Mens and Womens Tennis Finish In ITA Regional Rankings
BUFFALO, NY – Both the University at Buffalo men's and women's tennis teams can be found in the latest regional rankings and both teams placed players in both the singles and doubles rankings, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced on Monday. The men finished ranked ninth in the Northeast, while the women finished ranked 10th in the region.
The UB men, who won its first ever Mid-American Conference regular season title this past season, finished with a 13-7 record, including a perfect 5-0 mark. The Bulls made their first ever appearance in the MAC Championship and had a streak where they won eight of nine matches.
Sophomore Wojciech Starakiewicz, a first-team All-MAC selection, finished the season ranked seventh in the Northeast in singles, the highest ever ranking for a UB player. Starakiewicz finished the year with a 16-7 mark in singles, including an 11-6 mark at first singles. He was also ranked in doubles with Kirill Kolomyts as the duo went 9-1 this past season when playing together to claim the eighth spot in the regional rankings.
On the women's side, UB completed the season with a 9-9 record, falling in a close match to eventual MAC Champion Miami in the MAC Semifinals. UB started its season with three straight victories, including wins over St. John's and Cornell.
Individually, senior Denise Harijanto is ranked as the 16th best singles player in the Northeast as she finished the season with a 17-14 record, including a 10-6 mark at first singles. Harijanto finished her UB career second all-time in singles victories at UB. Harijanto was also ranked in doubles as her and partner Aleksandra Petrova picked up the ninth ranking in the Northeast polls. Harijanto and Petrova finished the year at 16-5 with a 13-5 mark at first singles.