“Danielle Hansen kicked off the afternoon by talking to the team about determination,” women’s assistant coach Jamie Aid said. “The girls rose to the occasion and certainly were "determined.
“We are so proud of how our girls played and the ambassadors they are for the University. This is a great group of girls, and we continue to look forward to what will transpire throughout the season as they continue to improve, continue to show determination and continue to be the team they are.”
The Lady Bisons swept the doubles point to start the match with a 1-0 lead.
Senior Kara Jackson and freshman Alyssa Bellini defeated Monte Reingelde and McKinley Mason 8-5 at the No. 1 spot, while juniors Elizabeth Keevil and Danielle Hansen recorded an 8-2 win over Carrie True and Alex Crofford.
Senior Julianne McMeen and Carlina Jow pulled out an exciting win at No. 3 doubles, defeating Katrina Vucina and Morgan Freeman 9-7.
The Lady Bisons entered into singles play with a 1-0 lead over Western Kentucky and won four of their six singles matches.
The Lady Bisons two losses came at No. 1 and No 5. Keevil was defeated by Reinfelde after battling back to take the match to three sets, but fell in a third set tiebreaker 6-0, 5-7, 10-4 at No. 1. McMeen fell to True at No. 5 6-2, 6-3.
At No. 2, Jackson posted a win for the Bisons, easily defeating Mason 6-2, 6-0, while Hansen secured a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Alex Crofford.
Bellini recorded a solid 6-3, 6-2 win over Vucina at No. 4, and junior Samantha Bowman defeated Morgan Freeman 6-0, 6-1.
The Lady Bisons hit the courts again Saturday, February 26th when they take on North Alabama at Whitworth Country Club at 7 p.m.
No. 1 Jackson/Bellini (LU) vs Reingelde/Mason (WKU) 8-5
No.2 Keevil/Hansen (LU) vs. True/Crofford (WKU) 8-2
No. 3 Jow/McMeen (LU) vs. Vucina/Freeman (WKU) 9-7
No. 1 Monte Reinfelde (WKU) def. Elizabeth Keevil (LU) 6-0;5-7 (10-4)
No. 2 Kara Jackson (LU) def. McKinley Mason (WKU) 6-2;6-0
No. 3 Danielle Hansen (LU) def. Alex Crawford (WKU) 6-2;6-3
No. 4 Alyssa Bellini (LU) def. Katrina Vucina (WKU) 6-3;6-2
No. 5 Carrie True (WKU) def. Juilanne McMeen (LU) 6-2;6-3
No. 6 Samantha Bowman (LU) def. Morgan Freeman (WKU) 6-0;6-1
Written by Ashlan Williams, student assistant in Lipscomb athletics media relations.