LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell women’s tennis was able to get outdoors on its home courts for the first time this season, but dropped a Patriot League match against Lehigh, 4-1 on Wednesday at the Varsity Courts.

Sofia Ayuso notched the lone win for the Bison, defeating Casey Zhong 6-3, 6-2 on court five. The freshman improved to 10-2, including 6-1 over her past seven matches.

“This was a good match, as I knew it would be,” Bucknell head coach Rebecca Helt said. “It’s tough to lose a match this close, but we just need to learn from it.”

The Bison lost the only completed three-set match of the day. Mishi Papich was leading 4-2 in the third set of her match on court three, but it went unfinished.

Bucknell dropped to 12-7 overall and 2-2 in the Patriot League. Lehigh improved to 10-7 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

Up next for the Bison is a non-conference match at Mount St. Mary’s on Friday at 3 p.m.

Lehigh 4, Bucknell 1
4/11/18 at Lewisburg, Pa. (Varsity Courts) 

Singles competition
1. Christina Auyeung (LEHIGH) def. Lisa Jouravleva (BUCKNELL) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
2. Paula Gonzalez (LEHIGH) def. Paige Leavy (BUCKNELL) 6-4, 6-4
3. Mishi Papich (BUCKNELL) vs. Sibel Can (LEHIGH) 6-4, 6-7, 4-2, unfinished
4. Cayla Koch (BUCKNELL) vs. Grace Lin (LEHIGH) 6-4, 6-7, 0-0, unfinished
5. Sofia Ayuso (BUCKNELL) def. Casey Zhong (LEHIGH) 6-3, 6-2
6. Briana Maravich (LEHIGH) def. Madeline Melch (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Lisa Jouravleva/Paige Leavy (BUCKNELL) vs. Christina Auyeung/Casey Zhong (LEHIGH) 4-5, unfinished
2. Sibel Can/Paula Gonzalez (LEHIGH) def. Emilie Bush/Cayla Koch (BUCKNELL) 6-3
3. Briana Maravich/Grace Lin (LEHIGH) def. Mishi Papich/Sofia Ayuso (BUCKNELL) 6-4