Women’s Tennis Rolls To A Pair Of 7-0 Shutouts

Gabriella Kivovich

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team swept its pair of matches on Friday with a pair of 7-0 wins over Binghamton and St. Bonaventure at Miller Tennis Center.  The Bulls improved to 9-3 with the wins.

UB began with a short-handed Binghamton squad this afternoon as the Bulls picked up wins by default at third doubles and fifth and sixth singles. Buffalo claimed the doubles point and Chantal Martinez Blanco and Nikoleta Antoniou Karademitrou won easily at first doubles, 6-0, while Emel Abibula and Hsin-Yuan Shih won at second doubles, 6-2.

With the default victories at five and six, UB already had a 3-0 lead before the first singles serve even took place.  Buffalo won the four matches all in straight sets.  Martinez Blanco won at first singles, 6-3, 7-5, and Antoniou-Karademitrou won at second singles, 7-5, 6-3.

Freshman Pia Schwarz had an easy 6-1, 6-2 win at third singles and Shih dropped just one game at fourth singles, where she came away with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

On Friday night, Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure came up to Miller Tennis Center where Buffalo had another 7-0 sweep. It began in doubles action where Buffalo secured all three wins.  Schwarz and senior Arianna Paules Aldrey played first doubles, winning 6-3, while Abibula and Shih had a 6-4 win at two.  Senior Sanjana Sudhir and freshman Gabriella Kivovich played at third doubles, scoring an easy 6-1 win.

Buffalo won all six singles matches, including five in straight sets. Martinez Blanco had a 6-1, 6-2 win at first singles, while Antoniou-Karademitrou scored a 6-2, 6-2 win at second singles.  Schwarz won 6-2, 6-0 at third and Sudhir won at fourth singles by the same score.

Senior Mercedes Losada Rubio came away with a 6-2, 6-2 win at fifth singles and Kivovich played at six singles where she won 6-7 (5), 6-4, 10-8.

The Bulls will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they host Oakland at 1:00 pm.