The big story of the UB Men's Tennis weekend came yesterday, with the Bulls' first-ever win over Yale, but today they ran their win streak to four with a tighter-than-anticipated 4-3 win over the Boston College Eagles in New Haven.
Buffalo continues to get strong play from the top half of their lineup; Even though Amar Hromic and Pablo Alvarez split their matches, UB is already 10-4 from the #1 and #2 singles spots combined this season, a nice boost from last year when the squad succeeded despite struggles at the top of the singles card.
The Bulls do maintain their hallmark strength from last year's championship season in strong depth in the lower half of the lineup. After taking the doubles point, Sergio Arevalillo (along with Alvarez' win) helped UB build a 3-1 lead with a 7-5,7-5 win at #4 singles. After Amar Hromic dropped his match in three sets and Ethan Nittolo dropped a third-set tiebreaker, it came down to newest Bull Artur Culicovschi at #6 singles. As Akhil Mehta, Johnathan Hannestad, or Arevalillo did so often last year, Culicovschi got the win at the bottom of the lineup, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to give UB the win.
The victory is UB's second win over Boston College in two years. They'll travel to New Jersey next weekend for matches against NJIT and top-30 Princeton
1. Hromic/Alvarez (UB) def. Childree/Workman (BC), 6-3
2. Thirouin/McNulty (BC) def. Hajdu-Andersson/Mehta (UB), 6-3
3. Arevalillo/Nittolo (UB) def. Mukai/Melvin (BC), 6-2
1. Workman (BC) def. Amar Hromic (UB); 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2. Pablo Alvarez (UB) def McNulty (BC); 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Melvin (BC) def. Ethan Nittolo (UB); 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (4)
4. Sergio Arevalillo (UB) def. Mukal (BC); 7-5, 7-5
5. Thirouin (BC) def. Akhil Mehta (UB); 6-1, 6-4
6. Artur Culicovschi (UB) def. Turner (BC); 3-6, 6-1, 6-4