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April 27, 2013

Baltimore, Md. -

The Stony Brook women's tennis team is one win away from a trip back to the NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 victory over No. 4 Binghamton Saturday afternoon at the America East Championships.  The Seawolves, seeded first, will await the winner of No. 2 Albany and No. 3 UMBC.

The duo of freshmen Jackie Altansarnai (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Louise Badoche (Paris, France) won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles.  Freshman Becky Shtilkind (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and sophomore Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom) helped clinch the doubles point with a dominating 8-1 win.

Senior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia) won easily, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles and sophomore Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) followed that up with a 6-1, 7-5 win at No. 2 singles to give Stony Brook a 3-0 lead.  

Badoche clinched the win with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles.

Tomorrow championship match is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Stony Brook 4, Binghamton 0
1. Lagvilava/Movchan (SBU) vs. Ambrozy/Medianik (BU) 7-8
2. Altansarnai/Badoche (SBU) def. Brodsky/Tashiro (BU) 8-4
3. Shtilkind/Dix (SBU) def. Edelblum/Kohtz (BU) 8-1

1. Lagvilava (SBU) def. Medianik (BU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Movchan (SBU) def. Tashiro (BU) 6-1, 7-5
3. Altansarnai (SBU) vs. Kohtz (BU) 6-1, 5-0 (DNF)
4. Dix (SBU) vs. Brodsky (BU) 6-7, 2-0 (DNF)
5. Badoche (SBU) def. Ambrozy (BU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Pike (SBU) vs. Edelbaum (BU) 6-2, 4-5 (DNF)