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Bishop shines in college debut for Lady Bisons
Mackenzie Bishop
Mackenzie Bishop

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Lady Bisons lost 3-1 in singles and lost their only doubles match in the first day of the Tennessee-Martin tennis tournament to open the fall portion of the season with a 4-1 loss.

The two teams will meet in a rematch Saturday afternoon.

Lipscomb’s Mackenzie Bishop, a freshman, was successful in her collegiate debut, beating Corinna Reischl 6-4, 7-6 Friday in Martin, Tenn.

“She played really tough in her first college match and pulled out a close match win,” said Lady Bisons coach Kristin Lusk.

Danielle Hansen pushed her match to three sets, winning 7-6 and then losing 6-4 and 7-6 to Alice Laing.

“Danielle had a long three-set match and unfortunately came up short in the end,” said Lusk. “She played really well and I hope she gets the chance to play Laing again in the future.

“Danielle showed a lot of maturity in her play, and she showed a lot of improvement in her game from her freshman year.”

Despite the loss, Lusk saw reasons to be optimistic about her team.

“We played a lot of good tennis,” said Lusk. “It was exciting to see the improvements we’ve made as a team in just one year.”

Doubles:

Martie Wahl/Belisa DeBrito (UTM) def. Kara Jackson/Elizabeth Keevil (LU) 6-1, 7-5

Singles:

Alice Laing (UTM) def. Danielle Hansen (LU) 6-7, 6-4, 7-6

Mackenzie Bishop (LU) def. Corinna Reischl (UTM) 6-4, 7-6

Anna Winkelmann (UTM) def. Carlina Jow (LU) 6-0, 6-1

Anna Marie Herbold (UTM) def. Julianne McMeen (LU) 6-4, 6-1