Flushing, N.Y.- The second-seeded UMBC women's tennis team advanced to the America East Conference title match with a 4-0 victory over No. 3 Binghamton at the U.S. National Tennis Center.
The Retrievers will face No. 4 Stony Brook in the championship match at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. The Seawolves shocked No. 1 seed Boston University, 4-3 in the second semifinal match.
The Retrievers captured the doubles point, taking matches at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions. At the No. 3 spot, junior Kyri Hadji (West Sunshine, Australia) and freshman Isabel Aldunate (Bowie, Md./Home School) defeated Hollander/Edelbaum, 8-2 and UMBC clinched the point when the tandem of senior Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake)/sophomore Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) outdueled Bykovskaya/Medianik, 8-4
Berghaus won her second match of the day, defeating Hollander, 6-3, 6-0, at the No. 2 position. The Retrievers increased the lead to 3-0 when graduate student Shalini Sahoo(New Dehli, India) got past Santos, 6-4, 6-2 and clinched the match when sophomore Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) outlasted Edelbaum, 6-4, 6-4.