EMMITSBURG, Md. – Bucknell swept the doubles matches and added four wins in singles to pick up a 5-2 win at Mount St. Mary’s in a non-conference women’s tennis match Friday.
Bucknell upped its record to 13-7, while Mount St. Mary’s dropped to 4-14.
“We adjusted well to some very windy conditions,” Bucknell head coach Rebecca Helt said. “It was another great match with a lot of fight and focus.”
Playing without their No. 2 player, the Bison had players step up in the lineup to record key wins. Mishi Papich bumped up to the No. 2 spot for just the second time this season and came through with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory.
Freshman Rachel Carroll made her first singles appearance this spring and made the most of the opportunity, posting a 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory on court six. She improved to 7-6 during the fall and spring seasons combined.
Adding wins in straight sets for the Bison were freshmen Cayla Koch (court three) and Sofia Ayuso (court four). Koch improved to 10-8 this spring with a 6-1, 6-0 victory, while Ayuso prevailed with 6-2, 6-0 scores to improve to 11-2.
Bucknell took all three doubles matches, but two of the three contests were closely contested. Lisa Jouravleva and Emilie Bush teamed up for the first time this year and edged their opponents 6-4 on court one. Ayuso and Danielle Gannon also played together for the first time and won 7-5 on court three.
The Bison will play their final home match of the season when they host Loyola on Saturday at noon. Bush, Jouravleva, Allie Lane, and Madeline Melch will be honored for Senior Day prior to the match (10:30 a.m.).
Bucknell 5, Mount St. Mary's 2
4/13 at Emmitsburg, Md.
|1. Alexa Quintanilla (MSM) def. Lisa Jouravleva (BUCKNELL) 6-2, 6-3|
|2. Mishi Papich (BUCKNELL) def. Hannah Davis (MSM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0|
|3. Cayla Koch (BUCKNELL) def. Sruthi Kamprath (MSM) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Sofia Ayuso (BUCKNELL) def. Megan Gamble (MSM) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Megan Smith (MSM) def. Madeline Melch (BUCKNELL) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8|
|6. Rachel Carroll (BUCKNELL) def. Emma Blake (MSM) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3|
|1. Lisa Jouravleva/Emilie Bush (BUCKNELL) def. Alexa Quintanilla/Hannah Davis (MSM) 6-4|
|2. Cayla Koch/Mishi Papich (BUCKNELL) def. Megan Smith/Sruthi Kamprath (MSM) 6-1|
|3. Sofia Ayuso/Danielle Gannon (BUCKNELL) def. Megan Gamble/Emma Blake (MSM) 7-5|