Playing outdoors for the first time at home this season -- and only third time overall -- Miami claimed the doubles point by sweeping the Bulls. Nimisha Mohan and Alix Thurman rolled to an 8-1 victory at No. 2, before Christine Guerrazzi and Ana Rajkovic won five of the last six games in an 8-4 decision at No. 1. The RedHawks' No. 3 team of Ramona Costea and Christiana Raymond rallied from a 4-3 deficit to win 8-6.
The Bulls (10-1, 1-1) were forced to juggle their singles lineup when their No. 1 player, Tanvi Shah, had an issue with her back during doubles play. Miami took advantage of the change, taking five of the six single matches. Raymond dropped just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 3 and Costea earned a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 6.
Thurman clinched the team victory with a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 2, while Mohan fell behind 4-1 in the first set before rallying 6-4, 6-2. Guerrazzi posted the RedHawks' other win at No. 4, taking her first set 6-2, then needing to come from behind in the second 7-6 (8-6).
Buffalo earned its only point at No. 5, edging out Rajkovic 6-4, 7-5.
Miami continues its homestand tomorrow afternoon when it welcomes MAC preseason favorite Akron to Oxford. The RedHawks and Zips, who have met in each of the last two conference championship finals, begin play at 1 p.m.