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Monday, November 01, 2010The Lady Bisons’ tennis team traveled down the street to Vanderbilt to compete in the June Stewart Invitational this past weekend where they earned three singles wins and posted two doubles victories.
Freshman Alyssa Bellini picked up one of the Lady Bisons’ singles wins, defeating Belmont’s Laura Stack in a three setter, 6-4, 1-6, 11-9. Bellini fell earlier in the tournament to Vanderbilt’s Erica Robertson 6-2, 6-2 and Belmont’s Lindsey Bennett 6-3, 6-3.
Junior Danielle Hansen also scored a victory for Lipscomb with a win in her first match over Belmont’s Abbey Hogan 3-6, 6-0, 7-5. Hansen went on to be defeated by Vanderbilt’s Kelly Ulery 6-1, 6-2 and later fell to Memphis’ Andrea Arques in a close two set match 7-5, 6-4.
Sophomore Carlina Jow could not post a win for the Lady Bisons, falling to Arques 6-1, 6-2, Belmont’s Natalia Nunes 6-0, 7-5, and Hogan 6-2, 6-0.
Picking up the Lady Bisons’ final singles win, senior Kara Jackson posted a win over Belmont’s Spenser-Anne Edwards by default. Jackson was defeated earlier in the weekend, falling to Vanderbilt’s Rachael Dillon 6-0, 6-2 and Belmont’s Abbey Leatherwood 6-2, 6-0.
The doubles duo of Keevil and Hansen picked up a win in their final match of the tournament, defeating Hogan and Nunes 8-3 after falling to MTSU 8-2, Murray State 8-4, and Belmont 8-3.
Jackson and Bellini fell to Memphis 8-2 before picking up the Lady Bisons’ final win over Leatherwood and Hogan 9-7. The pair also fell to Murray State 8-2 and MTSU 8-6 throughout the weekend.
The Lady Bisons concluded their fall season and will enter an offseason of training before beginning their main spring season.
Erica Robertson (VU) def. Alyssa Bellini (LU) 6-2, 6-2
Lindsey Bennett (BU) def. Bellini (LU) 6-3, 6-3
Bellini (LU) def. Laura Stack (BU) 6-4, 1-6, 11-9
Danielle Hansen (LU) def. Abbey Hogan (BU) 3-6, 6-0, 7-5
Kelly Ulery (VU) def. Hansen (LU) 6-1, 6-2
Arques (Mem) def. Hansen (LU) 7-5, 6-4
Andrea Arques (Mem) def. Carlina Jow (LU) 6-1, 6-2
Natalia Nunes (BU) def. Jow (LU) 6-0, 7-5
Hogan (BU) def. Jow (LU) 6-2, 6-0
Rachael Dillon (VU) def. Kara Jackson (LU) 6-0, 6-2
Abbey Leatherwood (BU) def. Jackson (LU) 6-2, 6-0
Jackson (LU) def. Spenser-Anne Edward (BU) Default
Nomoto/ Dachos (MTSU) def. Keevil/ Hansen (LU) 8-2
Canty/ Cunitz (Murray) def. Keevil/ Hansen (LU) 8-4
Leatherwood/ Stack (BU) def. Keevil/ Hansen (LU) 8-3
Keevil/ Hansen (LU) def. Hogan/ Nunes (BU) 8-2
Hawkins/ Gray (Mem) def. Jackson/ Bellini (LU) 8-2
Jackson/Bellini (LU) def. Leatherwood/ Stack (BU) 9-7
Canty/ Cunitz (Murray) def. Jackson/ Bellini (LU) 8-2
Nava/ Bigus (MTSU) def. Jackson/ Bellini (LU) 8-6
Written by Ashlan Williams, student assistant in Lipscomb athletics media relations.