LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Junior Daniel Wright won in straight sets in a matchup of returning All-Patriot League players, but Bucknell dropped its first true home match of the season 5-2 to visiting Navy in Patriot League men's tennis action on Saturday.
Wright won in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), over Thomas Pecor on court one to improve to 2-0 in conference matches this season. Both Wright and Pecor were Second Team All-Patriot League selections last season.
Wright avenged a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Pecor last season.
Also winning in singles for the Bison was Ben Gerber on court six. He outlasted Jana Krishna 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5. Gerber improved to 8-7 this spring.
Gerber and Wright also teamed up for Bucknell's lone doubles win, prevailing 6-4 on court two. The Bison just missed taking the first team point, falling in a tiebreaker on court three,
Three of Bucknell's losses in singles came in three sets.
"Obviously, we can compete with Navy," Bucknell head coach Bruce Myers said. "It's one of those matches you look back on with a lot of could haves and should haves. The guys competed hard for Senior Day."
Senior Bryan Adams was honored prior to Saturday's match.
The Bison will be back in action on their home courts when they host Lafayette on Sunday at 2 p.m.
"It was amazing to finally play a home match," Myers said. "No time for us to pout as we need to be ready for Lafayette tomorrow."
Navy 5, Bucknell 2
Apr 08, 2017 at Lewisburg, Pa. (Varsity Courts)
|1. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) def. Pecor, Thomas (NAVY) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)|
|2. Wong, Aries (NAVY) def. Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2|
|3. Durham, Greg (NAVY) def. Max Kane (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-3)|
|4. Pilones, Gabriel (NAVY) def. Bryan Adams (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 6-4|
|5. Jennings, Zach (NAVY) def. Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4|
|6. Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) def. Jana, Krishna (NAVY) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-5|
|1. Durham, Greg/Pecor, Thomas (NAVY) def. Bryan Adams/Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) 6-0|
|2. Ben Gerber/Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) def. Jennings, Zach/Pilones, Gabriel (NAVY) 6-4|
|3. Jana, Krishna/Wong, Aries (NAVY) def. Max Haase/Max Kane (BUCKNELL) 7-6 (7-4)|
|Navy 18-17 / 3-1|
|Bucknell 8-15 / 2-2|