“We got off to a slow start in doubles and did not play our best unfortunately,” said Lady Bisons coach Kristin Lusk. “They were a very tough team and played excellent doubles and we weren't able to raise our level of play.”
Singles winners for the Lady Bisons were Elizabeth Keevil and Olivia Ellis. Keevil defeated Yuka Kobayashi 6-0, 6-3 and Ellis defeated Alexa Rang in a pro-set 8-3.
Kara Jackson was defeated in a tiebreaker match by Ingrid Ballus 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
“I was really proud of Kara for coming back in the second set because she is learning to fight her way back into a match after being down,” said Lusk.
The Lady Bisons are 6-6 overall, 0-2 in the Atlantic Sun.
Their next match will be against conference team Jacksonville University on Friday March 13 in Nashville. The match will be played at the Whitworth Racquet Club at 7 p.m.
IPFW, 5 def. Lipscomb, 2
1. Amy Recht (IPFW) def. Raphaela Jann (LU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Ingrid Ballus (IPFW) def. Kara Jackson (LU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
3. Elizabeth Keevil (LU) def. Yuka Kobayashi (IPFW) 6-0, 6-3
4. #115 Katie Brien (IPFW) def. Danielle Hansen (LU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Alexandra Forsyth (IPFW) def. Claire Landry (LU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Olivia Ellis (LU) def. Alexa Rang (IPFW) 8-3 (played pro-set since team match was decided)
1. Ballus/Kobayashi (IPFW) def. Hansen/Jackson (LU) 8-3
2. Brien/Recht (IPFW) def. Landry/Jann (LU) 8-1
3. Forsyth/Rang (IPFW) def. Keevil/Ellis (LU) 8-6
Exhibition Ashley Hunter (IPFW) def. Ashlan Williams (LU) 7-6 (5)