Coming off a win against the University of North Alabama Friday, the Lady Bisons defeated Western Kentucky on the road 5-2 Saturday afternoon, advancing their record to 3-1.
The Lady Bisons set the tone for the match when they swept all three doubles matches to win the doubles point and put them ahead 1-0.
Elizabeth Keevil and Mackenzie Bishop defeated Vucina and Heuff 9-7 in a close match at No. 1.
In the No. 2 spot, Kara Jackson and Danielle Hansen pummeled opponents Arnold and Di Tomaso 8-0.
Julianne McMeen and Carlina Jow won at No. 3, defeating True and Caplinger 8-6.
With a 1-0 lead, the Lady Bisons went into singles play with confidence.
Bishop breezed through her match at No. 1, overpowering Vucina 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 singles brought the match score to 2-1 with a loss by Keevil to Heuff 6-0, 6-1.
Hanson cruised to victory at No. 3 with a win over True 6-1, 6-0.
Now up 3-1, a win a No. 4 clinched the match for the Lady Bisons. Jackson easily slaughtered Arnold in a double bagel 6-0, 6-0.
Jow rolled over opponent Di Tomaso at No. 5 6-1,6-1.
McMeen lost at No. 6 to Caplinger in a trying three setter, falling 1-6, 6-3, (10-5), with a tiebreaker acting as a third set.
“I was really proud of how the girls played today" coach Kristin Lusk said. "We had some tough doubles matches, and they competed hard and pulled out wins on all three courts. The effort led to great singles matches too. They were as focused in singles as I’ve seen them all year.
"I can’t say enough about Mackenzie Bishop. She’s off to a 4-0 start in singles and doubles. That’s great for anyone, but especially a freshman playing number one. She has really risen to the challenge this year.”
The Lady Bisons travel to Dayton, Ohio on February 19 to play the University of Dayton.
- Keevil/Bishop (LU) def. Vucina/Heuff (WK) 9-7
- Jackson/Hansen (LU) def. Arnold/Di Tomaso (WK) 8-0
- McMeen/Jow (LU) def. True/Caplinger (WK) 8-6
- Bishop (LU) def. Vucina (WK) 6-1, 6-2
- Heuff (WK) def. Keevil (LU) 6-0, 6-1
- Hansen (LU) def. True (WK) 6-1, 6-0
- Jackson (LU) def. Arnold (WK) 6-0, 6-0
- Jow (LU) def. Di Tomaso (WK) 6-1, 6-1
- Caplinger (WK) def. McMeen (LU) 1-6, 6-3, (10-5)
Written by Ashlan Williams, student assistant in Lipscomb Sports Information