SAN DIEGO – Bucknell men’s tennis posted a 1-1 record on Wednesday, recording a 7-2 win over Cypress College and a 5-0 loss to Pepperdine.
The Bison moved their record to 3-13 on the season. Cypress dropped to 6-5, while Pepperdine improved to 3-10.
Bucknell has a tough task ahead of it as it prepares for two matches in one day back in Pennsylvania. The Bison will play Michigan State and Penn State both in State College on Sunday.
Bucknell 7, Cypress College 2
Bucknell took two of three doubles matches and five of six in singles on its way to a 7-2 in over Cypress College.
“We’re finally starting to play to our potential and make the adjustments to the outdoor game,” Bucknell head coach Bruce Myers said. “Some of the players have really competed well. Max Kane, Adrien Crastes, and our doubles overall have really been solid.”
Kane and Crastes were two of Bucknell’s singles winners in the match. Kane came out on top in a three-set battle on court two, 1-6, 6-4, 10-1, while Crastes beat his opponent on court six, 7-5, 6-0.
It was a total team effort for the Bison as numerous players contributed. Timber Erskine and Max Garramone teamed up for a 7-5 win on court two doubles, while Max McDonald and Drew Krantz shut out their opponents 6-0 on court three.
Pepperdine 5, Bucknell 0
Pepperdine won all of the completed matches in a 5-0 win over Bucknell in the Bison’s final match of their spring break trip to California.
“The team competed well against a historically powerful Pepperdine team,” Myers said.
The Bison were in contention in numerous close matches that went unfinished starting on court one doubles where Andrei Vitiuc and McDonald were tied 4-4.
In singles, Garramone was edged 7-6 in the first set but led 2-0 in the second on court five. Wright dropped the first set but was tied 3-3 in the second on court one.