BUFFALO, NY - The Ball State University men's tennis team (12-14, 2-3 MAC) lost a close 4-3 match at Buffalo Friday evening.
Dalton Albertin and Cliff Morrison teamed up at No. 1 doubles for the Cardinals as they defeated Buffalo's Wojciech Starakiewicz and Mitch Zenaty by a score of 8-6. The remainder of the Ball State doubles tandems would lose giving Buffalo the doubles point.
In singles action BSU tried to come back as Alexandre Brym tied the match at 1-1 with his two set defeat at No. 4 singles over Marcelo Mazzetto. The Bulls won the next three to go up 4-1 over Ball State. Andres Monroy and Zane Smith closed out the match with victories at the No. 5 and No. 3 positions respectively.
The Ball State University men's tennis team will compete in the Mid-American Conference tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich., which will be hosted by Western Michigan Thursday through Saturday.
1 Dalton Albertin/Cliff Morrison (BSU) d. Wojciech Starakiewicz/Mitch Zenaty (UB), 8-6
2 Travis Zappia/Marcelo Mazzetto (UB) d. Zane Smith/Derek Carpenter (BSU), 8-6
3 Vusa Hove/George Tibil (UB) d. Shaun Bussert/Austin Sansone (BSU), 9-7
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
1 Wojciech Starakiewicz (UB) d. Dalton Albertin (BSU), 7-6 (3), 6-2
2 Vusa Hove (UB) d. Cliff Morrison (BSU), 7-5, 6-0
3 Zane Smith (BSU) d. George Tibil (UB), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5)
4 Alexandre Brym (BSU) d. Marcelo Mazzetto (UB), 6-4, 6-0
5 Andres Monroy (BSU) d. Jason Simon (UB), 7-6 (5), 6-4
6 Alex Kalinin (UB) d. Austin Sansone (BSU), 6-2, 7-6 (6)
Order of finish: 4, 2, 6, 1, 5, 3