Bulls Open Spring Season With 7-0 Sweep Of St. Bonaventure

Mercedes Losada Rubio

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – The University at Buffalo women's tennis team began the spring season on a high note Friday afternoon as the Bulls rolled past St. Bonaventure, 7-0, at the Miller Tennis Center.

UB began with a strong showing in doubles as it won all three matches.  Junior Chantal Martinez Blanco and senior Lolade Ogungbusen won at first doubles, 6-2, while Tanja Stojanovska and Anna Savchenko came away with a 6-4 win at two.  Arianna Paules Aldrey and Mercedes Losada Rubio won at third double with a 6-0 sweep.

The Bulls won all six matches in singles in straight sets.  Martinez Blanco won at first singles, 6-0, 6-2, followed by Ogungbesan, who won at two, 6-4, 6-3.

Sophomore Emel Abibula won her match at third singles, 6-1, 6-2, and Losada Rubio lost just two games total in a 6-1, 6-1, victory at four.  Junior Sanjana Sudhir swept her opponent at five in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-0, and Paules Aldrey won at six, 6-3, 6-2.

The Bulls will head on the road next weekend for a pair of matches downstate beginning on Friday afternoon at St. John's.

Doubles
1. Chantel Martinez Blanco/Lolade Ogungbesan (UB) def. Gabriella Bowe/Kahlei Reisinger (SBU), 6-2
2.  Tanja Stojanovska/Anna Savchenko (UB) def. Buse Gunay/Francesca Chin (SBU), 6-4
3.  Arianna Paules Aldrey/Mercedes Losada Rubio (UB) def. Nicole Kozinski/Eleanor Gerhard (SBU) 6-0

Singles
1.  Chantal Martinez Blanco (UB) def. Bowe (SBU), 6-0, 6-2
2. Lolade Ogungbesan (UB) def. Reisinger (SBU), 6-4, 6-3
3. Emel Abibula (UB) def. Gunay (SBU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Mercedes Losada Rubio (UB) def. Chin (SBU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Sanjana Sudhir (UB) def. Gerhard (SBU), 6-0, 6-0
6.  Arianna Paules Aldrey (UB) def. Kozinski (SBU), 6-3, 6-2