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2010-11 Men's Tennis News
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June 15, 2011
Paul Hembree played tennis for Lipscomb from 1939-1941. At the proud age of 89, he has the honor of being one of Lipscomb's oldest athletes. Retired and living in Brentwood, Paul recently visited with Andy Lane, Executive Director of the National Bison Club to reminisce about his athletic days at Lipscomb.
May 26, 2011
Lipscomb men's tennis signee Stuart Tierney won the Oregon 6A state championship last week in a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Tierney will begin at Lipscomb this fall.
May 24, 2011
Eight Lipscomb University athletic teams received perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and twelve teams exceeded the national average for private schools in the latest report issued Tuesday by the NCAA.
May 11, 2011
Bill Connelly played basketball for Lipscomb before the switch from NAIA to NCAA Division I basketball. He now works as a CPA and spends his time keeping up with his three children and six grandchildren with his wife, Patti. Bill recently took some time to talk with lipscombsports.com about his time at Lipscomb.
May 04, 2011
Lipscomb tennis coach Andrew Harris announced the addition of Stuart Tierney and Daniel Hernandez to the Bisons program on Wednesday. Both Tierney and Hernandez signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Bisons, joining the team at the start of the 2011 Fall semester.
April 29, 2011
With the season wrapped up and the semester coming to a close, the Bisons say goodbye as they send off three graduating seniors this May, Mario Hernandez, Joe McArdle, and James Murrell.
April 27, 2011
Trey Hartman played baseball for Lipscomb University, and was able to be a part of Coach Dugan's 800th win. He now spends his time at his pharmacy, along with raising his three daughters with his wife Beth.
April 20, 2011
Mike Carmody played tennis at Lipscomb and is now a self-employed actuary. He spends his time with his wife Bonnie and their six children. He also coaches a local cross country team, but took some time to talk about his memories with LipscombSports.com.
April 14, 2011
The Bisons' season came to a close Thursday evening when they fell 4-0 to Campbell in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championship.
April 13, 2011
The Bisons head to DeLand, Fla., as the No. 6 seed in the 2011 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championships, where they will face No. 3 seed Campbell University on Thursday, April 14, at 3:30 p.m. CT in the first round.
April 12, 2011
Lipscomb's Oliver Strecker became the Bisons first-ever A-Sun First Team member and first Lipscomb player to earn all-conference honors since 2006, the conference office announced Tuesday.
April 11, 2011
With Lipscomb defeating Belmont and North Florida defeating Jacksonville this past weekend, the Bisons have punched their ticket to DeLand, Fla., for the 2011 Atlantic Sun Men's Tennis Championships. The No. 6 seeded Bisons will face third-seeded Campbell at 3:30 p.m. CT in the first round on Thursday, April 14.
April 09, 2011
The Bisons concluded the 2011 regular season with a 4-3 win over Atlantic Sun rival Belmont on Senior Day at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center Saturday. The Bisons will now wait and see who wins the UNF vs. Jacksonville match to see who will earn the final seed in next week's A-Sun Tournament
April 08, 2011
The Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams host Atlantic Sun rival, Belmont University, in the Battle of the Boulevard at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on Saturday, April 9. Match play will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the second annual Lipscomb Racquet Club Block Party.
April 06, 2011
Tracey Sales played basketball for Lipscomb and now works as a independent distributor. He spends his time with his wife Katina, and their daughter Kennadi, but took some time out of his schedule to talk with LipscombSports.com
April 02, 2011
The Bisons return to Nashville from their trip through the Carolinas empty handed after their 6-1 loss to Atlantic Sun foe Campbell University on Saturday.
April 01, 2011
The Bisons took a heavy defeat on Friday afternoon in Spartanburg when they fell to USC-Upstate 5-2. They play Saturday at Campbell.
March 31, 2011
The Bisons and Lady Bisons head for the Carolinas this weekend to face Atlantic-Sun foes USC-Upstate and Campbell on Friday and Saturday as the season begins to wind down and the A-Sun tournament nears.
March 27, 2011
The Bisons closed out their weekend of conference play with a close 4-3 loss to Jacksonville on Saturday night at Richland Country Club. Lipscomb went 0-2 this weekend, dropping their Atlantic Sun record to 3-4.
