Men's tennis ends regular season with loss to Vandy
Sunday, April 17, 2016
By Todd Lamberth
Men's tennis ends regular season with loss to Vandy

TUSCALOOSA, Al. - After two straight conference wins, the Lipscomb men’s tennis team ended the regular season with a 4-0 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday.

In a match that only saw singles play, the Bisons weren’t able to get anything going against No. 45 Vanderbilt in a neutral court match in Tuscaloosa.

Despite the result, Lipscomb head coach Mario Hernandez was happy with how his team battled against the Commodores.

“It was a tough match against a strong team,” Hernandez said. “But I felt the guys competed well. Tough competition only makes us better going into the conference tournament.”

Lipscomb (8-12, 2-4) will play in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament ahead starting on Friday.

The Bisons enter the weekend as the fifth seed and will face fourth-seeded USC-Upstate, the host, to start the tournament. The Spartans won the matchup between the teams earlier in the season 6-1.

Making their first tournament appearance in three years, the Bisons are looking forward to opportunity they have.

“We’ll shift our focus to the conference tournament which I know the guys are excited for,” Hernandez said. “Our most fun part of the season is right around the corner.”

Final Results

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

No. 45 Vanderbilt 4 – Lipscomb 0

Singles:

  1. No. 40 Daniel Valent (VU) def. Rob Mitchell (LIP) 6-0, 6-2
  2. No. 97 Cameron Klinger (VU) vs. Manzanares (LIP) 6-4, 6-5
  3. Rhys Johnson (VU) def. Philippe Courteau (LIP) 6-3, 6-4
  4. Baker Newman (VU) def. Daniel Cardenas (LIP) 6-3, 6-1
  5. Alex Ross (VU) def. Thais Minet (LIP) 6-4, 6-4
  6. Tate Allwardt (VU) vs. Kauai Linardi (LIP) 6-7, 4-2