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Alex Rybakov of Coral Springs, Fla., won the singles title at the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men’s $25,000 Futures championship for the second year in a row Sunday.| The TCU senior, 21, walked away with the title when his opponent Deiton Baughman retired in the second set. Rybakov had won the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (5) and was leading in the second, 3-1, when the …

It was a day full of nail bitters and close calls Thursday at the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men’s $25,000 Futures Tournament at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. No. 4 seed Deiton Baughman defeated Cornell standout David Volfson of Canada 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the first match of the day. Paul Krainik, the No. 6 seed, took down Maksim Tikhomirov 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 (2…

It was a day of seeding upsets on Wednesday in singles at the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men's $25,000 Futures Tournament at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. No. 1 seed Matias Franco Descotte of Argentina and No. 2 Emilio Gomez of Ecuador both lost in the first round of the main draw. Descotte fell to Lucas Gomez of Mexico, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Jenson Brooksby, the B…

The top three seeds will begin play today in the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men’s $25,000 Futures Tournament at Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. No. 1 Matias Franco Descotte of Argentina will be the second match of the day on the show court, taking on Lucas Gomez of Mexico. That’s after No. 2  Emilio Gomez of Ecuador opens play at 11 a.m. against Jenson Brooksby, …

Last year's singles champion Alex Rybakov will begin defense of his title when play in the main draw starts today in the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men's $25,000 Futures tournament at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. Rybakov, the No. 5 seed, will face Temur Ismailov of Uzbekhistan in one of three first-round matches that get play going at 11 a.m. A noon match wi…

Lucas Renard, the highest remaining seed at No. 2, and eight other seeded players advanced Sunday in the second round of qualifying for the $25,000 Sargent & Collins LLP Men's Futures Tournament at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. Renard of Sweden defeated Bryant University star Matt Kuhar, 7-6 (3), 7-5. Renard will face Daniel Fainblum of Canada today. Fain…

University at Buffalo senior Ethan Nittolo made his pro debut with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over American Evan Shamlian as play got under way Saturday in the qualifying draw of the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men's $25,000 Future Tournament hosted by the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. Nittolo, from Flushing, had a 13-5 record at second and third singles for UB this spr…

University at Buffalo senior Ethan Nittolo made his pro debut with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over American Evan Shamlian as play got under way Saturday in the qualifying draw of the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men's $25,000 Future Tournament hosted by the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. Nittolo, from Flushing, had a 13-5 record at second and third singles for UB this spr…

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The Sargent and Collins LLP Attorneys at Law Men’s Futures Tournament begins Saturday at the Miller Tennis Center. The tournament, which will span over nine days and is part of the UTSA circuit, has a $25,000 prize, the highest in the tournament's history. Last year the prize was $15,000, but Todd Miller, the owner of the Miller Tennis Center and the co-tournament dire…

The Buffalo Racquet Club will hold an open house from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on June 2, with a rain date of June 9. The tennis club, at 111 Twyla Place in the Town of Tonawanda, has six red clay courts as well as lights for night play and wind screens. It also offers a ball machine for practice. The club is governed and maintained by volunteers. Those interested in trying…

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The largest prize purse in the history of the event will be awarded when the Miller Tennis Center hosts the 2018 USTA Pro Circuit June 9-17. The $25,000 Sargent & Collins LLP Men’s Futures Tournament marks its eighth consecutive year in Buffalo. The tournament is sponsored by the aforementioned law firm with Nicholas J. Sargent as its managing partner. Sargent wa…

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University at Buffalo men's tennis coach Lee Nickell had to make a change after the team dropped its first two matches of the spring season. He swapped his doubles groupings for the Bulls' Jan. 28 meeting with St. John's, uniting his two seniors, Vidit Vaghela and Petr Vodak, on the second pair. There hasn't been a reason to separate them since. Vodak and Vaghela hav…

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When Todd and Debbie Miller established Miller Tennis Center in 2007, their goal was to turn the area’s largest year-round facility into one of the nation’s best. Ten years later the couple has exceeded their goal. Miller Tennis Center has been honored by the Professional Tennis Registry by being named PTR's "Private Tennis Facility of the Year" for 2018. PTR, founde…

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Even at the age of 7 Maureen Rasp-Glose possessed outstanding athletic skills, skills that continue to serve her well on the tennis court at the age of 64. She competed in a baseball league (hard ball!) and football with boys 8-10 years old. "Even at that early age I was extremely active and loved to win no matter what sport I was playing," she said. At St. Aloysius Sch…