Two titles earned for men’s tennis at Bucknell quad tournament

Kaitlyn Solesky, Contributing Writer

The men’s tennis team caused a racket on Sept. 5, the first day of the Bucknell Quad Tournament, conquering singles play. The Bison finished 11-2 in championship round matches. Max Kane ’18 and Daniel Wright ’18 each tallied a win in Flight A singles. Max McDonald ’19, Ben Gerber ’18, and Wright earned wins for the Bison after the second day of the tournament.

Kane and Wright won two matches apiece for the Bison in Flight A and advanced to the semifinals. In Flight B, Bryan Adams ’17 advanced to the semifinals, conquering his Colgate opponent 6-4, 6-1. Gerber posted a three-set win over his Concordia opponent to advance to the semifinals. McDonald defeated his challengers from Mount St. Mary’s and Loyola in Flight C to win the first two matches of his career. Andrei Vitiuc ’19 also won his first career match, defeating a Mount St. Mary’s rival 6-4, 6-1 before falling to a Colgate challenger in the quarterfinals. Wright and Gerber made up the only doubles team for the Bison and advanced to the semifinals after defeating Loyola’s duo 8-3.

On the second day of play, the Bison proved to be successful, earning two titles in the finals. McDonald took two more wins to triumph the Flight C singles bracket, defeating his Colgate opponent in the semifinals in a third set super tiebreak. He continued on to overthrow his Mount St. Mary’s challenger 6-3, 7-6 to earn the title. Gerber and Wright took the doubles title after swinging past a Concordia pair 8-6. Despite making it to the finals in singles play, Wright and Gerber each fell one win short of the trophy.

The Orange and Blue have a break before they continue their season Sept. 18-20 at the Ivy Plus One in Princeton, N.J.

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