BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's tennis team appears in the latest regional rankings, released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this week, and two players are listed among the top singles and doubles combinations in the Northeast Region.
The Bulls are tied for 10th with the University of Pennsylvania in the Northeast Region's team rankings. This is the first time that the Bulls have appeared in the regional rankings.
Starakiewicz, jumps three slots from sixth to third in the second regional singles poll of the season. In his first season with the Bulls, Starakiewicz is 9-2 in singles play and 4-1 during the spring dual campaign. In the first poll of the season, Starakiewicz was ranked sixth regionally and 107th nationally, the first men's tennis player in UB's Division I history to attain a ranking.
Starakiewicz also appears in the doubles poll with Kolomyts as the tandem are tied for 10th with the Brown duo of Kendrick Au and Charlie Posner. In UB's 4-3 victory over Brown on January 23, Starakiewicz and Kolomyts, paired for the first time, defeated Au and Posner, 8-7, en route to securing UB's first team victory over an Ivy League program. For the season, Starakiewicz and Kolomyts are 4-1 as the top doubles combination for the Bulls. The tandem's only loss came against Penn State's Eddie Bourchier and Jason Lee, ranked fifth in the latest Atlantic Region poll.
The Bulls (3-2) begin a busy week of action during the upcoming spring break with three matches in Florida starting with Florida Atlantic, ranked ninth in the Southeast Region, on Sunday. UB also faces Southern Illinois and Troy (sixth in the South Region) while in Florida before returning home to host Robert Morris on Thursday, March 11 and traveling to Duquesne on Saturday, March 13.