Men’s tennis beat by Colgate in the Patriot League Tournament

Clara McCormick, Staff Writer

The Bison men’s tennis team was seeded fourth for the Patriot League tournament this past weekend at Lehigh, but were beat by the fifth-seeded Colgate. They will not move ahead in the tournament. 

Because of their seeding, the team, along with seven others, skipped the first round of the tournament on Thursday, April 22 and went straight to the quarterfinals on Friday, April 23. 

In the previous matchup against the Raiders, the Orange and Blue were victorious, winning 4-1. However the roles reversed in the tournament, with Colgate claiming the win, 4-3. 

Bison on courts 4, 5, and 6 all picked up individual victories. Nick Mueller 23 won 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, Tim Zelikovsky ’24 won 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, and Sam Yildirimlar 21 won 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Although the Bison did not win the doubles point for their team, duo Marwan Abaza 21 and Cooper Bradshaw 22 defeated their Colgate opponents 6-0. 

On Saturday, April 24, the Raiders eventually fell to the eventual Patriot League Champions, Navy, 0-4. Congratulations to the team on completing their season despite these unprecedented times. 

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