The Bulls started things off in doubles as their regionally-ranked first doubles team of Denise Harijanto and Aleksandra Petrova defeated Katherine Bulling and Kinsey Pate, 9-7. UBís number two team had no trouble in its match as the duo of Tamara Markovic and Kira Golenko won an 8-1 decision over Rebecca Erickson and Megan Douglass. Although the Bulls fell at third doubles, UB did pick up an exhibition win as Sonya Ivanyuk and Anna Subenkova defeated Kelly Maxwell and Ida Donner, 8-2.
Buffalo built a commanding lead in singles as the Bulls won four of the six matches in straight sets. At first singles Harijanto defeated Bulling, 6-4, 6-1, while Diana Popescu took her match at second singles, 6-2, 6-2. Petrova, who was slotted into the third spot, defeated Erickson, 6-4, 6-3, while Markovic and Subenkova picked up wins at fifth and sixth singles, respectively. Markovic took a straight sets victory at 6-4, 6-2, while Subenkova won her match in a super tiebreaker, 6-3, 3-6, 12-10. The Bulls also won two exhibition matches in singles as Diana Toia defeated Maxwell, 6-2, 6-4 and Jenelle Jones-Mitchell defeated Donner, 6-2, 6-2.
The Bulls will continue their trip tomorrow as they play Boston University at 11:00 am.
Buffalo 6, James Madison 1
1. Denise Harijanto and Aleksandra Petrova (UB) def. Katherine Bulling and Kinsey Pate (JMU), 9-7
2. Tamara Markovic and Kira Golenko (UB) def. Rebecca Erickson and Megan Douglas (JMU), 8-1
3. Kristin Nimitz and Michelle Nguyen (JMU) def. Diana Popescu and Diana Toia (UB), 8-5
E Sonya Ivanyuk and Anna Subenkova (UB) def. Kelly Maxwell and Ida Donner (JMU), 8-2
1. Denise Harijanto (UB) def. Katherine Bulling (JMU), 6-4, 6-1
2. Diana Popescu (UB) def. Kinsey Pate (JMU), 6-2, 6-2
3. Aleksandra Petrova (UB) def. Rebecca Erickson (JMU), 6-4, 6-3
4. Megan Douglass (JMU) def. Kira Golenko (UB), 6-2, 2-6, 10-5
5. Tamara Markovic (UB) def. Michelle Nguyen (JMU), 6-4, 6-3
6. Anna Subenkova (UB) def. Kristin Nimitz (JMU), 6-3, 3-6, 12-10
E Diana Toia (UB) def. Kelly Maxwell (JMU), 6-2, 6-4
E Jenelle Jones-Mitchell (UB) def. Ida Donner (JMU), 6-2, 6-2