As I laid out this morning, neither Buffalo nor Duquesne lost much from last year's matchup, won 4-3 by the Dukes, and both brought in talented freshmen to #2 singles.
Tonight, UB took the doubles point to get out on the right foot and held that narrow lead throughout for a 4-3 win themselves, flipping the script on the Dukes from last season.
Needing only to split the singles points after relatively smooth doubles wins at #2 and #3, Buffalo weathered a back and forth affair in singles. Tanja Stojanovska at #1 was the first to fall, but Chantal Martinez-Blanco, Margarita Kotok, and Mercedes Losada Rubio all got to third sets while Laura Holterbosch reestablished the lead with a quick win over Alexa Miller at #4.
The Bulls and Dukes traded wins at #5 and #6, as Losada Rubio fell in the swing set while Sanjana Sudhir pulled out the win. It's not clear in which order #2 and #3 finished, but it was those talented freshmen at #2 that decided the match, as Martinez-Blanco outduelled Julianne Herman to clinch the dual for UB.
The Bulls are off to next weekend, when they'll face JUCO power ASA College and Niagara to continue their homestand.
1. Agasieva/Kotok (UB) lose; 3-6
2. Stojanovska/Martinez Blanco (UB) win; 6-2
3. Holterbosch/Haraldson (UB) win; 6-4
1. Isaacs (DUQ) def. Stojanovska (UB)
2. Martinez-Blanco (UB) def. Herman (DUQ)
3. Adams (DUQ) def. Kotok (UB)
4. Holterbosch (UB) def. Alexa Miller (DUQ)
5. Sudhir (UB) def. Ally Miller (DUQ)
6. Stelmaszak (DUQ) def. Losada Rubio (UB)