BUFFALO, NY – Two University at Buffalo men's tennis players were named to the All-Mid-American Conference teams announced at the league banquet Wednesday night prior to Thursday's opening round of the league tournament.
Starakiewicz, playing both first singles and doubles for the Bulls, finished the regular season with a 14-10 singles mark and 13-10 in doubles play. Heading into the MAC Tournament, he has won three of his last four singles matches. In the fall, Starakiewicz won the A-1 Singles title at the Cornell Invitational and opened the dual meet season with four straight wins.
Hove has a team-high 20 wins from his second singles slot and has won four consecutive matches, including a pair of third-set wins, to help the Bulls on their current five-match winning streak. In just a season and a half, his 33 career singles wins rank among UB's all-time top 20. He also tops the Bulls with 18 doubles victories and when paired with George Tibil, comprise UB's number three doubles combination which is 6-0. Additionally, Hove was named the league's Player of the Week for his performances last weekend in victories over Ball State and Northern Illinois.
The Bulls (11-7, 3-2 MAC) open the MAC Championships on Thursday against sixth-seeded Chicago State at 10:00 am. The winner moves to the semifinal round against second-seeded Toledo.