Setting the Scene
What: Women’s Tennis
Where: Varsity Courts
Saturday, April 22
Army West Point (18-6, 6-0 PL) at Bucknell (10-9, 2-3 PL) | 11 a.m. | Senior Day (9:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, April 25
Bucknell (10-9) at No. 35 IUP (17-5) | 3:30 p.m.
About the Bison
• Bucknell is 10-9 overall and 2-3 in the Patriot League after non-conference losses to Towson and Villanova. Prior to that, the Bison posted a 6-1 league win over Lafayette.
• Lisa Jouravleva won at No. 1 singles against Villanova to improve to 8-1 this spring.
• Lauren Fishbein added a win on court two against the Wildcats. She upped her record to 10-6.
• Danielle Gannon is 4-1 on the season and has won three straight matches.
• Melissa Parks is 7-3 over the past 10 matches. She is 8-3 during the spring season.
• The home matches against Army West Point and IUP are the final contests of the regular season for Bucknell. The Bison will compete at the Patriot League Championships beginning with the quarterfinal round on Friday, April 28, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Scouting the Opponents
• Army West Point – The Black Knights are 18-6 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Patriot League after back-to-back wins over Lehigh (4-3) and Boston University (4-2). They have won 11 of their past 12 matches, with the lone loss coming to Rhode Island. Nancy Porter is 10-2 with wins in each of her past nine matches. She has played on courts one, two, four, and five.
• IUP – The Crimson Hawks are ranked 35th in Division II and are 17-5 overall with five straight wins. Included in the winning streak was an 8-1 win over No. 48 Charleston.
• Army West Point leads 33-4 in the all-time series with Bucknell, which began in 1990. The Black Knights won 5-2 last season. Lauren Fishbein won at No. 3 singles for the Bison.
• Bucknell leads 2-0 in the all-time series with IUP. The Bison won 6-1 last season. Lisa Jouravleva, Michele Urbinati, and Mishi Papich had wins in singles.
• The Bison will compete at the Patriot League Championships, beginning with the quarterfinal round on Friday, April 28, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.