MACON, Ga. –The Lipscomb women’s tennis team picked up its first Atlantic Sun Conference win of the season, when they beat Mercer University 4-3 on the road in Macon, Ga.
"Certainly, anytime you can get a league win on the road its a huge boost for everyone,” Harris said. “This was certainly not the best tennis we have played this year; however, we did what we needed to do when the time came to rise above those challenges. A lot of the credit goes to our ladies for coming out strong in the doubles and finishing the doubles point with great composure and poise.”
The Lady Bison started off strong by winning the doubles point 2-1.
Seniors Elizabeth Keevil and Danielle Hansen defeated Melanie Schumilas and Amanda Bertani 8-6 at No. 2, and sophomore Alyssa Bellini and senior Samantha Bowman swept Sarah Hanna and Katherine Cooper 8-0 at No. 3.
The Lady Bison’s lone doubles loss came at No. 1 where freshmen Jenny Borck and Deahna Welcher fell to Lucie Payrat and Jennifer Lada 8-6.
With a 1-0 lead, the Lady Bison headed into singles play, where they picked up 3 of 6 wins.
Bellini fell at No. 1 to Payrat 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1, and Welcher lost at No.2 to Lada 6-3, 7-5 (7-3).
At No. 3, Borck easily took down Schumilas 6-1, 6-0. Hansen fell at No. 5 to Hanna 6-4, 6-3, but Bowman picked up a win at No. 6 over Cooper, winning 6-1, 6-3.
Keevil picked up the deciding win at No. 4, where she pulled out a three-set match over Bertani 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5).
“In singles the match was tied up at 3-3 with Elizabeth Keevil on the court down 0-4,” Harris said. “For her to come back against all odds was a tremendous stepping stone for her.”
1) Borck/Welcher vs. Payrat/Lada MU Won 8-6
2) Keevil/Hansen vs. Schumilas/Bertani LU Won 8-6
3) Bellini/Bowman vs. Hanna/Cooper LU Won 8-0
1) Alyssa Bellini vs. Lucie Payrat MU Won 7-5, 6-3
2) Deahna Welcher vs. Jennifer Lada MU Won 6-3, 7-6 (3)
3) Jenny Borck vs. Melanie Schumilas LU Won 6-1, 6-0
4) Elizabeth Keevil vs. Amanda Bertani LU Won 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5)
5) Danielle Hansen vs. Sarah Hanna MU Won 6-4, 6-3
6) Sam Bowman vs. Katherine Cooper LU Won 6-1, 6-3