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Men's Tennis defeats SIU-Edwardsville 4-3

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Bisons defeated the Ohio Valley Conference's newest member, University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Saturday in a close match, by a score of 4-3.

"The big question coming into this match was how the guys were going to respond after coming out against UT-Martin the day before," said Coach Andrew Harris.

Lipscomb won the doubles point. Mario Hernandez & Daniel Hangstefer defeated Paulo Gonzalez & Mike Chamberlain 8-6.

Joe McArdle & Andy Mizell defeated Jordan Faulkenberg & Morten Christensen 8-0.

"The guys really put the work in to get the doubles point from the beginning and that ended up being the difference in the match," said Harris.

Singles winners were Bruno Melibeu, who defeated Mike Chamberlain 6-3, 6-0. Chad Pierron defeated Jordan Faulkenburg 6-0, 6-3. Joe McArdle defeated Devan Faulkenburg 6-2, 6-2.

"Our depth toward the bottom of the line up really came big for us this weekend, said Harris. "Chad and Bruno who are both freshmen played well today and came through with some big matches."