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Bulls dominate singles action at Miami for seventh straight win


OXFORD, O.H. -- The University at Buffalo women's tennis team won all six singles matches on Friday afternoon as the Bulls won their seventh straight match and remained unbeaten in MAC play with a 6-1 win at Miami.  The Bulls are now 10-3 on the year and 3-0 in league play.
The RedHawks took the doubles point with 6-4 wins at one and three, but the Bulls did score a win at second doubles as Anna Savchenko and Tanja Stojanovska won, 6-2.
The Bulls won all six singles matches, including three of those in straight sets.  Stojanovska won 6-1, 6-4 at second singles, while junior Arianna Paules Aldreyrecorded a 7-5, 6-3 win at sixth singles. Sophomore Emel Abibula clinched the match for the Bulls with a 7-5, 6-3 at fourth singles.
With the match in hand, the Bulls continued to fight in singles play, winning the other three matches in three sets.  Junior Chantal Martinez Blanco overcame a first set loss at one as she won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.  Senior Lolade Ogungbesan won her opening set at three 6-2, but she fell 6-4 in the second before coming back and winning the third, 6-4. Junior Sanjana Sudhir won her first set 6-4 before losing the second, 7-5.  She then won her match in a tiebreaker at three, 7-6 (5).
"I am so incredibly proud of the fight, energy, and the willingness to be coached by this group today," said head coach Kristen Maines.  "This was a great display of singles and hopefully we can take this momentum into Sunday."
The Bulls conclude their road trip on Sunday at Bowling Green at 11:00 am.
1. Anastasiia Vasiukhin/Nelli Ponomareva (MIAMI) def. Chantal Martinez Blanco/Lolade Ogungbesan (BUFFALO) 6-4
2. Anna Savchenko/Tanja Stojanovska (BUFFALO) def. Milana Lysova/Priyana Kalita (MIAMI) 6-2
3. Emily Struble/Melati Devi (MIAMI) def. Emel Abibula/Arianna Paules Aldrey (BUFFALO) 6-4
1. Chantal Martinez Blanco (BUFFALO) def. Nelli Ponomareva (MIAMI) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Tanja Stojanovska (BUFFALO) def. Milana Lysova (MIAMI) 6-1, 6-4
3. Lolade Ogungbesan (BUFFALO) def. Emily Struble (MIAMI) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
4. Emel Abibula (BUFFALO) def. Priyana Kalita (MIAMI) 7-5, 6-3
5. Sanjana Sudhir (BUFFALO) def. Lena Babunski (MIAMI) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Arianna Paules Aldrey (BUFFALO) def. Melati Devi (MIAMI) 7-5, 6-3

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