CLEVELAND, Ohio – Bucknell continued its stretch of four matches in three days Saturday, dropping a pair of contests in Ohio. The Bison opened the day with a 6-1 loss to Butler at Cleveland State’s Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion, and then fell 6-1 to Youngstown State at the Boardman Tennis Center.

Senior Max Kane notched the lone point for Bucknell in the match against Butler, and it came with an impressive win. Kane outlasted Spencer Lang, 6-3, 4-6, 11-9 on court two. Lang had 30 wins last season and went 3-0 in the Big East Tournament while leading the Bulldogs to the league title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The Bison recorded a pair of doubles wins to pick up a point in the match against Youngstown State. Kane teamed with senior Timber Erskine for a 6-4 win on court two, while junior Andrei Vitiuc and Max McDonald were 6-2 winners on court three.

On Friday, Bucknell suffered a 4-3 setback to Saint Francis. McDonald and Colin Sacco had singles victories. Winning in doubles were the teams of Ben Gerber/Daniel Wright and Erskine/Kane.

Bucknell wraps up its four-match weekend trip when it takes on Cleveland State on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Saint Francis 4, Bucknell 3
2/16/2018 at Monroeville, Pa. (The Club Sport and Health) 

Singles competition
1. Franz Luna (SFU) def. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Alec Dylan Foo-Kune (SFU) def. Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Sebastian Pinos (SFU) def. Max Kane (BUCKNELL) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) def. Samuel Miller (SFU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Eduardo Garcia (SFU) def. Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
6. Colin Sacco (BUCKNELL) def. Chad Allender (SFU) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Ben Gerber/Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) def. Alec Dylan Foo-Kune/Eduardo Garcia (SFU) 6-1
2. Timber Erskine/Max Kane (BUCKNELL) def. Franz Luna/Sebastian Pinos (SFU) 6-4
3. Chad Allender/Samuel Miller (SFU) def. Max McDonald/Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 7-5

Butler 6, Bucknell 1
2/17/2018 at Cleveland, Ohio (Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion) 

Singles competition
1. Mason Dragos (BUTLER) def. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 7-5
2. Max Kane (BUCKNELL) def. Spencer Lang (BUTLER) 6-3, 4-6, 11-9
3. Michael Dickson (BUTLER) def. Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 6-2
4. Adrian Mag (BUTLER) def. Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 6-2
5. Lope Adelakun (BUTLER) def. Colin Sacco (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 7-5
6. Sam Sullivan (BUTLER) def. Timber Erskine (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 7-6
Doubles competition
1. Aviv Ben Shabat/Mason Dragos (BUTLER) def. Ben Gerber/Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 6-0
2. Spencer Lang/Michael Dickson (BUTLER) def. Max Kane/Timber Erskine (BUCKNELL) 7-5
3. Ari Gerstein/Adrian Mag (BUTLER) def. Max McDonald/Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 7-6

Youngstown State 6, Bucknell 1
2/17/2018 at Boardman, Ohio (Boardman Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Joao Garretto (YSU) def. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 6-4
2. Danylo Veremeichuk (YSU) def. Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 6-3
3. Vasileios Vardakis (YSU) def. Max Kane (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 6-3
4. Bassem El Mekawi (YSU) def. Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 7-5
5. Matthew Kritzinger (YSU) def. Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) 6-0, 6-4
6. Yossi Dahan (YSU) def. Colin Sacco (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Danylo Veremeichuk/Joao Garretto (YSU) vs. Ben Gerber/Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 5-5, unfinished
2. Max Kane/Timber Erskine (BUCKNELL) def. Yossi Dahan/Vasileios Vardakis (YSU) 6-4
3. Andrei Vitiuc/Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) def. Matthew Kritzinger/Bassem El Mekawi (YSU) 6-2