The UB women’s tennis team (6-0) dominated Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2-1), 6-1, at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville Saturday. The following day, UB remained victorious, defeating Bucknell University (2-1), 5-2, to notch a six-game win streak.
First and second doubles wins allowed the Bulls to secure a point and clutch an early advantage. First double team seniors Pia Schwarz and Nikoleta Antoniou-Karademitrou started off hot with a 6-4 win. Second doubles team junior Azra Deniz Comlek and senior Hsin-Yun Shih achieved their win after shutting out the Hawks 6-0.
IUP secured their sole win at third singles after Schwarz won 6-3, 6-3 at first singles and Shih dominated 6-2, 6-1 at second singles. The Bulls went on to win at four and five to continue their superior streak thanks to a win by junior Ambre Amat 6-2, 6-2 and sophomore Mariana Carvajal Torres 6-3, 6-0.
The visitors forfeited the third doubles and sixth singles matches. UB won four of the five matches they participated in.
Continuing its hot streak, UB left the Miller Tennis Center triumphant once again Sunday afternoon after advancing over Bucknell.
Bucknell started off sharp, grabbing all three doubles matches, but Buffalo responded quickly by seizing five of the six singles matches. Torres’ conquest of 6-3, 6-4 propelled UB onto the board.
Amat prevailed in her opening match in a tiebreaker to win 7-6, 6-3. Buffalo concluded the match after junior Lolina Schietekat Sedas hung on to sixth singles 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Schwarz won her match 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.
The Bulls will hit their home court again this Friday to match up against Siena at 1 p.m. and St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m.
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Kayla Sterner is an assistant sports editor at The Spectrum. She is studying communications with the hopes of being a sideline reporter. In her spare time, she can be found in the gym, watching football or vibing to Mac Miller. Kayla is on Twitter @kaylasterner.