UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Bucknell men’s tennis, took on two Big Ten opponents in one day Sunday, falling 4-0 to Michigan State and 7-0 to No. 48 Penn State at the Nittany Lions’ Indoor Tennis Center.

The Bison, who have now played four teams from Power Five conferences and two nationally-ranked opponents, dropped to 3-15 on the season. Michigan State is 7-10 after splitting its matches with Bucknell and Penn State, and the Nittany Lions are 11-6 with wins in three straight matches.

Bucknell nearly took the doubles point against Michigan State. Andrei Vitiuc and Max McDonald won the first completed match 6-3 over Billy Shisler and Jack Winkler on court two. The Bison were edged 7-6 on both courts one and three.

McDonald pushed his Penn State opponent to three sets on court three before falling 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 to Alp Sentay. The Nittany Lions freshman represented the Turkish National Team from ages 12-18.

Ben Gerber and Drew Krantz won in doubles on court three against the Nittany Lions.

"We are really playing a high-level of tennis right now coming back from California to play two Big Ten teams," Bucknell head coach Bruce Myers said. "(Colin) Sacco, (Max) Garramone, and Mconald battled hard."

The Bison will play at Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Michigan State 4, Bucknell 0
Mar 18, 2018 at University Park, Pa. (Indoor Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Brett Forman (MSU) vs. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) no result
2. Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) vs. Josh Mukherjee (MSU) 1-2, unfinished
3. Davis Wong (MSU) def. Max Kane (BUCKNELL) 6-0, 6-0
4. Jasper Koenen (MSU) def. Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) 7-5, 6-2
5. Jack Winkler (MSU) def. Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 6-3
6. Colin Sacco (BUCKNELL) vs. Billy Shisler (MSU) 4-6, 2-5, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Brett Forman/Jasper Koenen (MSU) def. Daniel Wright/Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) 7-6 (7-3)
2. Andrei Vitiuc/Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) def. Billy Shisler/Jack Winkler (MSU) 6-3
3. Davis Wong/Josh Mukherjee (MSU) def. Timber Erskine/Max Garramone (BUCKNELL) 7-6

#48 Penn State 7, Bucknell 0
Mar 18, 2018 at University Park, Pa. (Indoor Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. #94 Constant De La Basse (PSU) def. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 6-4
2. Christos Antonopoulo (PSU) def. Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 6-2
3. Alp Sentay (PSU) def. Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3
4. Zach Lieb (PSU) def. Adrien Crastes (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 6-2
5. Chris Kuhnle (PSU) def. Colin Sacco (BUCKNELL) 8-4
6. Noah Sutter (PSU) def. Drew Krantz (BUCKNELL) 8-2

Doubles competition
1. Alp Sentay/Christos Antonopoulo (PSU) def. Andrei Vitiuc/Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) 6-2
2. Christian Lakoseljac/Matt Galush (PSU) def. Timber Erskine/Max Kane (BUCKNELL) 6-0
3. Ben Gerber/Drew Krantz (BUCKNELL) def. Zach Lieb/Noah Sutter (PSU) 5-4 (8-6)