Bulls Roll Over Mastodons, 7-0

UB men's tennis team picks up first-ever Mid-American Conference win

BUFFALO, NY - The University at Buffalo notched its first Mid-American Conference men's tennis victory since joining the league in 1998 with a 7-0 win over affiliate member Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne at the University Tennis Center on Thursday afternoon.

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Josh Liederman
The Bulls (10-8, 1-1 MAC) rolled to the victory without dropping a set to the Mastodons (5-8, 0-2 MAC). UB swept the three doubles matches. Top duo Randy Rocchio (East Amherst, NY/Williamsville East) and Nick Zieziula (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) downed Michael Parker and Daniel Jackson, 8-5. The number two team of Rannga Prayudha (Jakarta, Indonesia/ESI International Academy) and Josh Liederman (Queens Village, NY/Benjamin Cardozo) defeated Billy Ruxton and Michael Chase Jr. by an identical 8-5 score. The sweep was complete with the number three team of Fery Kasiman (Jakarta, Indonesia/ESI International Academy) and Rohan Raikar (Albany, NY/Albany) defeating Matt Muns and Jessy Nikho, 8-3.

UB also won all six singles matches in straight sets. Kasiman downed Parker, 6-1, 6-2, at number one. Rocchio rolled past Ruxton, 6-0, 6-2, at number two. Zieziula, moving up to number three, won over Chase, 6-1, 6-0. Liederman knocked off Jackson, 6-1, 6-1, at number four. Prayudha defated Nikho, 6-0, 6-1 at number five and Raikar closed out the match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Scott Beasley at number six.

Buffalo 7, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne 0

Singles

1 Fery Kasiman (UB) d. Michael Parker (IPFW), 6-1, 6-2

2 Randy Rocchio(UB) d. Billy Ruxton (IPFW), 6-0, 6-2

3 Nick Zieziula (UB) d. Michael Chase Jr. (IPFW), 6-1, 6-0

4 Josh Liederman (UB) d. Daniel Jackson (IPFW), 6-1, 6-1

5 Rangga Prayudha (UB) d. Jessy Nikho (IPFW), 6-0, 6-1

6 Rohan Raikar (UB) d. Scott Beasley (IPFW), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

1 Randy Rocchio/Nick Ziezula (UB) d. Michael Parker/Daniel Jackson (IPFW), 8-5

2 Rannga Prayudha/Josh Liederman (UB) d. Billy Ruxton/Michael Chase Jr. (IPFW), 8-5

3. Fery Kasiman/Rohan Raikar (UB) d. Matt Muns/Jessy Nikho (IPFW), 8-3

03/20/2003

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