After a encouragingly narrow loss to #47 Cornell on Friday, UB Men's Tennis bounced back this afternoon with a 4-3 win over Brown, their third Ivy League opponent of the year. It's a good win for a program that was 0-6 against the Ivy League last year.
At first publish we know little other than that UB took the doubles point to draw first blood, and that Brown and Buffalo split the first four singles matches to finish before Akhil Mehta clinched the match at #5 singles. I'll update as soon as I know more.
UPDATE: Looks like UB won with their depth today, as Brown's Gregory Garcia won twice at the top of the lineup. Peter Tarwid, who UB saw a lot of in the fall, paired with Garcia at #1 doubles and also took a win in singles play. But UB got a win from Pablo Alvarez in straight sets at #2 singles, and overcame #1 doubles with wins at both #2 and #3 for the early advantage.
Akhil Mehta was the clinching fourth point after Alvarez' win and Sergio Arevalillo bounced back from a lopsided second set to win his match, while Hromic, Nittolo, and Noah Hajdu-Andersson all went down in straight sets.
UB is in action next weekend, when they'll head to Yale for a busy weekend against the Bulldogs, Monmouth, and Boston College. They went 2-1 against the trio last year, losing a narrow one to Yale 4-3 while beating BC 7-0 and Monmouth 4-1.
1. Garcia/Tarwid (BRW) def. Hromic/Alvarez (UB), 6-2
2. Hajdu-Andersson/Mehta (UB) def. Haworth/Mitak (BRW), 6-4
3. Arevalillo/Nittolo (UB) def. Tan/Da Silveira (BRW), 7-5
1. Garcia (BRW) def. Hromic (UB), 6-4, 6-3
2. Alvarez (UB) def. Mitak (BRW), 6-3, 6-0
3. Tarwid (BRW) def. Nittolo (UB), 6-3, 6-2
4. Sergio Arevalillo (UB) def. Haworth (BRW), 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
5. Akhil Mehta (UB) def. Da Silveira (BRW), 6-4, 6-2
6. Tan (BRW) def. Hajdu-Andersson (UB), 6-2, 6-0