Men's tennis looks to extend its four-game win streak
Friday, February 6, 2015
By Todd Lamberth
Men's tennis looks to extend its four-game win streak

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb men’s tennis team will be seeking its fifth match win in a row on the road in Clarksville when it takes on Austin Peay at noon  Saturday.

The Governors (2-0) are coming off of wins against Abilene Christian and Chattanooga. 

Lipscomb (5-2) are coming off wins against Abilene Christian, Belmont and Tennessee Tech last weekend. This will be their only match of the week so head coach Mario Hernandez is expecting a well-rested team to take the court on Saturday. 

“The main thing has been recovery and getting healthy,” Mario Hernandez said. “That’ll help with the intensity because they’ll just have more energy.”

The Bisons have only dropped two matches and two doubles points this season and will look to keep doing what they have been doing coming into this match. 

“We want to try to keep it simple,” Mario Hernandez said. “We’ve got certain things we’re going to work on and all we ask of them to be engaged and bring the maximum intensity to practice and then it’ll kind of worry about itself. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”

The Bisons will be facing a tough APSU team and one they haven’t beaten in six years. Mario Hernandez is complimentary of the team but feels his team is ready to end that streak. 

“We kind of want to get over that hump,” Mario Hernandez said. “Based on what I’ve seen in practice and what I’ve seen this year, I really believe we can. A lot of it’s going to depend on our intensity. We’ve got to make sure we come pumped up and ready to go.

He expects his team to leave it all on the court. 

“I would want the guys drained after this match by just putting everything into it and then we can recover after that,” Mario Hernandez said.

The Lipscomb Bisons men’s tennis team will be seeking its fifth match win in a row on the road in Clarksville to take on Austin Peay at noon  Saturday.

The Governors (2-0) are coming off of wins against Abilene Christian and Chattanooga. 

Lipscomb (5-2) are coming off wins against Abilene Christian, Belmont and Tennessee Tech last weekend. This will be their only match of the week so head coach Mario Hernandez is expecting a well-rested team to take the court on Saturday. 

“The main thing has been recovery and getting healthy,” Mario Hernandez said. “That’ll help with the intensity because they’ll just have more energy.”

The Bisons have only dropped two matches and two doubles points this season and will look to keep doing what they have been doing coming into this match. 

“We want to try to keep it simple,” Mario Hernandez said. “We’ve got certain things we’re going to work on and all we ask of them to be engaged and bring the maximum intensity to practice and then it’ll kind of worry about itself. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”

The Bisons will be facing a tough APSU team and one they haven’t beaten in six years. Mario Hernandez is complimentary of the team but feels his team is ready to end that streak. 

“We kind of want to get over that hump,” Mario Hernandez said. “Based on what I’ve seen in practice and what I’ve seen this year, I really believe we can. A lot of it’s going to depend on our intensity. We’ve got to make sure we come pumped up and ready to go.

He expects his team to leave it all on the court. 

“I would want the guys drained after this match by just putting everything into it and then we can recover after that,” Mario Hernandez said.