April 1, 2006


WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Bucknell women's tennis team suffered a tough loss as it fell 7-0, to the defending league champions, Army, on Saturday afternoon at the Malek Tennis Center in West Point, N.Y. The loss pushes the Bison to a current Patriot League record of 1-1.

The Orange and Blue fought hard in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles spots, but just could not finish with wins. Seniors Veronica Brown (Derwood, Md./Col. Zadok Magruder) and Chelsea Mills (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) battled in No. 1 and No. 2 as they fell on the short end of 6-2, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-2 scores, respectively. Freshman Paulina Gamboa (Mexico City, Mexico/Greengates) represented the Bison in the third slot, falling to Army's Sarah Giles-Madden 6-2, 6-3.

In doubles play, it was the duo of sophomore Caitlin Baffa (Dix Hills, N.J./Half Hollow Hills East) and JoAnna Grossman (Florham Park, N.J./Hanover Park) that turned in Bucknell's strongest match of the day. The pair kept it close in the No. 3, and were ahead 6-5, when the match was called to an end.

The Orange and Blue will return to action on Sunday, in Easton, Pa., as the squad travels to Lafayette in hopes of its second Patriot League win. The match is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.