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Bisons swept by Upstate in A-Sun match
Daniel Hangstefer
Daniel Hangstefer

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Lipscomb tennis is searching for a win on the road this weekend in South Carolina. The Bisons lost their second Atlantic Sun Conference match this weekend 7-0 to USC-Upstate.

Daniel Hangstefer and Chad Pierron both advanced to singles tie breaker matches. Hangstefer lost to Renzo Airaldi in no. 2 singles 4-6, 7-6, 10-4. Chad Pierron was defeated by Leanddro Osorio 6-4, 3-6, 10-4.

“USC Upstate has a very solid team this year,” said Bisons coach Andrew Harris. “Don’t overlook the fact that both Daniel Hangstefer and Chad Pierron really came out today and were ready to play from the start.

“They both had some bad breaks go against them in the matches but they will be better because of these matches and should give them confidence down the road.”

The Bisons will continue their weekend road trip Sunday as will play a non-conference matchup against Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. Their next home match will be on March 11 against IPFW at 4 p.m.

The location is yet to be announced.

Doubles:

Hangstefer/Hernandez vs. Tori/Airaldi USC Won 8-4

Murrell/Pierron vs. Roux/Rodriguez USC Won 8-3

McArdle/Mizell vs. Osorio/Blanco USC Won 8-3

Singles:

McArdle vs. E. Rodriguez USC Won 6-1 6-0

Hangstefer vs. R Airaldi USC Won 4-6, 7-6, 10-4

Melibeu vs. Tori USC Won 6-1, 6-4

Murrell vs. Roux USC Won 6-2, 6-1

Cummings vs. Blanco USC Won 6-1,6-1

Chad Pierron vs. Osorio USC Won 6-4, 3-6, 10-4