LEWISBURG, Pa. – Junior Timber Erskine posted a runner-up finish in singles to lead the Bucknell men’s tennis team as it concluded play at the Saint Joseph’s Fall Invitational on Sunday. Erskine went 3-1 in Flight 3 over the span of the three-day event.
“It was a very successful weekend,” said Bucknell head coach Bruce Myers. “We only took four players so we could focus and concentrate on them specifically. Timber Erskine played at a high-level all weekend and really surprised me with his level of play.”
Erskine opened the day with a 7-6 (6), 6-3 win over Lehigh’s Tyler Hansen in the semifinals. He suffered his first loss of the weekend in the championship match, falling to Dan Tan (Saint Joseph’s) 6-3, 6-4. Erskine is 5-2 through two fall tournaments.
Junior Daniel Wright and sophomore Andrei Vitiuc began the day with an 8-3 win over Niagara’s Felipe Fuentes and Josh Wilson in the quarterfinal round of Flight 1 doubles. The pair came up short in their semifinal match, falling to Drexel’s Kashyap Asok and Sinan Orhon 8-4. The Drexel team went on to win the draw.
Vitiuc fought back to win the consolation draw in Flight 4 singles. He recorded victories over opponents from Niagara, Drexel, Loyola, and Villanova in consolation rounds.
“We really played well against the teams like Loyola, Lafayette, Lehigh and Villanova that we will play this spring,” Myers said. “I took away a ton of positives from our matches.”
Bucknell was 7-2 in singles and 3-0 in doubles against the teams Myers referenced.