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Lady Bisons lose season opener at Austin Peay
Julianne McMeen
Julianne McMeen

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Lady Bisons fell to Austin Peay in their season opener Saturday afternoon in Clarksville, Tenn., with defaults at the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles spots being their only points for the day.

“It was tough to open the season with a loss,” senior Julianne McMeen said. “But I think our team can learn from this and continue to move in the right direction.”

Lipscomb started off the match with a 1-0 deficit after losing the doubles point 2-1. Junior Elizabeth Keevil and senior Kara Jackson fell at No. 1 doubles to Weirard and Loo 8-2 while sophomore Carlina Jow and McMeen were defeated by Tonic and Cornea 8-0.

The only doubles win for the Lady Bisons came at the No.3 spot. Junior Danielle Hansen and freshman Alyssa Bellini secured a win by default due to an Austin Peay injury.

Down 1-0, the Lady Bisons were defeated in each of their singles matches with the exception of a default win by McMeen at No. 6.

At the No. 1 spot, Keevil fell to Tonic 6-2, 6-0, while Jackson was defeated by Weirard 6-0, 6-2.

At No. 3, Bellini played a tight match but eventually fell to Cornea 6-3, 7-7(4). Jow lost to Loo 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4, and Hansen fell at No. 5 to Margolies 6-4, 6-3.

The Lady Bisons travel to Memphis to face the University of Memphis on Saturday, January 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Results:

Doubles:

1. Weirard/ Loo (AP) def. Keevil/ Jackson (LU) 8-2

2. Tonic/ Cornea (AP) def. Jow/ McMeen 8-0

3. Hansen/ Bellini (LU) def. AP by default

Singles:

1. Tonic (AP) def. Keevil 6-2, 6-0

2. Weirard (AP) def. Jackson (LU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Cornea (AP) def. Bellini (LU) 6-3,7-6(4)

4. Loo (AP) def. Jow (LU) 6-1, 6-0

5. Margolies (AP) def. Hansen (LU) 6-4, 6-3

6. McMeen (LU) def. AP by default

Written by Ashlan Williams, student assistant for Lipscomb athletics media relations.