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Losada Rubio and Vaghela named UB Athletes of the Week


BUFFALO -- Mercedes Losada Rubio and Vidit Vaghela were named as the University at Buffalo's Athletes of the Week this morning.

Sophomore Mercedes Losada Rubio won both of her matches in straight sets this past weekend as the Bulls won their fifth straight match and clinched the #3 seed in the upcoming Mid-American Conference Tournament.  She opened the weekend on Friday at fifth singles with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Alejandra Barcelo Almoyna of Eastern Michigan and then helped the Bulls to a 4-3 win over Toledo on Sunday as she again won in straight sets, this time defeating Megan Miller, 6-2, 6-2.

Junior Vidit Vaghela went a perfect 3-0 this past weekend at second singles as the Bulls capped off a perfect regular season and clinched a MAC Regular Season title. He clinched the match on Wednesday at Binghamton with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory and then he followed that up with a 6-3, 5-7, 10-1 win on Friday against Ball State.  Vaghela then saved his best win for last as he clinched the match on Sunday against Northern Illinois at second singles as he overcame a first set loss to Bor Schweiger Muzar to come back and win 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, clinching the match and the title.