DELAND, Fla. – The Lipscomb men’s tennis team dropped its first-round match in the ASUN Men’s Tennis Championship to No. 3 North Florida, 4-2, Thursday evening at Stetson’s Mandy Stoll Tennis Center.
The defeat dropped Lipscomb to 7-14 overall and ended its season.
Juniors Victor Chaw and Jorge Ortegon picked up the two singles wins for the Bisons at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, respectively.
Ortegon earned the first point of the match for the purple and gold in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 over UNF’s Nilo Duarte.
In a battle of unanimous All-ASUN first team selections, Lipscomb’s Chaw emerged victorious on the top line by sweeping UNF’s Sahil Deshmukh 6-3, 7-5. The victory pulled the Bisons back even with the Ospreys (13-10) at 2-2.
From there the Bisons battled tough by winning the opening set on courts two and five, but it was not enough as the Ospreys secured wins at No. 5 and No. 6 to clinch the first-round win and advance past Lipscomb.
Chaw finished his third year in Nashville with a team-leading 11-7 overall mark in singles, while he and Pablo Caffarena dropped to 12-4 in doubles.
The Bisons will lose senior George Wong to graduation in May, but they will bring back a healthy and experienced squad next season that features seven upperclassmen.
|1. Victor Chaw (LIP-M) def. Sahil Deshmukh (UNF) 6-3, 7-5|
|2. Till Von Winning (UNF) vs. Pablo Caffarena (LIP-M) 6-7, 6-4, 1-1, unfinished|
|3. Jorge Ortegon (LIP-M) def. Nilo Duarte (UNF) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Jorge Nunez (UNF) def. Pedro Uribe (LIP-M) 6-4, 6-2|
|5. Federico Nani (UNF) def. David Skrabut (LIP-M) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4|
|6. Charley Castaing (UNF) def. Jake Penny (LIP-M) 7-6, 6-4|
|1. Nilo Duarte/Sahil Deshmukh (UNF) def. Victor Chaw/Pablo Caffarena (LIP-M) 6-2|
|2. Jorge Nunez/Federico Nani (UNF) def. Jorge Ortegon/Pedro Uribe (LIP-M) 6-2|
|3. Dominik Barton/Till Von Winning (UNF) vs. Jake Penny/David Skrabut (LIP-M) 5-4, unfinished|
|North Florida 13-10|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,4,1,6,5)|