Much like the women, UB's Men's Tennis team split their weekend, with an easy win and a narrow, 4-3 loss. In this case, the Bulls fell to nationally-ranked Princeton, at the beginning of a month that sees Buffalo take on multiple top-50 foes.
Despite the loss, coach Lee Nickell was pleased with his team's effort against the Tigers. He wants the team to "swing free and take our chances," and thinks the Bulls gave Princeton their 'best shot."
UB fell into an early hole after the doubles point, losing a handful of breaks to drop two matches 6-4 and with the third 7-5. In singles, points came from Alvarez, Hromic, and Hannestad at 2, 4, and 6. Both Damien David and Sebastian Ionescu forced third sets, just missing the critical swing points.
Prior to this afternoon's loss, the Bulls dominated singles play against Monmouth to take the match 6-1. Only Damien David and Akhil Mehta won their doubles set, so UB was down a point, but swept the singles matches thanks to four straight-set wins and a pair of DNFs from Monmouth's #1 and #4 racketeers.
This month will be a big one for the Bulls heading into MAC play at the end of the season. UB will only compete once a weekend, but travel to a further trio of Ivy League opponents in Brown, Cornell, and Harvard.
For now, the loss breaks a four-match winning streak for the Bulls, who are 8-4 during the spring season. Next weekend, they travel to Brown.