Bulls Defeat Eastern Michigan, 5-2
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team returned home for the first time since late February, defeating Eastern Michigan, 5-2, at the University Tennis Courts. The win evens UB's record to 5-5 on the season and 1-1 in the Mid-American Conference.
The conditions were a bit windy, but in the upper 70's throughout the match. UB got off to a quick start taking the doubles point. The Bulls picked up a victory at third doubles as Diana Popescu and Diana Toiadefeated Marcela Rivero and Celine Donnet, 8-2. EMU then won at second doubles before the Bulls clinched the point with a victory at first doubles. Denise Harijanto and Aleksandra Petrova, who are regionally-ranked in the Northeast, had no problem defeating Julia Breuss and Miriam Westerink, 8-3.
The Bulls continued to roll in singles as Harijanto defeated Breuss at first singles, 6-3, 6-1 and freshman Tamara Markovic defeated Donnet at sixth singles, 6-2, 6-2, giving UB a 3-0 lead. The Eagles got on the board at fourth singles with a three-set victory, but the Bulls would clinch the match at fifth singles as freshman Kira Golenko overcame a first set loss to defeat Rivero, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. The Bulls got their fifth point of the contest on a win from Petrova at third singles as she also overcame a first set loss to defeat Xu Chang, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1.
The Bulls remain home tomorrow as they host Toledo at 1:00 pm
Buffalo 5, Eastern Michigan 2
1. Denise Harijanto/Aleksandra Petrova (UB) def. Julia Breuss/Miriam Westerink (EMU), 8-3
2. Georgia de'Lisle-Tarr/Xu Chang (EMU) def. Kira Golenko/Tamara Markovic (EMU), 8-0
3. Diana Popescu/Diana Toia (UB) def. Marcela Rivero/Celine Donnet (EMU), 8-2
Order of finish: 3,2,1
1. Denise Harijanto (UB) def. Julia Breuss (EMU), 6-3, 6-1
2. Miriam Westerink (EMU) def. Diana Popescu (UB), 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (5)
3. Aleksandra Petrova (UB) def. Xu Chang (EMU), 5-7, 6-0, 6-1
4. Georgia de'Lisle-Tarr (EMU) def. Diana Toia (UB), 2-6, 6-0, 6-4
5. Kira Golenko (UB) def. Marcela Rivero (EMU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Tamara Markovic (UB) def. Celine Donnet (EMU), 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 1,6,4,5,3,2