Women’s tennis picks up first wins of 2013

With three matches at West Point this weekend, the Binghamton women’s tennis team overcame a 6-1 Friday loss to host Army to beat Sacred Heart and Seton Hall on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The Bearcats (2-3) beat the Pioneers, 4-3, and the Pirates, 5-2, to earn their first wins of the spring season.

Freshman Sara Kohtz picked up the lone point for Binghamton in its opener against the Black Knights (3-0), topping Army junior Jamila Paul, 3-6,6-3,4-3(7-4). Freshman Agatha Ambrozy and sophomore Katherine Medianik recorded the only other Bearcat victory of the day, an 8-5 win in doubles play.

Binghamton recovered quickly from the loss to Army with a tight win against Sacred Heart (0-3) the following day. BU swept doubles play, as Ambrozy and Medianik posted another win from the top doubles spot.

Sacred Heart opened singles play with a victory, but Kohtz and BU sophomore Missy Edelblum responded with back-to-back victories to put Binghamton back in the lead. When the Pioneers answered with two more wins of their own to tie, Ambrozy handed Binghamton the win with a 7-5 victory.

On Sunday, the Bearcats impressed again in doubles play, this time taking two of three against Seton Hall (0-2). After freshmen Shea Brodsky and Alexis Tashiro picked up the first win, Kohtz and Edelblum locked up the point with an 8-4 victory.

Binghamton went on to take four of its six singles matches en route to the victory. Kohtz picked up another win in singles, securing a 3-0 slate for the weekend.

The Bearcats are set for their first home match of the year on Saturday against Farleigh Dickinson. Play is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.