Bisons lose A-Sun tennis opener to No. 60-rated ETSU

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Bisons began conference play in Johnson City, Tenn. Friday at the Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center on the campus of East Tennessee State University with a 7-0 loss.

The Buccaneers are No. 60 in the nation and No. 1 in the Atlantic Sun.

The Bisons struggled to put points together for a match win. Daniel Hangstefer delivered well offensively in his first set, but lost against Daniel Isaza in no. 2 singles. Hangstefer’s no. 2 match score was 7-6, 6-2.

The Bisons travel to the University of South Carolina-Upstate Saturday, March 7 where they will continue conference play. Following that match, they will play Wofford Sunday, March 8.

Lipscomb’s next home match is March 11 against IPFW at 4 p.m. The location is yet to be announced.


1. Mario Hernandez / Daniel Hangstefer vs. Enrique Oliviares / Grega Teraz (ETSU 8-5)

2. James Murrell / Chad Pierron vs. Jeremy Bonevalle / Daniel Isaza (ETSU 8-4)

3. Andy Mizell / Joe McArdle vs. Jason Ramski / Alex Ahlgren (ETSU 8-5)


1. Joe McArdle vs. Sander Gille (ETSU 6-2, 6-3)

2. Daniel Hangstefer vs. Daniel Isaza (ETSU 7-6, 6-2)

3. Bruno Melibeu vs. Jeremy Bonevalle (ETSU 6-4, 6-0)

4. James Murrell vs. Charles Bottoni (ETSU 6-3, 6-0)

5. Mario Hernandez vs. Robin Asker (ETSU 6-0, 6-0)

6. Josh Cummings vs. Alex Ahlgren (ETSU 6-1, 6-0)