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Lady Bisons lose to ETSU in tennis
Kristin Lusk
Kristin Lusk

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The women’s tennis team played undefeated A-Sun conference foe ETSU on Friday at the Lipscomb Tennis Center. The Lady Bisons were swept by the Buccaneers 7-0, bringing their conference record to 0-7.

Lipscomb struggled in doubles, losing all three matches, and allowing ETSU to secure the doubles point.

Mackenzie Bishop and Elizabeth Keevil played a good match at No. 1 but came up short in the end, losing to Stupak and Holtzhausen 8-4.

Kara Jackson and Danielle Hansen were swept by Jaime and Voinea at No. 2 8-0.

At No. 3, Julianne McMeen and Carlina Jow fell to Naurotsua and Sheets 8-1.

With doubles play behind them, the Lady Bisons embarked on singles play with a 1-0 disadvantage.

Bishop was shut down at No. 1 by Stupak, losing by a score of 6-1, 6-0.

Falling 6-0, 6-1, Keevil was defeated by Holtzhausen at the No. 2 spot, bringing the match score to 0-3.

At No. 3, Hansen came up short against Jaime, falling 6-1, 6-1.

Jackson lost at No. 4 to Naurotsua 6-2, 6-2, while McMeen fell at No. 6 to Voinea 6-0, 6-0.

The highlight match came in the No. 5 position. Although she did not come out with the victory for her birthday, which was on the day of the match, freshman Carlina Jow battled back to make it a close second set, losing to Sheets 6-0, 7-5.

The freshman played some of her best tennis yet this season during her second set against the Buccaneers. Once leading the second set 5-4, she played with great confidence.

The Lady Bisons are back in action Friday, April 2 as they travel to Georgia to play Kennesaw State in another A-Sun match up.

Results:

Doubles:

1. Stupak/ Holtzhausen (ETSU) def. Bishop/Keevil (LU) 8-4

2. Jaime/ Voinea (ETSU) def. Jackson/ Hansen (LU) 8-0

3. Naurotsua/ Sheets (ETSU) def. McMeen/ Jow (LU) 8-1

Singles:

1. Stupak (ETSU) def. Bishop (LU) 6-1, 6-0

2. Holtzhausen (ETSU) def. Keevil (LU) 6-0, 6-1

3. Jaime (ETSU) def. Hansen (LU) 6-1, 6-1

4. Naurotsua (ETSU) def. Jackson (LU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Sheets (ETSU) def. Jow (LU) 6-0, 7-5

6. Voinea (ETSU) def. McMeen (LU) 6-0, 6-0

Written by Ashlan Williams, student assistant in sports information.