MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Lipscomb’s Stuart Tierney won three matches at the Dale Short Shootout at Middle Tennessee and was named the singles champion.
“Tierney displayed a high level of focus and commitment that led him to create a successful weekend for himself and the team,” said Lipscomb coach Mario Hernandez.
The Bisons finish strong on the final day of the Dale Short Shootout against Middle Tennessee. The tournament started on Friday and closed on Sunday.
In singles play against Middle Tennessee the Bisons recorded three singles victories in five matches. They did not win a doubles match.
Last season Middle Tennessee was ranked 48th nationally.
Lipscomb’s David Salazar won against Victor Cornea in a fairly one-sided match in straight sets.
“Salazar came up with some great aggressive strokes and high energy levels on the court,” said Hernandez.
Lipscomb freshmen Rob Mitchell won his second match during the weekend against MTSU's Yannick Born by a score of 6-1, 6-3.
Overall, it was a successful weekend for the Bisons. Coach Hernandez is really impressed by the team’s performance.
“The team performed beyond my expectations today,” coach Hernandez said. “They all were extremely competitive and full of energy.
“I am really excited to see this team grow throughout this semester. Everyone on the team has great potential and we are slowly exploring it. I feel proud after of the team, especially after today’s performance against MTSU. ”
The team will be working on a lot of doubles play this week before leaving for the UTC tournament next weekend.
RESULTS Lipscomb v. MTSU
SALAZAR, David (Lipscomb) def. CORNEA, Victor (Middle Tennessee) 6-2, 6-3
ZITO, Ettore (Middle Tennessee) def. HERNANDEZ, Daniel (Lipscomb) 6-0, 6-3
TIERNEY, Stuart (Lipscomb) def. LANG, Christoph (Middle Tennessee) 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)
MITCHELL, Rob (Lipscomb) def. BORN, Yannick (Middle Tennessee) 6-1, 6-3
JUMONVILLE, Aaron (Middle Tennessee) def. TOUGHER, John (Lipscomb) 6-1, 6-2
BORN, Yannick/CORNEA, Victor (Middle Tennessee) def. CORTEZ, Miguel/TIERNEY, Stuart (Lipscomb) 8-3
JUMONVILLE, Aaron/ZITO, Ettore (Middle Tennessee) def. SALAZAR, David/HERNANDEZ, Daniel (Lipscomb) 8-6