MERION STATION, Pa. – Junior Danielle Gannon went 2-0 on Sunday to win the consolation draw in Flight 4 singles at the SJU Invitational, highlighting the final day of the event for Bucknell women’s tennis.
Gannon received a bye in the quarterfinal round of the consolation draw, setting up a semifinal match with Iswarya Vel (Saint Joseph’s). She cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win in that match to set up a battle of Bucknell teammates against junior Emilie Bush in the consolation final. Gannon went on to win that match 6-4, 6-3.
Bush had a solid tournament, posting a pair of victories. She bested Mary Washington’s Sophie Dixon 6-4, 6-1 in the consolation quarterfinal, and then moved on with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Drexel’s Jennifer White in the semifinals.
Gannon upped her record to 4-4 this fall, while Bush is also .500 at 3-3.
Also qualifying for the final round of a consolation draw was freshman Rachel Carroll. She had a 7-5, 6-0 win over Madeline Hill (Saint Joseph’s) in the consolation quarterfinal round of Flight 3, before beating La Salle’s Hana Granillo 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals.
Carroll had a three-set battle in the consolation final, but fell to Arielle Shuren 6-1, 5-7, 10-1. Carroll is 5-5 in singles this fall.
Bucknell will next play in the Patriot League Kickoff, hosted by Lehigh on Oct. 13-15.