WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team won their fourth straight match on Friday afternoon as the Bulls defeated Eastern Michigan 6-1. The victory clinched a spot in the upcoming Mid-American Conference tournament for UB.
The Bulls won the doubles point on Senior Day as senior Margarita Kotok and junior Tanja Stojanovska won at first doubles 6-2. Buffalo then clinched the point at two as freshman Anna Savchenko and sophomore Chantal Martinez Blanco overcame an early deficit to win 6-4.
UB won five of the six matches in singles action beginning at five as sophomore Mercedes Losada Rubio won easily, 6-0, 6-2. Stojanovska then won at one with a 6-3, 6-0 win and the Bulls clinched at six as sophomore Sanjana Sudhir won 6-1, 6-3.
Freshman Emel Abibula gave the Bulls the 5-0 lead with a 6-2, 1-6, 10-5 win at three before the Eagles got on the board at four. Martinez Blanco was the last one on court and she won a thriller at two as she won the first 6-2 before losing the second in a tiebreaker. She then came back to win a tight super tiebreaker, 13-11.
The Bulls will conclude the regular season on Sunday at Toledo. A win would clinch the #3 seed in the upcoming tournament for Buffalo.
- Tanja Stojanovska/Margarita Kotok (UB) def. Ani Gogvadze/Maria Paula Ribero (EMU), 6-2
- Anna Savchenko/Chantal Martinez Blanco (UB) def. Andrea Martinovska/Anna Veleva (EMU), 6-4
- Renu Sharma/Alejandra Barcelo Almoyna (EMU) led Laura Holterbosch/Emel Abibula, 5-4
Order of Finish: 1,2
- Tanja Stojanovska (UB) def. Ani Gogvadze (EMU), 6-3, 6-0
- Chantal Martinez Blanco (UB) def. Andrea Martinovska (EMU), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 13-11
- Emel Abibula (UB) def. Maria Paula Ribero (EMU), 6-2, 1-6, 10-5
- Anna Veleva (EMU) def. Anna Savchenko (UB), 7-6 (4), 6-2
- Mercedes Losada Rubio (UB) def. Alejandra Barcelo Almoyna (EMU), 6-0, 6-2
- Sanjana Sudhir (UB) def. Renu Sharma (EMU), 6-1, 6-3
Order of Finish: 5,1,6,3,4,2