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Bisons tennis drops match to Austin Peay 6-1

Sunday, February 16, 2014
by Shilpa Naruka

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Lipscomb Men’s Tennis fall to Austin Peay 6-1 Saturday at Richland indoor tennis facility.

Miguel Cortez at No. 4 recorded the only singles victory this evening against Iago Seffrin 6-4, 6-1.

The Bisons only have five players who can play. They have to give up a match in singles and doubles by default. 

“Austin Peay is a tough and experienced team that never takes a point off’,” Lipscomb men’s tennis coach Mario Hernandez said. “I think they simply out  competed us.” 

Lipscomb lost at both No.1 and No. 2 doubles by close scores. 

Miguel Cortez playing at No. 4 was the only Lipscomb player to win a match with a 6-4, 6-1 decision.

In singles matches David Salazar at No. 1 lost to ASPU’s Jasmin Ademovic in a straight set fight 6-4, 6-1.

Stuart Tierney at No. 2 lost to Dimitar Ristovoski in a third set counter in which Tierney played a tiebreaker in the second set and finally lost the match to Ristovoski 6-2 in the third set. The final score of the match was 6-4, 5-6 (6), 6-2.

Rob Mitchell at No.3 gave a tough fight to Aleksos Tverijonas in the first set but lost it in the tiebreaker 5-7. Mitchell lost the match to Tverijonas in straight sets 6-5 (5), 6-2.

“These matches are good to have now though, because we are able to learn and  improve from them so that we are not making the same mistakes during conference  play,” Hernandez said.

Lipscomb freshman Nacor Ibanez at No.5 fell 6-0, 6-0 to James Mitchell. 

“Our players have to be tougher and more focused for every point without letting up,” Hernandez said. “But I ultimately take responsibility for this.

“If we are not as tough as we need to be, that's on me. I need to make sure these next couple of weeks to really push our guys so that we don't have these issues anymore. We won’t make this mistake again or ever.”

The Bisons will get on road to Kentucky to play against Morehead State University next weekend.  The match will start at 2 p.m. Saturday. 

 

Doubles:

1. Ademovic/Tverijonas (APSU) defeated Miguel Cortez/Stuart Tierney (LU) 6-3

2. Seffrin/Ristovski (APSU) defeated David Salazar/Rob Mitchell (LU) 6-4

3. (APSU) defeated (LU) by default

 

Singles:

1. Jasmine Ademovic(APSU) defeated David Salazar (LU) 6-4, 6-1

2. Dimitar Ristovski {APSU) defeated Stuart Tierney (LU) 6-4, 5-6 (6), 6-2

3. Aleksos Tverijonas (APSU) defeated Rob Mitchell (LU) 6-5 (5), 6-2

4. Miguel Cortez (LU) defeated 6-4, 6-1

5. James Mitchell (APSU) defeated Nacor Ibanez 6-0, 6-0

6. (APSU) defeated (LU) by default