An up and down weekend for Men's Tennis finished today with appropriately mixed results, as UB went 4-3 in singles and 0-3 in doubles on the final day of the Dartmouth Invitational.
Buffalo started the weekend strong, winning six singles matches on Friday, but struggled across the board as the flights narrowed themselves. One notable bright spot came in the sixth (of six) flight, where Noah Hajdu-Andersson took the flight championship with a narrow come from behind 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 victory over an opponent from Dartmouth. Tony Miller joined him in that flight, claiming third place. Last year it was the bottom of UB's singles lineup who carried the Bulls, especially in MAC play, so it's good to see them stringing wins together this year.
Elsewhere, UB had few wins. Amar Hromic won his third place match in the B Flight, and Ethan Nittolo won a match today, though it came outside of his flight's bracket, which should have had him competing for third.
Pablo Alvarez and Sergio Arevalillo each lost in their flight's finals, and Akhil Mehta fell to 0-3 on the weekend in the fifth flight.
In doubles, UB found no wins: Miller/Mehta and Nittolo/Hajdu Andersson lost in their respective third place matches, while Hromic/Alvarez lost in the consolation final (5th place) match.
Like the women, Buffalo is off next weekend before competing in the ITA Regionals later in the month. Last year's regionals saw a number of standout performances from the Bulls, who will have one further competition against MAC programs before breaking until the spring season.