Women's Tennis came as close as possible to a weekend sweep without actually getting two wins this weekend, but did crush Niagara 7-0 midday Sunday to claim a season sweep of the rest of the Big 4 (Canisius does not have a tennis program. Plebes.).
To start the weekend, the women lost a close match 4-3 to Duquesne in Pittsburgh. I expected a narrow one here since the Bulls and Dukes had a common opponent - ASA College, who took down UB 4-3 last weekend and had already beaten Duquesne by the same score.
Against the Dukes UB was pretty easily swept in the doubles point, though the closest match was only 6-5 in favor of the hosts before it was abandoned because Duquesne had already clinched.
In singles play, UB got points from Margarita Kotok, Dayana Agasieva, and Laura Holterbosch. In a tight match, every set counts, and each of UB's three losers weren't far from pushing their opponents further under different circumstances: Tanja Stojanovska fell 6-3 in the second set, which depending on the service order could be just a single break, Laura Fernandez was forced to retire after one set, and Christine Haraldson was a tiebreaker away from forcing a third set herself.
This afternoon against Niagara, UB met no resistance at all, winning 7-0. Only Laura Holterbosch was even pressed into a third set, though that one went to a tiebreaker, and Fernandez played and won after retiring against Duquesne. UB also swept the doubles matches.
To be honest, there's not much to be said about beating Niagara 7-0 except THANK GOODNESS WE BEAT NIAGARA 7-0.
The Bulls only have a single match next weekend, at home against Binghamton on Saturday.