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Niagara women's tennis edged by Binghamton


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- The Niagara women's tennis team dropped a close match to the Binghamton Bearcats on Friday.
Match Summary
  • The Bearcats won in one and two doubles to take a 1-0 lead.
  • Four of the six singles matches went into either three sets or into a tie-breaker.
  • Sharlee Deshmukh won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, in six singles to tie the match at 1-1.
  • Binghamton picked up wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles to take a 3-1 lead.
  • Ali Hutchinson won a three-set match for Niagara's second point.
  • The Bearcats clinched the match by winning a tie-breaker in five singles.
Purple Points
  • Sharlee Deshmukh won her eighth singles match of the season to tie Stella Peisakhova for second on the team.
  • Ali Hutchinson improved to 3-2 while playing in four singles.
Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles return to MAAC action against Monmouth on Saturday, March 31.
 Singles competition
1. Eisenberg, Samara (BINGW) def. Peisakhova, Stella (NIAW) 6-1, 3-6, 10-8
2. Eisenberg, Michelle (BINGW) def. Peteu, Andreea (NIAW) 7-6, 6-4
3. Ostrovetsky, Olga (BINGW) def. Som, Chhinda (NIAW) 7-6, 4-6, 10-8
4. Hutchinson, Ali (NIAW) def. Granieri, Ashley (BINGW) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Pandya, Maria (BINGW) def. Wong, Shannon (NIAW) 7-6, 4-6, 12-10
6. Deshmukh, Sharlee (NIAW) def. Roma, Allison (BINGW) 6-2, 6-3
 Doubles competition
1. Eisenberg, Michelle/Ostrovetsky, Olga (BINGW) def. Peisakhova, Stella/Peteu, Andreea (NIAW) 6-4
2. Eisenberg, Samara/Granieri, Ashley (BINGW) def. Wong, Shannon/Deshmukh, Sharlee (NIAW) 6-3
3. Pandya, Maria/Roma, Allison (BINGW) vs. Som, Chhinda/Hutchinson, Ali (NIAW) 5-5, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,1,2,4,5,3) 

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