CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Sophomore Oliver Strecker and freshman Daniel Hernandez led the Lipscomb men’s tennis team this past weekend at the “Austin Peay Fall Tournament,” each winning their brackets, giving the Bisons two out of the three championships.
Strecker dropped only one set in his road to the “A Flight” bracket championship. He easily took down North Alabama’s Matt Feury 6-0, 6-2 in round one before going on to defeat Kennesaw States’ Louis Theodor 7-5, 6-4 in round two. After dropping the first set 6-4, Strecker held a 2-0 lead in the second set of the semifinals when his opponent, Lewis’ Uno Lamipaa retired from the match. Strecker posted a solid 6-3, 6-4 victory in the championship, defeating KSU’s Alex Toliver.
Hernandez took the crown in the men’s “B Flight” bracket when he took down Middle Tennessee State’s Dimitri Pippos 6-3, 6-4 in the finals. Hernandez defeated Lewis’ John Richert 6-4, 6-0 in round one and Austin Peay’s Michal Hriciste 6-2, 6-4 in the second round. In the semifinals, Hernandez went on to defeat Eastern Illinois’ Kevin Bauman 6-3, 2-6, 10-5 before continuing on to take the bracket title.
Sophomore Miguel Cortez picked up wins in the first two rounds, defeating KSU’s Ryan Spencer and AP’s Drew Kerr. Cortez eventually went on to lose his third match to KSU’s Gianni Kubin 6-1, 3-6, 10-3.
Sophomore David Salazar, freshman Stuart Tierney and junior Colby Shaw all posted consolation bracket wins for the Bisons as well.
The Bisons head to Memphis, Tenn., on Friday, Oct. 14 to compete in the “USTA/ITA Regional Indoor Championships.”
Oliver Strecker (LIP) def. Matt Feury (UNA) 6-0, 6-2
Strecker (LIP) def. Louis Theodor (KSU) 7-5, 6-4
Strecker (LIP) def. Uno Lapimaa (LEWIS) 4-6, 2-0 ret.
Strecker (LIP) def. Alex Toliver (KSU) 6-3, 6-4
Toliver (KSU) def. David Salazar (LIP) 6-4, 6-3
Warren Race (EIU) def. Salazar (LIP) 7-5, 2-6, 10-8
Salazar (LIP) def. Freeman (WKY) 6-2, 6-1
Sean Baley (AP) def. Stuart Tierney (LIP) 7-5, 6-0
Tierney (LIP) def. Lance Freeman (WKY) 6-1, 7-5
Tierney (LIP) def. Race (EIU) 6-3, 4-6, 11-9
Aleksas Tverwonas (AP) def. Tanner Brown (LIP) 0-6, 6-1, 10-6
Daniel Hernandez (LIP) def. John Richert (LEWIS) 6-4, 6-0
Hernandez (LIP) def. Michal Hriciste (APSU)6-2, 6-4
Hernandez (LIP) def. Kevin Bauman (EIU) 6-3, 2-6, 10-5
Hernandez (LIP) def. Dimiti Pippos (MTSU) 6-3, 6-4
Tyler Mills (KSU) def. Colby Shaw (LIP) 6-2, 6-4
Shaw (LIP) def. Jonathan Vick (UNA) 6-1, 6-1
Shaw (LIP) def. Andrew Fish (WKY) 6-1, 6-0
Miguel Cortez (LIP) def. Ryan Spencer (KSU) 6-4, second set unavailable
Cortez (LIP) def. Drew Kerr (AP) 5-7, 7-6, 10-4
Gianni Kubin (KSU) def. Cortez (LIP) 6-1, 3-6, 10-3
Faulkengerg (SIUE) def. Chad Pierron (LIP) 6-0, 6-1