March 27, 2011
The Bisons suffered a tough 4-3 loss on Friday afternoon, when they fell to Atlantic Sun conference foe North Florida at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. With the loss, the Bisons' A-Sun record evens back out to 3-3.
March 22, 2011
The Bisons and Lady Bisons rev up this week to host Atlantic Sun foes North Florida on Friday, March 25 followed by Jacksonville University on Saturday at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
March 20, 2011
The Bisons concluded their tour through Florida with an exciting 4-3 win over Florida Gulf Coast University. With the win, the Bisons move back to a winning Atlantic Sun record of 3-2.
March 18, 2011
The Bisons lost 4-3 at Stetson Thursday and will be seeking to even their record on the Florida trip when they continue Atlantic Sun play at Florida Gulf Coast Saturday.
March 16, 2011
The Bisons lost their first Atlantic Sun conference match of the season Saturday when they fell 6-1 to East Tennessee State University. The loss dropped the Bisons' conference record to 2-1.
March 10, 2011
With their first weekend of conference play tucked away under their belts, the Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams are preparing to face the Atlantic Sun's top competitor, ETSU on March 12 at 1 p.m. in Johnson City.
March 06, 2011
After opening conference play with a win over Mercer on Friday, the Bisons picked up their second A-Sun win on Saturday, defeating Kennesaw St. 5-2. The back-to-back wins awarded the Bisons are one more A-Sun victory than all of the 2009-2010 season.
March 05, 2011
Due to rain in the Nashville area, schedule changes have been announced for baseball, softball, and tennis. Baseball will play a doubleheader against Purdue Sunday at noon while softball will play a single game at 2:30 p.m.
March 04, 2011
The Bisons pulled out an emotional 4-3 win over Atlantic Sun foe Mercer in their conference opener Friday afternoon at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. The Bisons league win was their first since March 19, 2010 when they defeated Florida Gulf Coast 4-3.
March 04, 2011
The Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams start the Atlantic Sun Conference portion of the season at noon Friday. Lipscomb will host A-Sun foe Mercer University at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. They face Kennesaw State Saturday morning.
February 24, 2011
The men's tennis match has been moved back to Richland Country Club Friday night with the first serve slated for 7 p.m. against Xavier.
February 14, 2011
The Lipscomb Bisons won their second straight match on Saturday after defeating Western Kentucky 6-1. The win advanced the Bisons' record to 3-3 with only one match remaining before conference play begins.
February 14, 2011
The Bisons picked up their second win of the season Friday night with a 7-0 sweep over North Alabama.
February 03, 2011
The Bisons lost their third consecutive match Wednesday night when they fell 6-1 to Austin Peay. Freshman Oliver Strecker was the only Bison to record a win.
February 01, 2011
The men's tennis team strengthened its lineup over Christmas break with the addition of three new players to their roster. Combined with their two freshman recruits acquired in the fall, the Bisons have five new faces.
January 29, 2011
The Bisons' record slipped to 1-2 after losing 6-1 to Georgia State on Friday night. Freshman transfer from Auburn, Oliver Strecker, was the only Bison to post a win for the Bisons.
January 23, 2011
The Bisons were shut out in their second match of the season in a 7-0 loss to Vanderbilt to finish the season-opening weekend 1-1. They play host to Georgia State Friday night.
January 22, 2011
The Bisons' tennis team kicked off the spring season with a 4-3 win Friday night over UT-Chattanooga. They play at No. 39 Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon.
January 20, 2011
Both the Lipscomb men's and women's tennis teams were picked to finish 11th in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason poll. But the Bisons feature a number of new players who could make a difference this spring.
January 19, 2011
Kent Messner is a "Teacher of the Year" winner at Margaret Allen Middle School. He is also active in coaching of youth soccer teams and raising two children with his wife Becca. He took some time to talk about his memories with Lipscombsports.com.
December 08, 2010
During World War II everyone in the United States made sacrifices. It was not any different at Lipscomb where finding players was a challenge. Lynn Harris, who spent some time with Lipscombsports.com , played for the Bisons basketball team while he was still in high school.
