Bulls Open Spring Season With 7-0 Sweep Of Niagara

Nikolta Antoniou-Karademitrou

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team dominated their spring opener on Friday afternoon, defeating Niagara 7-0 at the Miller Tennis Center.  UB won all six singles matches in straight sets, dropping just 15 games overall amongst the six matches.

It started in doubles as the Bulls won all three matches beginning at first doubles with a 6-1 win by senior Chantal Martinez Blanco and Nikoleta Antoniou-Karademitrou. The Bulls then won a pair of 6-4 contests at second and third doubles. Senior Arianna Paules Aldrey and freshman Pia Schwarz won at second doubles and freshman Hsin-Yuan Shih and senior Mercedes Losada Rubio won at third doubles.

In singles action, Martinez Blanco came away with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at first singles, while Antoniou-Karademitrou won easily at second singles, 6-1, 6-1. Schwarz also won 6-1, 6-1 at third singles and junior Emel Abibula claimed a 6-2, 6-2 win at four.

Playing in her first singles match in a UB uniform, Shih dropped just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory at fifth singles, while senior Sanjana Sudhir won at sixth singles, 6-2, 6-0.

The Bulls will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they host Siena at the Miller Tennis Center at 12:30 pm.  It will be the first of two matches at Miller tomorrow as the UB men's team will host Temple at 4pm.