Women's tennis back on winning track
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Women's tennis back on winning track

Following a 7-0 loss to the University of Memphis Friday evening, the Lady Bisons traveled to Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., Saturday afternoon where they defeated the Lady Governors 5-2.

The Lady Bisons began the match by winning the doubles point. Olivia Ellis and Elizabeth Keevil defeated Liew and Georgauopolous, 8-5. Raphaela Jann and Claire Landry also won their doubles match, defeating Hays and Pyle, 8-0.

"It was a good win for us this afternoon," said coach Kristin Lusk. "We played well in doubles and got the doubles point which helped set the tone for the match."

After losing their first two singles matches, the Lady Bisons got back on the winning track with a win by freshman Elizabeth Keevil.  She lost her first set 4-6, but went on to defeat Nauamura 6-0, 6-0.

Other singles winners for the Lady Bisons included Danielle Hansen, Claire Landry and Olivia Ellis.  Hansen defeated Georgauopolous 6-2, 6-0. Landry topped Hays 6-4, 6-4; and Ellis defeated Pyle 6-0, 6-0.

"We struggled in a couple of matches in singles, but the team really pulled together and did what they needed to do," said Lusk. "Landry and Ellis had great singles wins and helped us clench the match.

"It gives the team a lot of confidence going into the match against UT-Martin."

The Lady Bisons next match is at home on Feb. 13 against UT-Martin. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. and the location is to be announced.

M. Pagan (APU) def. Raphaela Jann (LU)   6-3, 6-2
M. Liew (APU) def. Kara Jackson (LU)  7-5, 6-1
Elizabeth Keevil (LU) def. Y. Nauamura  4-6, 6-0, 6-0
Danielle Hansen (LU) def. D. Georgauopolous  6-2, 6-0
Claire Landry (LU) def. B. Hays  6-4, 6-4
Olivia Ellis (LU) def. A. Pyle  6-1, 6-0

Pagan/Nauamura (APU) def. Jackson/Hanse (LU)  8-5
Ellis/Keevil (LU) def. Liew/Georgauopolous (APU)  8-5
Jann/Landry (LU) def. Hays/Pyle (APU)  8-0