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Tennis to face Mercer on Saturday in Music City

Friday, March 29, 2013
by Mark McGee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb tennis teams continue a busy weekend of Atlantic Sun play Saturday when Mercer visits.

The Bisons are feeling streaky at this stage of the season.

When Mercer visits the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center for a 10 a.m. match the Bisons will be seeking their fourth straight match win and third consecutive Atlantic Sun victory.

The Bisons beat Kennesaw State 6-1 Thursday.

Miguel Cortez, playing in the No. 5 spot, has been one of the players that the Bisons have rallied around.

“Miguel Cortez brings energy and a level of intensity all the time that just raises up everybody else,” Lipscomb coach Andrew Harris said. “We really want to continue to look for leadership from him on the court.”

Oliver Strecker, Daniel Hernandez, Stuart Tierney, Cortez and Shaw all won their singles matches against Kennesaw State.

The Bisons swept the doubles matches with Cortez and Tierney, David Salazar and Strecker and Colby Shaw and John Tougher teaming up for the wins.

The Lady Bisons face Mercer at 2 p.m. LU has won two of its last three matches.

In a 6-1 loss to Kennesaw State Jenny Borck won a singles match playing at the No. 4 position. The doubles team of Shilpa Naruka and Melissa Kromer won, but the Lady Bisons did not get the doubles point.

Harris is counting on Lorena Djuknic, who joined the team in January, to be a spark for the Lady Bisons for the rest of the A-Sun season.

“Lorena just battles,” Harris said. “She is a 110 percent competitor. She impresses her will on you.”