LEWISBURG, Pa. – Lisa Jouravleva celebrated Senior Day by recording the match-clinching point in Bucknell’s 6-1 win over visiting Loyola in Patriot League women’s tennis action Saturday at the Varsity Courts.
It was just an all-around solid match from our entire team,” Bucknell head coach Rebecca Helt said. “I’m so happy for our seniors this year, and for Lisa especially, for not only winning her match but putting that fourth and deciding point on the board today.”
Jouravleva improved to 11-7 overall and 2-2 in league matches this spring with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Kateri Martin on court one. Martin, a freshman for the Greyhounds, entered the match with a perfect 4-0 record in league play with wins on court one against Lehigh, Lafayette, Holy Cross, and Navy.
Bucknell won singles on courts one through five. All came in straight sets except for a hard-fought 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 victory by Sofia Ayuso on court five. She is 12-2 on the season.
The Bison swept doubles play for the second time in as many days. Papich and Ayuso started the run with a 6-2 win on court three, Koch and Bush followed with a 6-3 victory on court two, and Jouravleva and Leavy completed the sweep with a 6-4 win on court one.
Bucknell upped its doubles record to 41-20 this spring. Jouravleva and Leavy registered their 13th win of the season, while Papich and Ayuso improved to 9-2.
The Bison close the regular season at 14-7 overall and 3-2 in the Patriot League. They now await to find out their seed and quarterfinal round opponent for the Patriot League Tournament, which will be held at Army West Point on April 19-22.
Bucknell 6, Loyola (Md.) 1
4/14/18 at Lewisburg, Pa. (Varsity Courts)
|1. Lisa Jouravleva (BUCKNELL) def. Kateri Martin (LOYOLA) 6-2, 6-4|
|2. Paige Leavy (BUCKNELL) def. Amanda Lanciano (LOYOLA) 6-3, 6-4|
|3. Mishi Papich (BUCKNELL) def. Abigail Thornton (LOYOLA) 7-6, 6-4|
|4. Cayla Koch (BUCKNELL) def. Linn Robertson (LOYOLA) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Sofia Ayuso (BUCKNELL) def. Nicole Eberle (LOYOLA) 6-2, 3-6, 13-11|
|6. Julie Clark (LOYOLA) def. Madeline Melch (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8|
|1. Lisa Jouravleva/Paige Leavy (BUCKNELL) def. Kateri Martin/Amanda Lanciano (LOYOLA) 6-4|
|2. Cayla Koch/Emilie Bush (BUCKNELL) def. Abigail Thornton/Linn Robertson (LOYOLA) 6-3|
|3. Sofia Ayuso/Mishi Papich (BUCKNELL) def. Julie Clark/Nicole Eberle (LOYOLA) 6-2|