Tonawanda News

College Sports

February 8, 2006

UB’s Ortman earns two tennis victories

North Tonawanda, NY — Amherst native Kristen Ortman and partner Natalie Dean picked up an 8-3 win over the Cleveland State team of Kristin Chamberlain and Lindsay Sellers to help the Bulls earn a 7-0 victory Sunday. The win kept UB (3-0) unbeaten on the season, while dropping Cleveland State to 6-4.

Ortman, a graduate of Amherst High School, also needed just 40 minutes to defeat Jenn Myers in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

The Bulls next face Syracuse University at 4 p.m. Friday before taking on Colgate at 1 p.m. Saturday. Both matches will be played at Syracuse University.

- Women’s basketball: The host Ball State Cardinals outscored Buffalo 42-29 in the second half en route to a 70-56 victory Saturday afternoon.

Brooke Meunier led the Bulls (7-13 overall, 2-7 Mid-American Conference) with 20 points, while sophomore Stephanie Bennett added 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Freshman Jamie Schiebner added a game-high 10 rebounds for her second straight double-digit rebound performance.

UB looks to right the ship at 7 p.m. today when it hosts Central Michigan in Alumni Arena. The Bulls are then on the road at 2 p.m. Saturday, traveling to Western Michigan.

- Women’s swimming: UB finished up its regular season with a 123-105 loss at Eastern Michigan on Saturday. The Bulls (3-8, 0-7) had four first-place finishers in the meet, as Rachel Sorg took first in the 200-yard backstroke in 2 minutes, 11.71 seconds. Julie Marcotte touched first in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.11), while Jennifer Skerker collected her first win of the season, finishing the 500 freestyle in 5:28.13.

Freshmen Megan Stratton and Tess Johnson placed first and second in the diving competition, respectively.

The Bulls conclude the regular season at 2 p.m. Saturday with a meet against Cornell. Tonawanda High School graduate Jackie English will swim her last meet for the Bulls.

- Wrestling: In one of the most anticipated matches of the year, Kyle Cerminara lost a closely-contested bout with Central Michigan’s Wynn Michalak on Saturday.

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