Broncos Seek Defense of Title at MAC Tourney
Western Michigan Broncos (17-9, 3-2 MAC) vs. Buffalo Bulls (9-9, 3-2 MAC)
Friday, April 26 // 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET
DeKalb, Ill. // Huskie Tennis Courts (outdoors) or Vaughan Athletic Center (indoors)
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This will be the 20th meeting between Western Michigan and Buffalo, with the Broncos owning a 16-3 advantage in the all-time series against the Bulls. The last time the teams met, though, Buffalo edged the Broncos 4-3 at Sorensen Courts. The teams split the singles session at three matches apiece, but the Bulls picked up the doubles point to complete the win. Nadin Indre, Pablo Mora, and Andrew Cahn all earned singles victories in the match.
The last time these teams met in the Mid-American Conference tournament was just last season, with the Broncos shutting out the Bulls 4-0 en route to their ninth tournament title and ninth trip to the NCAA Tournament under head coach Dave Morin. Nadin Indre was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, having gone 5-0 overall over the course of the weekend and clinching the Broncos' semifinals win over Northern Illinois.
INTO THE SWING
Freshman Ruben Greiner has been improving steadily over the course of his first collegiate season, and the rookie had one of his best weekends in the final tune-up before the MAC Tournament. Greiner helped the Broncos clinch the #2 seed in the MAC tournament with a 2-0 day against Toledo, teaming with Nadin Indre for a No. 1 doubles victory and winning his No. 4 singles match. Greiner and Indre picked up the first doubles win of the day for the Broncos, beating Tomas Stillman and Nicholas Wong 8-4 at the No. 1 position; Western Michigan went on to clinch the doubles point. Greiner came back from a set down in singles play against Wong to win at No. 4 doubles, winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to wrap the scoring in the match.