Bulls Defeat Nationally-Ranked Keiser, 5-2

Emel Abibula

BOCA RATON, FL – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team won their 11th straight match as they defeated Keiser University, 5-2, on Thursday afternoon.  Keiser entered the match ranked second in the nation in the latest NAIA poll.

The Bulls dropped the early doubles point as all three doubles teams for Keiser were ranked nationally, but won five of the six matches in singles.  Keiser had nationally ranked players at five of the six spots, picking up a win at fourth singles with the 17th ranked player in the nation.

Senior Chantal Martinez Blanco faced #5 Daniela Farfan and won in three sets, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, while freshman Nikoleta Antoniou Karademitrou faced the seventh-ranked player in the nation and won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4.  Fellow freshman Pia Schwarz won at third singles, 6-2, 6-2, while junior Emel Abibula won in straight sets at five over the 41st ranked player, 6-4, 6-2.  Senior Sanjana Sudhir completed the afternoon with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win at six.

"I am really proud of the way we played against a program that is accustomed to winning at a very high level," said head coach Kristen Maines.  "We use this spring training trip to improve as a team and I think we definitely did that."

The Bulls open MAC play next week when they host Bowling Green on Mar. 22 at the Miller Tennis Center.