CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Lipscomb women’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss to