PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -
The Temple women's tennis team picked up a 4-3 win over visiting Buffalo on Sunday, February 26, at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center.
In a match that started with singles instead of the traditional start with doubles, Yana Mavrina
got the Owls on the board first with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 1. The Bulls tied it up at 1-1 with Miranda Podlas' three-set win over Agnese Rozite
(6-3, 4-6, 6-3) at the fifth flight.
TU earned the next two points when Paola Calderon
picked up a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at number two and Jordan Batey
defeated Kira Golenko at number four, 6-2, 6-3.
Buffalo cut it to one with a win at the third flight, but Rebecca Breland
wrapped up the win with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Anamaria Candanoza at number six, giving Temple the 4-2 advantage.
Despite the match already being decided, the teams still played out the doubles point, with the Bulls winning the second and third flights to earn the point.
Temple is 4-4 and is off until March 7 when it travels to UNC-Wilmington for a 2 p.m. match.
Temple (4-4) 4, Buffalo (1-5) 3
1. Yana Mavrina
(TU) def. Tanvi Shah (UB) - 6-2, 6-3
2. Paola Calderon
(TU) def. Marta Stoyanova (UB) - 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
3. Tamara Markovic (UB) def. Alicia Doms
(TU) - 6-4, 7-5
4. Jordan Batey
(TU) def. Kira Golenko (UB) - 6-2, 6-3
5. Miranda Podlas (UB) def. Agnese Rozite
(TU) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
6. Rebecca Breland
(TU) def. Anamaria Candanoza (UB) - 6-4, 6-1
Extra Match: Carly Bohman
(TU) def. Shir Aharon (UB) - 8-2
1. Breland/Rozite (TU) def. Podlas/Shah (UB) - 8-5
2. Markovic/Stoyanova (UB) def. Cristina Grimaldi
/Mavrina (TU) - 8-7(6)
3. Candanoza/Golenko (UB) def. Carly Bohman
/Maame Ama Osei
(TU) - 8-3
Order of finish: Doubles 1,3,2. Singles 1,5,2,4,3,6