BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bucknell wrapped up competition at the three-day Patriot League Kickoff on Sunday. The five-team event also included players from Army West Point, Colgate, Lehigh, and Loyola (Md.).
Sophomore Paige Leavy and freshman Sofia Ayuso saw their run in Flight B doubles come to an end with a loss in the semifinal round on Sunday. The Bison team lost to Lehigh’s Leigh Friedman and Grace Lin 6-1. The Mountain Hawks’ players ended up finishing as the runner-up in the flight.
Leavy and Ayuso, who were playing together for the first time, won their first two matches of the tournament on Friday, beating Army’s Leslie Frankland and Sophia Suri in the opening round, and Loyola’s Julie Clark and Nicole Eberle in the quarterfinals.
Bucknell will send players to the Northeast Regional, which is scheduled to start on Friday, Oct. 20, in Philadelphia.