Bybel breaks program history with 77 career singles wins

Ally Furbay , Staff Writer

Nick Bybel ’16 made history on March 24 with a win over Villanova player Mark Miller, who was ranked in the number one position. Bybel now holds the program record in singles matches won, totaling 77 wins. The junior won his singles match with ease, beating opponent Miller 6-1, 6-1. Bybel has now won twelve straight victories and improved his career record to 77-21. For doubles, Bybel was paired with Bryan Adams ’17. The duo posted a win, making their record five straight doubles wins.

Although Bybel and Adams came up with big wins, the Bison did not come out with a strong start in their match against Villanova. The Orange and Blue were down 1-0 after the doubles matches, but began to fight back. The comeback was sparked by Bybel’s singles win, and accelerated by singles wins from Octavio Canibe ’15 and Daniel Wright ’18. Both Canibe and Wright have won three consecutive singles matches, acting as consistent players for the Bison.

Villanova then bounced back winning a singles match to bring the score to 3-2, but the Bison continued to hold strong as Maxwell Kane ’18 came up with the big game winning match. Kane beat Justin Burrus in two sets with the scores of 6-4, 6-0.

The win against the Wildcats improved the Bison’s record to 8-6, posting their third consecutive win. The Bison are back in action on March 28 as they host non-conference George Mason. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. with a home court advantage.

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