Mountain Hawks drop close match to Bucknell
Posted: April 5, 2005
Bethlehem, PA – Lehigh saw its two match winning streak come to an end Tuesday afternoon, as the Mountain Hawks dropped a tightly contested match 4-3 to Bucknell at the Ulrich Varsity Courts. The Mountain Hawks started strong, capturing the doubles point winning two of three matches, but the Brown and White were outdone by the Bison in singles play as Bucknell took four of six singles contests to secure the victory and improve to 11-2, 2-1 in the Patriot League. Lehigh falls to 9-7 overall, 2-2 in Patriot League contests.
After Alexis Jacobi and Starr Foster were beaten in first doubles, Maria Anorga and Gwen Dwyer, along with Ashley Donohue and Lindsay Long each picked up victories to secure the first point for Lehigh.
Singles play was not as kind as Dwyer fell to current Patriot League player of the month Nada Curcic in straight sets. Anorga picked up a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Daniella Shtemberg at second singles and Long beat Rheanna Gaskin 7-6, 6-2 at fifth singles for the Lehigh victories, but the Bison won at third, fourth and sixth singles to clinch the match.
Lehigh returns to action on Friday afternoon when the Mountain Hawks travel to Fordham. First serve set for 2:30 from the Bronx, N.Y.
Lehigh vs. Bucknell Doubles
1 - Brown/Curcic (B) def. Foster/Jacobi (L), 8-0
2 - Anorga/Dwyer (L) def. Mills/Sichko (B), 8-6
3 - Donohue/Long (L) def. Gaskin/Shtemberg (B), 8-4Lehigh vs. Bucknell Singles
1 – Nada Curcic (B) def. Gwen Dwyer (L), 6-3, 6-4
2 – Maria Anorga (L) def. Daniella Shtemberg (B), 7-5, 6-1
3 – Veronica Brown (B) def. Alexis Jacobi (L), 6-4, 6-3
4 – Tanya Sichko (B) def. Starr Foster (L), 6-0, 6-1
5 - Lindsay Long (L) def. Rheanna Gaskin (B), 7-6, 6-2
6 – Chelsea Mills (B) def. Cessa Murasko-Blank (L), 6-0, 6-1