Trip north has a rough start for men's tennis
Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Todd Lamberth
Trip north has a rough start for men's tennis

DAYTON, Ohio - The Lipscomb men’s tennis team headed north for the weekend, looking to get back on track but came out on the wrong end of a 7-0 decision against Dayton on Friday.

Lipscomb (2-6) head coach Mario Hernandez noted that it wasn’t his side’s best night, but gave credit to the Flyers for their aggressive play.

“It wasn't our best match and Dayton came out firing,” Hernandez said. “Dayton played extremely aggressive and really started well. We got down in sets early and it was hard to get back in the matches.”

Dayton (8-7) came out strong taking the doubles point, sweeping the matches at the top two lines. They didn’t look back.

Junior Alejandro Manzanares continued to play at the top line, where he took on Jordan Benjamin but eventually fell 6-3, 6-4.

At the fourth line, Daniel Cardenas found himself in a tight match with Simon Jayaram but was unable to find the decisive points in a 6-4, 6-4 defeat.

The Bisons will be back in action on Saturday against Eastern Kentucky (8-4) at 2 p.m. in Richmond, Kentucky. Hernandez is confident they can use Friday’s defeat to their advantage.

“If anything it will fire our guys up to come out Saturday and redeem ourselves,” Hernandez said. “We just have to bring a whole lot of fight. That's how we'll bounce back.”

FINAL RESULTS:

Dayton 7 – Lipscomb 0

Doubles:

  1. Carsten Fisher/Zach Berry (UD) def. Victor Chaw/Jorge Ortegon (LIP) 6-2
  2. Lorenzo Rollhauser/Jordan Benjamin (UD) def. Alejandro Manzanares/Daniel Cardenas (LIP) 6-3
  3. Bernardo Sanson/Andy Druffel (UD) vs. Thais Minet/George Wong (LIP) DNF

Singles:

  1. Jordan Benjamin (UD) def. Alejandro Manzanares (LIP) 6-3, 6-4
  2. Carsten Fisher (UD) def. Victor Chaw (LIP) 6-1, 6-1
  3. Zach Berry (UD) def. Jorge Ortegon (LIP) 6-0, 6-4
  4. Simon Jayaram (UD) def. Daniel Cardenas (LIP) 6-4, 6-4
  5. Lorenzo Rollhauser (UD) def. George Wong (LIP) 6-0, 6-4
  6. Andy Druffel (UD) def. Thais Minet (LIP) 6-3, 6-3