PRINCETON, NJ – The University at Buffalo men's tennis team secured a 5-2 victory on Friday over Bryant in a neutral site match played at Princeton University. The victory was the fifth of the season for the Bulls.
Buffalo began with a strong performance in doubles beginning with its top team of Ethan Nittolo and Hao Sheng Koay, who came away with a 6-2 win. Sophomores Valdemar Holm and Matthew Johnson also won 6-2 at second doubles and Vilhelm Fridell and Nickolas Frisk scored a 6-3 win at third doubles.
UB took four of the six matches in singles play as Bryant came away with victories at first and fourth singles. Fridell won at second singles as he lost just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Koay won at third singles, 6-0, 7-5, and freshman Simon Wibler won at fifth singles, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Holm won his match at sixth singles, overcoming a first set loss in a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win.
"Our performance today was indicative of how much respect we have for Bryant's program and Coach Gendron," said head coach Lee Nickell. "From start to finish we played with the intensity that Coach Miller and I expect, and we are hopeful this will be our habit starting tomorrow."
The Bulls remain in Princeton tomorrow when they fact the host Tigers at 10:00 am.