JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team lost its fourth straight Atlantic Sun Conference match on Friday when they fell 6-1 to Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla.
"It was a difficult match today on the women's side,” head coach Andrew Harris said. “I thought we came out with the right heart in doubles and got unlucky on some various points of the doubles point. Certainly seeing Danielle step up today in singles was great for her confidence. We continue to find ourselves in great situations for the doubles with the line up we have, and we will eventually have it click. Tomorrow against North Florida will be a good test for sure."
The Lady Bison came out strong in doubles play but fell just short of claiming the doubles point.
Sophomore Alyssa Bellini and senior Samantha Bowman picked up a doubles win at No. 3, taking down Veronique Spencer and Gabriela Bartos 8-4.
At No. 2, seniors Elizabeth Keevil and Danielle Hansen came up just shy of the win, losing the Djessika Bezerra and Virginia Iwinski 8-6.
Freshmen Deahna Welcher and Jenny Borck lost at No. 1 to Aline Staudt and Natalia Melibeu 8-1.
The Lady Bison entered into singles play with a 1-0 deficit, but, unfortunately, they were only able to secure one win.
The Lady Bison’s only singles win came at No. 5. After losing the first set, Hansen came back to defeat Harjit Gosal 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Bellini was defeated at No. 1 by Staudt 6-2, 6-0, while Welcher fell in three sets at No. 2 to Melibeu 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
At No. 3, Borck fell to Bezzera 6-2, 6-2, and Keevil lost at No.4 in a three-setter, falling 6-4, 2-6, 10-5.
Bowman was also defeated at No. 6 by Spencer 6-2, 7-5.
The Lady Bison will remain in Florida to face the University of North Florida on Saturday.
1) D. Welcher/J. Borck vs. Staudt/Melibeu JU Won 8-1
2) E. Keevil/D. Hansen vs. Bezzera/Iwinski JU Won 8-6
3) A. Bellini/S. Bowman vs. Spencer/Bartos LU Won 8-4
1) A. Bellini vs. Aline Staudt JU Won 6-2, 6-0
2) D. Welcher vs. Natalia Melibeu JU Won 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
3) J. Borck vs. Djessika Bezzera JU Won 6-2, 6-2
4) E. Keevil vs. Virginia Iwinski JU Won 6-4, 2-6, 10-5
5) D. Hansen vs. Harjit Gosal LU Won 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
6) S. Bowman vs. Veronique Spencer JU Won 6-2, 7-5