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Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tennis was in the air Friday night at the Whitworth Tennis Center. The Lady Bisons entered their 2009 season 1-0 with a 7-0 win over the University of Alabama A&M.
The Lady Bisons began the match scoring the doubles point. Kara Jackson & Danielle Hansen defeated Johnson & Jelks by a score of 8-1. Olivia Ellis & Elizabeth Keevil defeated Nixon and Muskwe, 8-2.
Senior Raphaela Jann fought a tough match against M. Johnson, losing her first match 3-6, and winning her 2nd 6-1; forcing her opponent into a tiebreaker. Jann won the tiebreaker 10-4.
Freshman Elizabeth Keevil continued her magical collegiate opening, defeating Jelks, 8-2.
Other singles winners for the Lady Bisons were Kara Jackson, defeating Nixon, 6-2, 6-2. Danielle Hansen defeated Cherry, 8-4. Claire Landry defeated Muskwe, 8-1. Olivia Ellis won by default.
“It was a good opener to the season, everyone came out and played well and did what they had to do, said Coach Kristin Lusk.
“I see things that we need to work on, and we’ll work on those this week. We have a really tough match against Memphis this Friday night at Memphis and then we play Austin Peay on Saturday. We played well and did what we had to do.”
The Lady Bisons will travel to the University of Memphis on January 30th. Their next home match will be against UT-Martin on February 13th at 7:00 p.m. The location is to be announced.
This story was written by Caroline Price, a student assistant in the athletics media relations department.