November 03, 2010
Jim Maddux worked with the Lipscomb soccer program as both a player, an assistant coach and head coach. He was also part of the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I. He is busy in the financial world today but spent some time talking with LipscombSports.com.
October 27, 2010
Kelli Williams cheered at Lipscomb while working toward a degree in dietetics. She then went on to get her PhD at The Ohio State University. She's been working for Marshall University for 12 years and took some time to talk to LipscombSports.com
October 25, 2010
The Lipscomb men's tennis team competed in one of their final tournaments of the fall season when they traveled to the University of Kentucky (UK) over the weekend, picking up six singles wins in Lexington in the USTA Ohio Valley Regionals.
October 13, 2010
George McIntosh was a tennis and basketball player at Lipscomb and later served as the tennis coach. He is the president of the Jim Wood Golden Bison Club, part of the National Bison Club, that meets each month in the Hall of Fame room at Allen Arena.
October 06, 2010
Jamie Aid is returning home…again. She attended Samford University for one year in Birmingham, Ala., but returned to her hometown of Nashville to play tennis for Lipscomb University. After being away from Lipscomb at Ensworth High School for the past five years she returns to campus as the new women's assistant tennis coach.
September 29, 2010
Allen Bolden, who scored the run that gave the Lipscomb Bisons their first ever Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship in 2008, is working as an auditor. He has also been married less than a year to the former Olivia Ellis who played tennis for the Lady Bisons.
September 22, 2010
Alan Banks played basketball for the Lipscomb Bisons as coach Don Meyer was in the early stage of developing a national reputation for the program. His financial planning business and his children keep him busy now but he found time this week to talk with LipscombSports.com.
September 08, 2010
Alex Scruggs was a key figure in helping the Lipscomb volleyball program grow, capping her senior season with the Lady Bisons winning their first ever Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship and making their first NCAA Tournament appearance in Dayton, Ohio.
September 01, 2010
There have been many requests for a “where are they now” feature with former Lipscomb pitcher Bo McLaughlin. Lipscombsports.com caught up with him at Greer Stadium where he was working with the Colorado Rockies' top level minor league pitchers.
August 25, 2010
Kelly Houff Ehlert received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy earlier this month from Belmont University. She played volleyball from 2002 to 2005 under Brandon Rosenthal
August 18, 2010
Emily Hardin played soccer at Lipscomb University, but she is quickly making her mark as a marathon runner. On July 25th she was the first woman runner to cross the finish line at the San Francisco Marathon, a race that attracted more than 25,000 runners.
August 11, 2010
Bernard Card was known for his hustle on the basketball court as a member of the Lipscomb Bisons. He is working just as hard in the corporate world as well. He was inducted in the Campbell Sales Company Hall of Fame this summer for his success as part of the Campbell Soup team.
July 28, 2010
David Martin played basketball at Lipscomb, but he is most well-known in athletics for his success as the football coach at Goodpasture Christian School. High school football practice is underway, but Martin took time off from his duties to talk with LipscombSports.com.
July 21, 2010
Jack “Jackie” Bradford was a basketball player for Lipscomb University from 1964-66. He played for the 1965-66 team which went 20-4, one of the best records of the 1960s for Lipscomb. Bradford spent some time with LipscombSports.com to remember his days at Lipscomb.
July 14, 2010
Scott Mason played soccer for the Lipscomb Bisons. His playing days are over but he remains active in the game as a coach and instructor. During a dinner break from working Lipscomb Soccer Camps he answered some questions for LipscombSports.com.
July 07, 2010
Tom Kelsey played for the Lipscomb Bisons basketball team from 1982-86 and was a key part of the 1986 NAIA National Championship team. He is the men's basketball coach at Belhaven University.
June 30, 2010
The Lipscomb University Racquet Club, located at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on the Lipscomb University campus, will offer free complementary memberships to the community good from July 1 to Sept. 11.
June 23, 2010
The eyes of the sports world are South Africa and the World Cup this month. Spencer Sutton was a member of the first LU soccer team in 1994. He is a fitting selection since he not only is a former soccer player, but his non-profit company Neverthirst provides clean water for India, the Central African Republic and Sudan.
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