Setting the Scene
What: Patriot League Men’s Tennis Championships
When: April 27-29
Where: Drumlins Country Club (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Thursday, April 26 – First Round
#8 Lafayette 4, #9 Holy Cross 1
Friday, April 27 – Quarterfinals
#1 Navy vs. #8 Lafayette, 9 a.m.
#4 Lehigh vs. #5 Boston University, 11 a.m.
#3 Colgate vs. #6 Bucknell, 2 p.m.
#2 Army West Point vs. #7 Loyola, 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 – Semifinals
1/8 winner vs. 4/5 winner, 10 a.m. 3/6 vs. 2/7 winner, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 – Championship
Patriot League Championships, 12 p.m.
Projected Lineups (Bucknell Player vs. Colgate Player)
1. Daniel Wright vs. Jacob Daugherty
2. Andrei Vitiuc vs. Scott Bickel
3. Max Kane vs. Noah Rosenblat
4. Max McDonald vs. Alec Dardis
5. Colin Sacco vs. Peter Hartman
6. Ben Gerber vs. Jack Ablon
1. Wright/Gerber vs. Rosenblat/Tyler Krantz
2. Vitiuc/McDonald vs. Daugherty/Dardis
3. Kane/Timber Erskine vs. Hartman/Ablon
About the Bison
• Bucknell enters the Patriot League Tournament with a record of 6-21 overall and 3-5 against conference opponents. The Bison played all eight league teams during the regular season for the first time.
• The Bison had league victories over Holy Cross, Lafayette, and Loyola.
• The win over Loyola was the final match of the regular season. Max Kane, Max McDonald, Colin Sacco, Ben Gerber, and Adrien Crastes all won in singles.
• Bucknell is the sixth seed in the conference tournament for a third consecutive season. The Bison won each of their past two quarterfinal matches against third-seeded opponents, beating Boston University in 2016 and Lehigh in 2017.
• The Bison have won a quarterfinal match in three straight seasons, including as a fifth seed in 2015.
• Colgate went 14-6 overall and 4-1 in the Patriot League during the regular season.
• The Raiders had league wins over Holy Cross, Lehigh, Bucknell, and Lafayette, and a loss to Navy.
• Colgate leads 53-17 in the all-time series, including a 4-2 win earlier this season.
• Daniel Wright won on court one for the Bison, beating an All-Patriot League player in Jacob Daugherty.