BUFFALO, NY – Unable to capitalize on Saturday's 4-3 win over 74th-ranked Western Michigan, the University at Buffalo men's tennis team saw its five-match unbeaten streak and perfect home record snapped by 59th-ranked Binghamton, 5-2, at the University Tennis Center on Sunday.
UB won one singles match against the Bearcats (18-1) as the number two duo of Wojciech Starakiewicz and George Tibil defeated Moshe Levy and Haggai, 8-4.
Sunday's match was the final home appearance for seniors Kirill Kolomyts and Eric Rothstein. The Bulls finished their home schedule with a 5-1 record, playing their first four matches indoors at the Miller Tennis Center before the weekend matches outdoors at the University Tennis Center against Western Michigan and Binghamton.
Two weeks remain in the regular season with UB traveling to Illinois for a pair of Mid-American Conference matches next weekend. UB meets Chicago State on Saturday, April 11 and Northern Illinois on Sunday, April 12. The Bulls are 2-0 in league play this season, their best start in conference history.
No. 59 Binghamton 5, Buffalo 2
1 Sven Vloedgraven/Gilbert Wong (BU) d. Marcelo Mazzetto/Kirill Kolomyts (UB), 8-4
2 Wojciech Starakiewicz/George Tibil (UB) d. Moshe Levy/Alexandre Haggai (BU), 8-4
3 Bastian Bornkessel/Ruben Devos (BU) d. Vusa Hove/Mitch Zenaty (UB), 8-5
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
1 Sven Vloedgraven (BU) d. Wojciech Starakiewicz (UB), 6-1, 6-2
2 Moshe Levy (BU) d. Marcelo Mazzetto (UB), 6-1, 6-4
3 Gilbert Wong (BU) d. Kirill Kolomyts (UB), 6-1, 6-1
4 Arnav Jain (BU) d. George Tibil (UB), 6-3, 6-4
5 Vusa Hove (UB) d. Alexandre Haggai (BU), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)
6 Alex Kalinin (UB) d. Bastian Bornkessel (BU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Order of finish: 3, 4, 2, 1, 5, 6