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Lady Bisons beat Wofford 5-2
Kara Jackson
Kara Jackson

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Coach Kristin Lusk’s Lady Bisons got the road win they had been searching for on Sunday at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

Starting out with a doubles point advantage, the Lady Bisons defeated Wofford 5-2.

Doubles winners for Lipscomb included Claire Landry and Raphaela Jann, who defeated Haley Baird and Sabrina Smyers in no. 2, 8-5.

Olivia Ellis and Elizabeth Keevil defeated Sonia Anand and Kristin Demosthenes in no. 3, 9-7.

Four Lady Bisons won singles. Raphaela Jann won in a tie breaker match at No. 1 against Cayley Wetzig, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4).

Kara Jackson defeated Sabrina Smyers 6-3, 6-0. Claire Landry defeated Kristin Demosthenes 6-1, 6-3.

Olivia Ellis defeated Betsy Hauer 6-1, 6-1.

“It was a good win for us, “ said Ellis. “I felt our team was mentally strong. Every court battled it out until the end. I was proud of the girls.”

The Lady Bisons came off a two-match loss this weekend against ETSU and USC Upstate, before gaining a win against Wofford.

“It took a lot of guts for the girls to go out after this weekend and pull out a win in a very close match,” said Lusk. “All credit lies with the girls. They went out to play and got the job done.”

The Lady Bisons will play IPFW in a non-conference match on Wednesday, March 11. The match will be played at Sewanee at 4 p.m.


1. Kara Jackson & Danielle Hansen vs. Cayley Wetzig & Ashley Lawrence (Woff 8-3)

2. Claire Landry & Raphaela Jann vs. Haley Baird & Sabrina Smyers (LU 8-5)

3. Olivia Ellis & Elizabeth Keevil vs. Sonia Anand & Kristin Demosthenes (LU 9-7)


1. Raphaela Jann vs. Cayley Wetzig (LU 2-6, 6-3, 6-4)

2. Kara Jackson vs. Sabrina Smyers (LU 6-3, 6-0)

3. Elizabeth Keevil vs. Ashley Lawrence (Woff 6-1, 6-2)

4. Danielle Hansen vs. Haley Baird (Woff 6-1, 6-4)

5. Claire Landry vs. Kristin Demosthenes (LU 6-1, 6-3)

6. Olivia Ellis vs. Betsy Hauer (LU 6-1, 6-1)

6. Olivia Ellis vs. Betsy Hauer (LU 6-1, 6-1)