Bulls Season Comes To An End In MAC Semifinal

Bulls Season Comes To An End In MAC Semifinal

OXFORD, OH - The University at Buffalo women's tennis team played in its first MAC Tournament Semifinal since 2009-10 on Saturday morning, but like the 2009-10 season, the Bulls fell to Miami (OH), 4-0, at the Hepburn Tennis Courts.  The loss ends UB's season with a 15-6 record, its most victories since 2006-07.

The RedHawks, who entered the tournament as the number one seed, looked strong through out as they led through out the morning.  In doubles action, Miami (OH) won at three, 8-2, and then clinched the point with an 8-4 win at one.

In singles play, Miami won the first set in all six matches, but the Bulls put up strong fights at a number of singles contests.  The RedHawks won matches at two and six in straight sets before clinching the match with a win at three.  Matches at one, four and five went unfinished.  Freshman Margarita Kotok held a 5-4 lead in the second set when her match was halted, while senior Anamaria Candanoza lost her first set in a tiebreak at five.  Following the match, Candanoza was named to the All-Tournament Team.

That match was the final one in the careers of four UB seniors, Anamaria Candanoza, Miranda Podlas, Tanvi Shah and Marta Stoyanova

Singles competition

1. Nimisha Mohan (MIAMI) vs. Tanvi Shah (BUFF) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished

2. Andreea Badileanu (MIAMI) def. Miranda Podlas (BUFF) 6-1, 6-0

3. Christiana Raymond (MIAMI) def. Laura Fernandez (BUFF) 6-2, 6-2

4. Alix Thurman (MIAMI) vs. Margarita Kotok (BUFF) 6-2, 4-5, unfinished

5. Christine Guerrazzi (MIAMI) vs. Anamaria Candanoza (BUFF) 7-6 (7-4), 4-1, unfinished

6. Ana Rajkovic (MIAMI) def. Marta Stoyanova (BUFF) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Nimisha Mohan/Andreea Badileanu (MIAMI) def. Tanvi Shah/Marta Stoyanova (BUFF) 8-4

2. Christine Guerrazzi/Alix Thurman (MIAMI) vs. Miranda Podlas/Margarita Kotok (BUFF) 7-3, unfinished

3. Ana Rajkovic/Christiana Raymond (MIAMI) def. Laura Holterbosch/Anamaria Candanoza (BUFF) 8-2

Match Notes

Buffalo 15-5, 5-3 MAC

Miami University 15-6, 7-1 MAC

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,6,3)

Second-round Mid-American Conference Tournament match

No. 1 seed Miami vs. No. 4 seed Buffalo