BOWLING GREEN, OH – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team ended the regular season on a winning note on Saturday afternoon as the Bulls defeated Bowling Green, 5-2, at the Perrysburg Tennis Center. UB finishes the regular season at 8-8 and 4-4 in the MAC and will enter the tournament as the fifth seed this upcoming week.
The Bulls took the doubles point easily as the third doubles team ofDiana Popescu and Diana Toia defeated Jessica Easdale and Katie Grub, 8-3. UB then clinched the point at first singles as Denise Harijanto and Aleksandra Petrova defeated Christine Chiricosta and Maddy Eccleston, 8-5.
The Bulls will now begin preparations for the 2010 MAC Tournament which will begin for them on Friday against Toledo. The MAC Tournament will take place at Western Michigan.
BUFFALO 5, BOWLING GREEN 2
Saturday, April 24 - Perrysburg Tennis Center - Perrysburg, Ohio
1 - Denise Harijanto (UB) def. Christine Chiricosta 6-0, 6-1
2 - Aleksandra Petrova (UB) def. Samantha Kintzel 7-5, 6-2
3 - Diana Popescu (UB) def. Katia Babina 6-1, 6-2
4 - Jessica Easdale (BGSU) def. Diana Toia 6-3, 6-3
5 - Maddy Eccleston (BGSU) def. Kira Golenko 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)
6 - Tamara Markovic (UB) def. Katie Grubb 6-2, 6-0
E - Mary-Catherine Beck (BGSU) def. Sofya Ivanyuk 8-6
1 - Harijanto/Petrova (UB) def. Chiricosta/Eccleston 8-5
2 - Babina/Kintzel (BGSU) def. Markovic/Golenko 8-4
3 - Popescu/Toia (UB) def. Easdale/Grubb 8-3
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles - 3,1,2
Singles - 1,3,4,2,6,5