ROCHESTER, NY - The University at Buffalo's men's tennis team pulled out a 4-3 win over Rochester to improve the Bulls' record to 9-7 overall as they head into Mid-American Conference action.
The Bulls pulled out the match with three singles victories including a thrilling three-set contest that gave UB the win over one of the top Division III programs in the region. Kasiman defeated Reddy, 6-4, 6-3, at number one while Zieziula had little trouble rolling past Shenker, 6-2, 6-1. Rocchio clinched the win for the Bulls by rallying from a set down in the number two singles match to defeat Ryan. After falling, 6-4, in the first set, Rocchio took the second set by an identical 6-4 score and then proceeded to take the deciding third set by a 6-2 score.
The remaining singles matches were won by the Yellow Jackets. At number three, UB's Josh Liederman (Queens Village, NY/Benjamin Cardozo) fell to Williford, 6-3, 6-2. At number four, Prahudha was defeated, 6-3, 6-4, by Bruce-Black. At number six, Ivan Chamdani (Jakarta, Indonesia/ESI International Academy) went three sets but fell to Dan Schoenherr, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
The Bulls travel to Kalamazoo, MI to open the MAC portion of the schedule with a Tuesday match at Western Michigan.
UB 4, Rochester 3
1 Fery Kasiman (UB) d. Avinash Reddy (UR), 6-4, 6-3
2 Randy Rocchio (UB) d. Colin Ryan (UR), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
3 Dan Williford (UR) d. Josh Liederman (UB), 6-3, 6-2
4 Josh Bruce-Black (UR) d. Rannga Prahudha (UB), 6-3, 6-4
5 Nick Zieziula (UB) d. Brian Shenker (UR), 6-2, 6-1
6 Dan Schoenherr (UR) d. Ivan Chamdani (UB), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
1 Zieziula/Rocchio (UB) d. Ryan/Williford (UR), 8-6
2 Reddy/Bruce-Black (UR) d. Kasiman/Prahudha (UB), 9-8 (5)
3 Rohan Raikar/Chris Pyke (UB) d. Eric Prince/Shenker (UR), 8-6