Men’s & Women’s Tennis Teams Trampled by Bucknell

Anthony Chang

The men’s and women’s tennis teams could not build off of their success from last weekend. Both the men and women lost to Patriot League foe, Bucknell, this past Saturday. The defeat dropped the record for the men’s team to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in conference play. The women’s squad fell to 6-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

The men lost to Bucknell by a score of 5-2. Senior John Nogueras and first-year Alec Goldstein claimed the only victories for the Raiders. Nogueras was able to win his match relatively easily, beating Bucknell’s Josh Katten, 6-3, 6-3. Goldstein had a tougher time, but was able to pull out the victory with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 score over Zach Hascoe. Senior Michael Yassky took his No. 1 singles match to three sets, but eventually lost, 6-4, 6-7, 10-5. In doubles, the pair of Yassky and Nogueras lost, 8-6, in the first match. The second doubles match was very tight, but the Raiders lost, 9-8. The first-year pair of Goldstein and Harry Jewett suffered an 8-4 loss in the third match.

On Tuesday, the men’s team went back to work with a match against nearby Hamilton College, dominating the competition, 7-0. It was an impressive showing and the team can use this victory to build up some momentum for their upcoming match against Lehigh on Saturday.

The women’s tennis team also could not solve Bucknell, losing to them, 6-1. Senior Cameron Williams was the only Colgate player to win a match. She defeated Bucknell’s Carlin Calcaterra, 6-3, 6-3. The Raiders were swept in doubles play. Seniors Williams and Elise DeRose fell to Bucknell’s Tania Verela and Lauren Lucido, 8-2. In the second doubles match, senior Samantha Inacker and junior Stephanie Bender were defeated, 8-5, by Calcaterra and Courtney Casey. The third match followed the script of the first two with senior Jackie Stimmel and first-year Merideth Rock falling, 8-1, in the No. 3 position. The women’s team will be back in action this Saturday, April 10. They will be taking on Lehigh in Bethlehem, PA.