

Smirnova & Bates (BING) def. Kalhorn & Spicer (SYRACUSE) 8-4
Gajic & Cherkasov (BOSTON COLLEGE) def. Smirnova & Bates (BING) 9-7

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