Lady Bisons beat Wofford 5-2
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Lady Bisons beat Wofford 5-2
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)