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Two years ago, Brian Mach of Lancaster was the No. 1 ranked racquetball player in in the city Open Division, an incredible accomplishment at age 58. He might have recently topped that performance as Mach tied for the bronze medal in singles and doubles in the 60-and-over division at the International Racquetball Federation World Senior Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.…

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Amherst is serving up its first set of dedicated pickleball courts. The town would construct four courts in Paradise Park, 750 Paradise Road in East Amherst, at a spot directly south of a parking lot, said Ellen Kost, Amherst's assistant planning director. The town has painted pickleball court lines on tennis courts at Willow Ridge Park and Clearfield Recreation Cent…

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Todd Miller is a Buffalo tennis legend. The 59-year-old East Amherst resident is well-known throughout the tennis world for his accomplishments. Miller is one of only 49 people worldwide to have earned the career lifetime designation of International Master Professional from the Professional Tennis Registry. The PTR is the world’s largest global tennis organization with…

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Don R. Mueller, also known as “Professor Tennis,” has spent the last decade trying to change tennis by insisting the game should be played with two rackets. Rarely, do any opponents approach the speed and power that Mueller produces with his two-handed concept, but that has not meant an easy acceptance of his unique concept. “I feel that the most important part of th…

Sarah Kreiner Godshaw (Class of 2003), a junior squash standout growing up in Buffalo and a collegiate star in the sport, will be inducted into the Robert J. Sheldon Hall of Fame at St. Lawrence University. She played on the first St. Lawrence women’s varsity team in the sport and was one of the Saints’ top three players her entire career. She ranks third in SLU history w…

The registration deadline for the 96th Annual MUNY Tennis Tournament is July 6. The tournament, started by the National Public Parks Association, is played on the Delaware Park courts and has hosted some of the most exciting players in Western New York. The tournament runs from July 11 through July 22. Weekday matches run from 5 p.m. to dusk and weekend games from 9 …

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…