Salazar leads men's tennis at Georgia State Fall Tournament
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Salazar leads men's tennis at Georgia State Fall Tournament

ATLANTA – Led by sophomore David Salazar, the Lipscomb men’s tennis team continued fall action posting a dozen wins in the “Georgia State Fall Tournament” in Atlanta this past weekend.

Salazar reached the finals of his draw only to fall short to North Carolina Wilmington’s Sam Williams 6-2, 6-3. Salazar took down four opponents to reach the finals, defeating players from UNC Wilmington, Furman and Alabama.

Sophomore Miguel Cortez also recorded several wins for the Bisons.  After losing to Alabama’s Carlos Taborga in the first round 6-4, 6-3, Cortez went on to defeat Adam Donaldson and freshman teammate Stuart Tierney, 6-3, 7-6(4) and 6-3, 6-3 respectively.

Prior to his loss to Cortez, Tierney posted a win over Furman’s Andrew Mellon in a three set match, prevailing 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

Sophomore Oliver Strecker added a win for the Bisons when he came back to defeat Louisville’s Van Damrongari in a three setter after losing the first set, winning 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Senior Chad Pierron took down UNC Wilmington’s Matt Kealy in a three set match to give the Bisons another victory, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

Junior Colby Shaw easily defeated Tennessee’s Colton Norton 6-1, 6-1 to close out the Bisons’ singles victories.

Lipscomb’s lone doubles win came from Cortez and Shaw, who defeated UT’s Norton and Peter Nagovnak 8-6.

The men will travel to Clarksville, Tenn. on Friday, October 7, where they will compete in the “Austin Peay Fall Tournament.”



Sven Lalic (AA) def. Daniel Hernandez (LIP) 6-0, 6-3

Vikram Reddy (Alabama) def. Hernandez (LIP) 4-0, ret. (inj)

Lucas Lopasso (Auburn) def. Oliver Strecker (LIP) 6-3, 6-2

Strecker (LIP) def. Van Damrongari (Louisville) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Chris Simich (Louisville) def. Strecker 3-6, 6-1, ret. (inj)

Carlos Taborga (Alabama) def. Miguel Cortez (LIP) 6-4, 6-3

Cortez (LIP) def. Adam Donaldson (Louisville) 6-3, 7-6(4)

Cortez (LIP) def. Tierney (LIP) 6-3, 6-3

Bryan Swartz (UT) def. Cortez (LIP) 6-4, 6-1

Sam Williams (UNCW) def. Chad Pierron (LIP) 6-1, 6-2

Pierron (LIP) def. Matt Kealy (UNCW) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Ismael Lahlou (GA State) def. Stuart Tierney (LIP) 6-2, 6-2

Tierney (LIP) def. Andrew Mellon (Furman) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Cortez (LIP) def. Tierney (LIP) 6-3, 6-3

David Salazar (LIP) def. Zach Hublitz (UNCW) 6-2, 6-1

Salazar (LIP) def. Joel Cook (Furman) 6-2, 6-4

Salazar (LIP) def. Michael Reilly (UNCW) 7-5, 7-6(6)

Salazar (LIP) def. Stuart Kenyon (Alamaba) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Sam Williams (UNCW) def. Salazar (LIP) 6-2, 6-3

Pedro Scocuglia (AA) def. Colby Shaw (LIP) 6-3, 7-5

Shaw (LIP) def. Colton Norton (UT) 6-1, 6-1

Swartz (UT) def. Shaw (LIP) 7-6(5), 6-3



Danlil Proskura/Carlos Taborga (Alabama) def. Hernandez/Tierney (LIP) 5-0, ret. (inj)

Daniel Regan/Sven Lalic (AA) def. Pierron/ Salazar (LIP) 8-3

Marlon Brand/Forrest Edwards (MTSU) def. Pierron/ Salazar (LIP) 8-6

Cortez/ Shaw (LIP) def. Peter Nagovnak/ Colton Norton (UT) 8-6

Ismael Lahlou/Vincent Verpeaux (GA State) def. Cortez/Shaw (LIP) 8-3