Bulls Cap Off Perfect Opening Week With 6-1 Win Over Siena

Sanjana Sudhir

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team completed their first spring weekend undefeated after taking down Siena 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Miller Tennis Center. The Bulls improved to 3-0 on the season with the win.

UB had to fight its way through doubles, but then won five of the six matches in singles play. Siena picked up the first win at third doubles, but Buffalo fought back with a 6-4 win at two from the freshman duo of Pia Schwarz and Hsin-Yuan Shih.  UB then needed a win at first doubles and it got the victory in a tiebreaker as the team of Chantal Martinez Blanco and Nikoleta Antoniou-Karademitrou fought back for the 7-6 (4) win to give Buffalo the early 1-0 lead.

In singles play, senior Sanjana Sudhir was the first Buffalo player to finish her match as she won 6-2, 6-2 at six singles. Schwarz then won at third singles 6-3, 6-3 and then Martinez Blanco clinched the match at one, 6-3, 6-1.

UB won two more matches in a third set super tiebreaker as Antoniou-Karademitrou won at second singles 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 and junior Emel Abibula overcame a first set loss to win 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.  Siena got on the scoreboard with a win at fifth singles.

Buffalo will hit the road for the first this spring next weekend with a pair of matches in Pittsburgh.  UB will face Duquesne on Friday afternoon.