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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Bearcats defeat Vermont 6-1 for second consecutive victory

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Freshmen Melis Altinay (Antalya, Turkey) and Lya Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and senior Janine Sadaka (Great Neck, N.Y.) each won their singles and doubles matches, leading Binghamton (2-10) to a 6-1 win over America East Conference foe Vermont (3-11) on Friday afternoon in Burlington. The victory was the Bearcats second in as many days.

"Our team played very well against Stony Brook yesterday and we carried the momentum into our match today," head coach Mike Stevens said. "It was a very good weekend for us."

Altinay won her sixth consecutive match at first singles, defeating Molly Moran of Vermont 6-2, 6-0. She also teamed with sophomore Sherri Stern (Commack, N.Y.) to win at second doubles 8-3. Kushnirovich and Sadaka won 8-5 at first doubles. In singles action, Kushnirovich won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 while Sadaka won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3.

Also win their singles matches were freshman Vera Popova (Brooklyn, N.Y.) at No. 4 and sophomore Laurel Freel (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) at No. 6. Popova won 6-3, 6-0 while Freel won 6-2, 6-1.

Binghamton travels to Albany on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. match.


Binghamton 6, Vermont 1

SINGLES
1. Melis Altinay (BU) def. Molly Moran (V) 6-2, 6-0
2. Lya Kushnirovich (BU) def. Liz DeCurtis (V) 6-0, 6-0
3. Janine Sadaka (BU) def. Alexis Accomando (V) 6-4, 6-4
4. Vera Popova (BU) def. Susannah O'Brien (V) 6-3, 6-0
5. Lauren Koenig (V) def. Sherri Stern (BU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Lauren Freel (BU) def. Meghan Linehan (V) 6-2, 6-1

DOUBLES
1. Kushnirovich/Sadaka (BU) def. Moran/DeCurtis (V) 8-5
2. Altinay/Stern (BU) def. Accomando/O'Brien (V) 8-3
3. Koenig & Jen Fullerton (V) def. Popova/Freel (BU) 8-4

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