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Lady Bisons lose 4-3 to host Dayton
Kara Jackson
Kara Jackson

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Lady Bisons tortunes have not been as bright this season at Dayton Invitational In Dayton, Ohio as they were last season.

After going undefeated at the Invitational last season, were hopeful of making another strong showing this year. However, the ladies began the weekend with a close loss to the University of Dayton, falling 4-3 Friday.

Losing their first doubles match of the season, sophomore Elizabeth Keevil and freshman Mackenzie Bishop came up short at No. 1 doubles to Julie Kirkland and Loni Dickerhoof 6-8.

The No. 2 doubles pair of Kara Jackson and Danielle Hansen picked up a win, defeating Laina Grote and Kelley O'Connell 8-3.

Julianne McMeen and Carlina Jow lost at No. 3 to Sarah Van Wallegham and Chelsea Glankler 1-8.

With a 0-1 deficit going into singles, the Lady Bisons hoped to pick up some wins early on in singles play.

Bishop earned a win for Lipscomb at No. 1, beating Kirkland 6-4, 6-2.

Tied 1-1, at No. 2, Keevil fell to Dickerhoof 1-6, 0-6.

Down 1-2, Hansen squeezed out a win at No. 3 against Grote 6-3, 6-4, bringing the match score back to an even 2-2.

Jackson defeated Wallegham 6-1, 6-3, at the No. 4 spot, giving LU a 3-2 lead.

The Lady Bisons lost at No. 5 and No. 6 stopping their rally.

Jow was defeated by Glanker at No. 5, 2-6, 0-6.

At No. 6, McMeen lost to O'Connell 1-6, 1-6.