Women’s Tennis extends win streak to five, falls to Findlay

Clara McCormick, Sports Editor

This past weekend, Bison Women’s Tennis faced three opponents, winning their first two on the weekend.

First, the Orange and Blue took on Siena, beating the Saint Bernards 5-2. 

In the singles matches, Whitney King ’25 earned a win in the No. 1 spot 7-5, 6-3, Tyne Miller ’24 won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3, Abby Platt ’26 breezed past her opponent 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 and Kate Novak ’24 had an impressive comeback win 0-6, 7-4, 10-1 at No. 5. 

In earning the doubles point 3-0, King and Platt paired-up to win 6-3 at No. 1, Miller and Anna Lajos ’25 won 6-1 at No. 2 and Madi Sebulsky ’24 teamed-up with Caroline Marcus ’25 to win 6-1 at No. 3. 

Their second match of the weekend was also a victory, as the Bison defeated IUP 4-3. 

Miller took on the No. 2 singles spot and won 6-3, 5-7, 17-15, Platt won at No. 3 6-3, 7-6 and Marcus won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5. In the doubles matches, the King-Platt duo reigned victorious again at No. 1, winning 6-4, and Miller and Lajos won 6-4 at No. 2. 

The final match of the weekend, however, did not fall in Bucknell’s favor. The Orange and Blue fell to Findlay 2-4. Despite the loss, two Bison still won their personal singles matches – these women being Lajos (6-1, 6-2) and Platt (6-3, 6-0) at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. 

“Our team had a very successful weekend, as we competed in three away matches over the span of 24 hours,” Platt said. “We furthered our win streak to five in a row after defeating Siena and IUP, but unfortunately suffered a loss against Findlay. I just came back from a back injury, so I am very happy with my performance in my matches, but it wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing head coach, the high energy from my teammates and the support of our assistant coach. The team demonstrated toughness, positive spirits and relentless effort throughout the entire weekend, which is why we were able to have such strong results. I am so proud of them, and I can’t wait for what the rest of the season holds.”

The Bison will take on Loyola and Marist at home this upcoming weekend. 

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