It's getting real busy in Bull Run land, but it's a good problem to have. I'm not sure yet how much of our attention basketball is going to demand next weekend, but for now we still have Tennis to talk about.
Unfortunately, we got another split from the tennis teams this weekend. The men had a bit of a setback after a strong match last weekend at Princeton, while the women won their second straight to move to 4-4 on the season.
I'll start with the men. As you can see, pretty tough all-around against nationally-ranked Brown. UB fought tough in two of the three doubles matches but lost the point and everything went downhill from there, as the Bulls took onnly a single point from #6 Jonathan Hannestad. No other singles match even went to a third set.
No. 1: Hannestad/Arevalillo (UB) vs. To/Yeoh (BU), 6-6 DNF
No. 2: Garcia/Tarwid (BU) def. Akhil Mehta/David (UB), 6-1
No. 3: Sandberg/Kravchenko (BU) def. Alvarez/Hromic (UB), 7-6
No. 1: Justin To (BU) def. Damien David (UB), 6-3, 6-4
No. 2: Gregory Garcia (BU) def. Pablo Alvarez (UB), 6-2, 6-4
No. 3: Brandon Yeoh (BU) def. Sebastian Ionescu (UB), 6-1, 6-3
No. 4: Ivan Kravtchenko (BU) def. Amar Hromic (UB), 6-3, 6-3
No. 5: Peter Tarwid (BU) def. Sergio Arevalillo (UB), 7-5, 6-3
No. 6: Jonathan Hannestad (UB) def. Aaron Sanberg (BU), 6-2, 7-5
It should be understood that Coach Nickell put together a tough March schedule to prepare in part for the MAC this year; UB will play two more Ivy squads on the road. So the sky isn't falling, but we'd certainly like to see better.
The women pretty much flipped the men's fortunes to win 6-1 over Binghamton and move back to .500 on the season. I have less of an idea yet of how tough a schedule UB has played, but they've taken out all their western New York opponents.
This weekend, the doubles point was perhaps a little close, but fell UB's way, and then UB got points from everyone except Doris Aleksovska, who I think might have been making her first singles appearance. Don't quote me. Only three matches went to three sets in this one, and there's not much more to say.
No. 1: Agasieva/Fernandez (UB) def. Brodsky/Tashiro (BU), 6-4
No. 2: Ambrozy/Medianik (BU) def. Kotok/Aleksovska (UB), 6-4
No. 3: Stojanovska/Haraldson (UB) def. DiMuro/Ostrovetsky (BU), 7-5
No. 1: Margarita Kotok (UB) def. Alexis Tashiro (BU), 6-3, 6-1
No. 2: Tanja Stojanovska (UB) def. Katherine Medianik (BU), 6-0, 6-1
No. 3: Dayana Agasieva (UB) def. Shea Brodsky (BU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
No. 4: Laura Fernandez (UB) def. Annie DiMuro (BU), 6-0, 2-6, 6-4
No. 5: Agatha Ambrozy (BU) def. Doris Aleksovska (UB), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
No. 6: Christine Haraldson (UB) Olga Ostrovetsky (BU), 6-4, 7-5
Men's Tennis has next weekend off, while the women will compete against the College of Charleston and Rutgers in Charleston, SC.