HERSHEY, Pa. – Bucknell’s Daniel Wright posted a big win over three-time All-Patriot League selection Jacob Daugherty, but the Bison fell 4-2 against Colgate on Sunday at the Hershey Racquet Club.
Wright, who has made the All-Patriot League First Team once, and Daugherty, who has made the First Team twice, had played twice prior to Sunday, and both matches were won by Daugherty. Wright picked up his first win in the rivalry in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0.
Wright is 9-5 all-time in Patriot League matches. All 14 matches have come on either court one or court two.
The Bison were off to a great start with a 1-0 lead after doubles. Wright teamed with Ben Gerber for a 6-3 victory on court one, while Andrei Vitiuc and Timber Erskine rolled to a 6-1 win on court three.
“Our doubles have been outstanding, but it hasn’t carried over to our singles play as of yet,” Bucknell head coach Bruce Myers said.
Unfortunately, Vitiuc suffered an injury during doubles and was unable to compete in singles. He was slotted into the No. 2 spot in the lineup, so the Bison had to bump up five players.
Three of Colgate’s singles wins went to three sets.
“We have to learn how to play the big points much better,” Myers said. “They wanted it more than we did.”
The Bison will play a non-conference match at Mount St. Mary’s on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Colgate 4, Bucknell 2
4/1/18 at Hershey, Pa. (Hershey Racquet Club)
|1. Daniel Wright (BUCKNELL) def. Jacob Daugherty (COLGATE) 7-5, 6-0|
|2. Max Kane (BUCKNELL) vs. Scott Bickel (COLGATE) 2-6, 6-5, unfinished|
|3. Noah Rosenblat (COLGATE) def. Max McDonald (BUCKNELL) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Alec Dardis (COLGATE) def. Colin Sacco (BUCKNELL) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2|
|5. Peter Hartman (COLGATE) def. Max Garramone (BUCKNELL) 7-6, 7-6|
|6. Jack Ablon (COLGATE) def. Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6|
|1. Daniel Wright/Ben Gerber (BUCKNELL) def. Jacob Daugherty/Scott Bickel (COLGATE) 6-3|
|2. Max McDonald/Andrei Vitiuc (BUCKNELL) vs. Noah Rosenblat/Tyler Krantz (COLGATE) 4-5, unfinished|
|3. Timber Erskine/Max Garramone (BUCKNELL) def. Alec Dardis/Jack Ablon (COLGATE) 6-1|
|Colgate 12-4 (3-0 PL)|
|Bucknell 5-17 (2-2 PL)|