With four singles wins Friday, the St. Bonaventure men's tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championships in Monroeville, Pa.
The fourth-seeded Bonnies defeated No. 5 Saint Joseph's, 4-1. Down, 1-0, after losing the doubles point, Bona swept the next four matches. Senior Mario Arce earned a 6-1, 6-4 win over Francisco Velazquez at first singles.
The Bonnies will face top-seeded and defending champion Richmond today.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: The University at Buffalo (7-3, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) won five of six singles matches to earn a 5-2 win over Northern Illinois. The Bulls Andreea Novaceanu rallied from a 4-2 second-set deficit to earn a 6-2, 6-4 win over Cassie Drake at first singles.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE: With two minutes left in regulation, George Washington netted a goal for a 9-8 win over St. Bonaventure. Kelly Chevez scored four goals -- on four shots -- as the Bonnies dropped to 0-2 in the A-10, 9-2 overall. . . . Using a 7-2 run in the second half, Buffalo State rallied for an 11-10 win over Elmira. Chelsey Frail scored four goals for the Bengals (4-0).
BASEBALL: UB stranded 12 runners in a 7-1 loss at Bowling Green. The Bulls (10-13, 0-2) scored off a home run by senior Joe Mihalics (Timon/St. Jude) in the fifth inning. Mihalics finished the game 3 for 5, while Dan Quinn (Frontier) went 3 for 5 with a double. . . . Erie Community College swept a doubleheader with Onondaga with wins of 2-0 and 6-2. In the first game, Mike Ziewicki (Maryvale) pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout with five strikeouts. In the nightcap, Mike Rosenberry (Clarence) had a single and two RBIs for the Kats (12-7 overall, 5-0 Region III).
SOFTBALL: Buffalo State split a doubleheader at Oneonta, losing the first game, 7-2, while winning the nightcap, 4-1. Nicole Sabuda (Orchard Park) had a two-run triple in the first inning of the second game to pace the Bengals (15-3, 4-2 SUNYAC).
GOLF: St. Bonaventure finished the first round of the 21-team Layfayette Invitational tied for second place with Binghamton while Niagara completed play tied for fourth place. Junior Josh Anderson led Bona with a 4-over-par 74 at the Center Valley Golf Course in Easton, Pa. For the Purple Eagles, junior Andrew Burke also shot a 74 -- one stroke shy of his career low. The final round begins this morning.