Men's Tennis unable to get past Belmont
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Men's Tennis unable to get past Belmont

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb men’s tennis team continued its recent slide with a 5-2 loss to rival Belmont indoors Saturday night at the Centennial Sportsplex.

The Bruins (5-8) got the first point of the match by winning doubles in tiebreakers at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Pedro Uribe and Jorge Ortegon fell 7-6 before Jake Penny and Michael Tougher ultimately fell by the same score.

In singles, the Bisons (4-7) couldn’t seem to get the break as Belmont won a pair of three-set matches to seal the victory. Uribe got the Bisons on the board when he defeated Zak Khan 7-6, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7) on court No. 4. He moved to 5-6 on the year in singles with the victory.

On court No. 6 it was sophomore David Skrabut who won in straight sets 6-1, 7-5 over Jake Briggs for the second point of the match.

It was the first loss for Lipscomb against Belmont since 2012.

 

UP NEXT

Lipscomb will return to action on March 11 with a 3 p.m. tilt with Presbyterian.

 

RESULTS

Belmont 5, Lipscomb 2

 

SINGLES

  1. Hendrik Inno(BELM) def. Victor Chaw (LU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
  2. Marko Ilic (BELM) def. Pablo Caffarena (LU) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
  3. Joan Valy (BELM) def. Jorge Ortegon (LU) 7-5, 6-3
  4. Pedro Uribe (LU) def. Zak Khan (BELM) 7-6, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7)
  5. Vincent Sterkens (BELM) def. Jake Penny (LU) 6-3, 6-4
  6. David Skrabut (LU) def. Jake Briggs (BELM) 6-1, 7-5

 DOUBLES

  1. Marko Ilic/Hendrik Inno(BELM) vs. Victor Chaw/Pablo Caffarena (LU) 6-6, unfinished
  2. Zak Khan/Joan Valy (BELM) def. Pedro Uribe/Jorge Ortegon (LU) 7-6 (7-5)
  3. Grant Kelly/Vincent Sterkens (BELM) def. Jake Penny/Michael Tougher (LU) 7-6