Victorious Weekend for the Bison

Alivia Handson, Contributing Writer

Womens Tennis

At Murray Hill Tennis and Fitness, the Lady Bison defeated Seton Hall, 4-2, with outstanding performances by first years Whitney King ’25 and Anna Lajos ’25. The following day at Sportsplex New Windsor, they earned another win against Marist in a 5-0 victory. 

On Saturday, King and Lajos continued to add to their impressive reputation. King advanced to 11-2 for the season with a win in second singles as well as in first doubles alongside Daniela Bellini ’22, improving their record to 12-1. Lajos also earned herself a singles win, setting herself at 8-1 for the season. In third doubles, Lajos and Madi Sebulsky ’24 topped their Seton Hall opponents.

The Orange and Blue’s Tyne Miller ’24 picked up a win by default to solidify the victory, as Bellini’s first singles match ended in a 3-3 tie.

On Sunday, against Marist, the Lady Bison evinced no doubt of their ability to win once more. Surely enough, King and Lajos each grabbed another win. Other impressive performances came from Miller, Laurel Utterback ’24, and Bellini to lead the Bison to a 2-0 weekend. 

 

Men’s Tennis

Along with the women’s team, the men’s tennis team prevailed with a 4-3 victory over Siena on Friday night and a dramatic 7-0 win over Marist on Saturday. Everyone carried their own weight this weekend, but there was special spotlight on Harrison Gold ’24 who ground out a win on Friday to net himself his first collegiate victories. 

On Friday, along with Gold’s outstanding match, Nick Mueller ’23, Tim Zelikovsky ’24 and Ink Chen ’24 each contributed with wins in three-set singles matches. All three came back after being down a set and proved their determination and competitiveness with dominant third sets. Chen’s match brought the team to tie Siena 3-3, and Zelikovsky allowed the Bison to be dubbed victorious. 

Head Coach Bruce Myers had a few words to say about the win. “This was a quality win, as Siena was coming off a convincing win over Boston University…It was good that we showed a lot of resiliency after losing a lot of first sets in singles. We need to find a way to start more quickly tomorrow against a solid Marist team that we have not beaten in a while,” Myers said. 

On Saturday, It seemed that the team took those words to heart as the Bison won all three doubles matches and six singles in their win over Marist. Nico Grunig ’25 got himself his first dual-match singles win. The Orange and Blue hope to carry this momentum into next week’s away match against Saint Joseph’s on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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