Senior Duo Finishes Season Nationally Ranked

Vidit Vaghela & Petr Vodak

BUFFALO, NY – For the first time in program history, the University at Buffalo men's tennis program has finished a season with a nationally ranked doubles teams as the senior pair of Vidit Vaghela and Petr Vodak are ranked 86th in the final Oracle/ITA Division I rankings.

Vodak and Vaghela, who were ranked as high as 64th during the season, finished their final season with a 15-4 record in doubles action, including going 12-4 at first doubles.  They won their final ever match together in a 6-3 triumph over Jannik Opitz and Kennosuke Nouchi of Western Michigan in the MAC Championship.

Over the course of their record-breaking season, Vaghela and Vodak beat doubles teams from Notre Dame, Harvard, and Columbia, as well as winning the majority of their MAC matches during the regular season, except for two regular season losses to WMU, which they avenged in the MAC Finals.

Vodak was recently named the ITA Northeast regional winner of the ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship award as he just completed his degree in International Trade.  Vaghela also graduated this past month with a degree in Economics.