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UB women's tennis closes out regular season with 4-3 win at Toledo


TOLEDO, Ohio – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team closed out the regular season with its fifth straight victory, defeating Toledo 4-3.  The Bulls improved to 5-3 in MAC play as they begin next week's conference tournament as the third seed.

The Rockets won the doubles point with victories at two and three, but the Bulls led at one when doubles play was stopped.

Buffalo was able to win four of the six matches in singles play to come back for the victory.  Toledo picked up wins at one and four, but the Bulls were victorious in the other four.  Sophomore Chantal Martinez Blanco won at second singles, 6-4, 6-3, while freshman Emel Abibula came away with a 6-4, 7-5 win at three.

Sophomore Mercedes Losada Rubio won 6-2, 6-2 at fifth singles and fellow sophomore Sanjana Sudhir picked up another win at six with a 6-4, 7-5 win.

"Toledo gave us a tough fight today," said assistant coach Smaranda Stan. "They played really smart doubles, but we came back in singles and played very disciplined with a clear mind on the strategy."

The Bulls will open Mid-American Conference Tournament play on Friday when the third-seeded Bulls take on the #6 seed, Western Michigan.  The match will begin at 2pm.  The winner will face #2 Akron in the league semifinals.