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UB Bulls: Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming Roundup

Four more Bulls teams are hitting their stride as the fall season winds down, while Swimming and Diving is just getting started.

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It's been a couple weeks and handful of further competition for those teams who compete less frequently, so it's time for another roundup post to see how they've been doing lately. The last round up can be found here, and if you just want a rundown of how the teams who competed this past weekend did, you could take a watch or listen at our Weekend Roundup:

Buffalo Bulls Olympic Round Up - Bull Run
Women's Tennis at 0:44, Men's Tennis at 3:17, Cross Country at 7:18, Swimming and Diving at 21:03

Upwards of two-thirds of this roundup's links cover competition from this past Saturday, which I covered not just in the video cast above, but in this post from late Saturday night:

Buffalo Sports Saturday: Men's, Women's Tennis Rolling; Men's Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball also in action - Bull Run

Women's Rowing competed on October 11th at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Connecticut. It was a larger field than their first regatta, the Head of the Genesee, but the UB boats did well considering the majority of the boats were from Ivy League schools.

Head of the Housatonic 2014: Results

Women’s Rowing Competes at the Head of the Housatonic - Buffalo

Both Cross Country teams competed at the Princeton Invitational in their final meet prior to the MAC Championships next weekend.

The Men finished 15th of 37 teams despite competing without their seasonlong top runner Cameron Bruce, who was resting a sore foot, and basically without Barrett Kemp, who cramped up early on and finished seventh for the Bulls. Freshman Justin Van Epps stepped up however, finishing third in the UB spread and the Bulls still topped Stony Brook, who was ranked ahead of UB in the last Regional USATFCC Coaches Poll.

Coach Todd Witzelben expected the Bulls to stay at about that spot despite a tough set of factors in Princeton, but Buffalo actually jumped three spots in the regional rankings, to an all-time high of 11.

MXXC rankings 1022

Corinne Birchard was again the first Bull across the line for the Buffalo women, who finished 13th out of 35ish teams in their race.

Women's Championship Race - GoPrincetonTigers.com

Men's Championship Race - GoPrincetonTigers.com

UB Cross Country Teams In Action Saturday at Princeton and Canisius - Buffalo

It's early for Swimming and Diving, so early that this past Saturday's competition against Cornell had to be nonscoring and called a scrimmage due to Ivy League rules. UB would only win nine of 28 events on the afternoon, so maybe it's a good thing it went unscored. Two freshmen were among the few highlights: Megan Burns won the 50 free for the second meet in a row, and Oliver Patrouch won the 100 fly and was a part of two victorious relays.

Cornell Scrimmage Results

Men’s and Women’s Swimming Compete at Cornell - Buffalo

Men's Tennis competed just once since the last roundup, but it was a big one: the ITA Regionals in New York City. Sending three competitors to the tournament, Buffalo for the first time saw a Bull advance into the final 16 of the tournament. They had a great chance at two, but Pablo Alvarez won his third-set tiebreaker and Damien David didn't.

Alvarez was named Athlete of the Week for that performance.

Bulls, Alvarez Dominate Play at USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals - Buffalo

Bulls Singles and Doubles Set to Play in ITA Regional Round of 16 Sunday - Buffalo

Bulls Men’s Tennis Drops Pair of Matches to Finalize Play at Northeast Regional - Buffalo

Women's Tennis has competed twice since the last roundup, dominating play in their own UB Invitational over a smattering of competitors from Niagara, Cleveland State, and Binghamton. The next weekend they too competed to their ITA Regionals, sending three competitors. None advanced as far as Alvarez, but UB got a handful of wins nonethless to close out their season.

Kotok, Stojanovska Conclude Play at USTA/ITA Northeast Regionals - Buffalo

UB Women’s Tennis Wins Three of Four, Stojanovska Advances in Main Draw - Buffalo

UB Women’s Tennis Team Opens USTA/ITA Regional Play at Yale - Buffalo

Bulls Wrap Up Play at Inaugural UB Invitational, Stojanovska Secures Top Honors - Buffalo

Bulls Compete Saturday at UB Invitational, Singles Finals Set for Sunday - Buffalo

Women’s Tennis Team Sweeps Day One Action of UB Invitational - Buffalo

Go Bulls!