NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s tennis team fell 7-0 to No. 72 ETSU on Friday afternoon at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
"Tough match tonight on the men's side,” head coach Andrew Harris said. “ETSU played more complete matches and we had some various moments throughout the afternoon but unfortunately, we just couldn’t string together enough points. What I do know is that tomorrow we will come out with a renewed sense of urgency against Upstate."
Lipscomb’s only win for the day was at No. 3 doubles.
Junior Colby Shaw and sophomore David Salazar took down Jesus Bandres and Rogerio Ribiero 8-4.
The Bison dropped the remaining two doubles matches, allowing ETSU to pick up the doubles point early in the match.
Junior Oliver Strecker and sophomore Miguel Cortez fell just short of victory at No. 1 doubles, losing to Sander Gille and Robin Asker 9-7.
At No. 2, junior Tanner Brown and freshman Daniel Hernandez were defeated 8-4 by Jeremy Bonnevalle and Juan Ramirez.
With a 1-0 deficit, the Bison entered into singles play, but, unfortunately, were unable to secure any of the singles matches.
Strecker fell just shy at No. 1, losing in three sets to Gille, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
At No. 2, Salazar was defeated by Bandres 6-3, 6-2, and Hernandez lost at No. 3 to Ramirez 6-4, 7-5.
Shaw fell at No. 4 to Bonnevalle 6-3, 6-3, while Brown was defeated by Ribiero 6-3, 6-0 at No. 5.
Cortez was also just short of picking up a win, falling in three sets to Roger Prdeig 6-7, 6-0, 10-7.
The loss hands the Bison a 1-3 conference record heading into their second matchup of the weekend as they host USC-Upstate at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. Match play will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
1) Strecker/Cortez vs. Gille/Asker ETSU Won 9-7
2) Brown/Hernandez vs. Bonnevalle/Ramirez ETSU Won 8-4
3) Shaw/Salazar vs. Bandres/Ribiero LU Won 8-4
1) Oliver Strecker vs. Gille ETSU Won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
2) David Salazar vs. Bandres ETSU Won 6-3, 6-2
3) Daniel Hernandez vs. Ramirez ETSU Won 6-4, 7-5
4) Colby Shaw vs. Bonnevalle ETSU Won 6-3, 6-3
5) Tanner Brown vs. Ribiero ETSU Won 6-3,6-0
6) Miguel Cortez vs. Ordeig ETSU Won 6-7, 6-0, 10-7