VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Bucknell women’s tennis team saw its five-match winning streak come to an end with a 4-0 loss at Villanova on Tuesday. The Bison dropped to 10-5 overall.

The Wildcats, who improved to 6-7, took two of the three doubles matches and clinched the victory with wins in three singles contests.

“It’s not what we wanted in terms of execution,” Bucknell head coach Rebecca Helt said. “Villanova plays aggressive tennis, and we were on our heels too much.”

All three doubles matches were closely contested with identical 6-4 scores. Picking up the lone win of the day for the Bison were Mishi Papich and Sofia Ayuso on court three.

Koch and Bush remained unbeaten in doubles this season, improving to 5-0.

Lisa Jouravleva was playing well in her match against Lexi DeNucci. The Bison senior was leading 6-3, 3-2 when the match was halted.

Bucknell looks to stay unbeaten in league play when it travels to play Lafayette on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Villanova 4, Bucknell 0
3/27/18 at Villanova, Pa. (Tennis Complex) 

Singles competition
1. Lexi DeNucci (VU) vs. Lisa Jouravleva (BUCKNELL) 3-6, 2-3, unfinished
2. Claudia Althans (VU) vs. Paige Leavy (BUCKNELL) 7-5, 2-1, unfinished
3. Lindsey Evans (VU) def. Mishi Papich (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 6-1
4. Kaylan Rotman (VU) def. Cayla Koch (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 6-1
5. Victoria Martinez (VU) vs. Sofia Ayuso (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 4-4, unfinished
6. Carina Burdick (VU) def. Schuyler La Barge (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Lindsey Evans/Victoria Martinez (VU) def. Paige Leavy/Lisa Jouravleva (BUCKNELL) 6-4
2. Lexi DeNucci/Kaylan Rotman (VU) def. Cayla Koch/Emilie Bush (BUCKNELL) 6-4
3. Sofia Ayuso/Mishi Papich (BUCKNELL) def. Claudia Althans/Paulina Bajet (VU) 6-4