WOMEN’S TENNIS STAYS HOME FOR MATCH WITH VILLANOVA

Setting the Scene
What: Villanova (6-15, 1-3 Big East) at Bucknell (10-8, 2-3 PL)
When: Tuesday, April 18 – 3:45 p.m.
Where: Bucknell Varsity Courts (Lewisburg, Pa.)

About the Bison
• Bucknell enters the non-conference match with a 10-8 record and 2-3 mark in the Patriot League.
• The Bison are coming off two matches last week. They picked up a conference victory over Lafayette by a score of 6-1, and followed that up with a 5-0 defeat against Towson.
• Against Lafayette, the Bison managed to sweep the three doubles matches to pick up a point. Michele Urbinati and Paige Leavy earned single victories at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Emilie Bush and Danielle Gannon picked up a pair of straight-set wins, and Jill Auteri added a three-set victory.
• The win over Lafayette was the 16th consecutive in the series for Bucknell.
• Leavy leads all Bison with 14 victories on the year, while Madeline Melch’s 10 spring wins are the most on the squad.
Lauren Fishbein and Urbinati have earned seven victories as a pair in doubles matches during dual play.

Scouting Villanova
• Villanova enters the mid-week contest with a 6-15 record and 1-3 mark in the Big East.
• The Wldcats have a 3-13 mark away from home this season after picking up seven away/neutral wins a year ago.
• Villanova has won three matches in a row and five of its past six. In those five wins, the Wildcats have won by a total score of 33-2.
• The Wildcats have gone 2-2 against Patriot League teams, picking up victories over Lafayette and Loyola but dropping matches against Lehigh and Navy.

Series History with Villanova
• Bucknell leads 13-6 in the all-time series against Villanova. The teams first met in 1995.
• Villanova won 4-3 last season. Mishi Papich had a singles win for Bucknell.

Up Next
• The Bison will host Army West Point on Saturday at 11 a.m.