ITHACA, NY – The University at Buffalo's Damien David and Travis Zappia won their championship matches on Sunday as the Cornell Invitational at the Reis Tennis Center came to an end. There was no team scoring at the tournament which concludes UB's fall schedule.
For the third time in his last three matches in the tournament, David, playing in the A flight, needed to go three sets to claim the title. On Sunday, he defeated Cornell's Jason Luu, 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 for his 11th win of the season and fourth of the weekend. David reached the final with three-set wins over Cornell's Evan McElwain and Princeton's Dan Davies on Saturday.
After playing a pair of three-set matches on Saturday and another on Friday, Zappia had an easier time in his B flight championship on Sunday. The sophomore knocked off Cornell's Kyle Berman, 6-2, 6-1 on Sunday for the title. With the four wins over the weekend, Zappia is now 7-3 in singles play.
"This is a good way to end a very productive fall," said head coach Lee Nickell. "Coach [Jordie] Kindervater and I feel like everyone on this team has improved, but we know we have room to grow and will be disciplined with our developmental plans as we prepare for the spring."
Buffalo begins the spring dual meet season in January.