Bucknell Gets Past Tennis Teams In Patriot League Opener

March 22, 2014

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams beat Loyola University Maryland 5-2 on the women’s side and 6-1 on the men’s in the Greyhounds’ first-ever Patriot League dual match on Saturday afternoon.

Megan Hahn was a 6-4, 6-2 winner in No. 1 singles over Bucknell’s Elena Vidrascu, and Emily Hughes posted a super-tiebreaker win, 4-6, 7-6, 10-1 over Jorie Fox in the No. 6 slot, but they were the only singles victories of the day for the Loyola women.

Hughes and Haleigh Morgus beat the Bison duo of Stephanie Pino and Alyssa McAndrew, 8-6, in the No. 3 doubles match, but Bucknell won the top two matches in pairs play to claim the doubles’ point.

On the men’s side, Greg Olesnycky and Jordan Kuchta opened with an 8-4 victory in No. 2 doubles action over John DeFrancesch and Chris Tortora, but the Bison evened the doubles score with an 8-4 win by Octavio Canibe and Scott Bernstein over Loyola’s Connor Pietrak and Alex Castro.

The Bison team of Nicky Bybel and Aidan Lynch then edged Loyola’s Harrison Kunkel and Connor in a tiebreaker frame, 8-7 (4), at No. 1 doubles to earn the pairs point.

Kunkel was the lone winner in singles action for Loyola, sweeping Lynch, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the No. 2 flight.

Bucknell Women 5, Loyola 2 –


1. Elena Vidrascu/Maria Cioffi (B) def. Megan Hahn/Olivia Ott (L), 8-6.

2. Michele Urbinati/Lydia Colvin (B) def. Katelyn Hissong/Ania Krawiec (L), 8-4.

3. Haleigh Morgus/Emily Hughes (L) def. Stephanie Pino/Alyssa McAndrew (B), 8-6.



1. Megan Hahn (L) def. Elena Vidrascu (B), 6-4, 6-2.

2. Maria Cioffi (B) def. Haleigh Morgus (L), 6-3, 6-2.

3. Lydia Colvin (B) def. Katelyn Hissong (L), 0-6, 6-3, 6-1.

4. Michele Urbinati (B) def. Ania Krawiec (L), 6-1, 7-5.

5. Stephanie Pino (B) def. Olivia Ott (L), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

6. Emily Hughes (L) def.. Jorie Fox (B), 4-6, 7-6, (10-1)


Bucknell Men 6, Loyola 1 –



1. Nick Bybel/Aidan Lynch (B) def. Harrison Kunkel/Connor Lisco, 8-7 (4)

2. Greg Olesnycky/Jordan Kuchta (L) def. John DeFrancesch/Chris Tortora, 8-4

3. Octavio Canibe/Scott Bernstein (B) def. Connor Pietrak/Alex Casto, 8-4



1. Nick Bybel (B) def. Connor Pietrak, 6-0, 6-0

2. Harrison Kunkel (L) def. Aidan Lynch, 7-5, 7-6 (3)

3. Octavio Canibe (B) def. Connor Lisco, 6-1, 7-5

4. Bryan Adams (B) def. Greg Olesnycky, 6-3, 6-3

5. Kyle Rosen (B) def. Jordan Kuchta, 6-0, 4-6, (10-7)

6. Irwin Reibeisen (B) def. Alex Castro, 7-5, 6-3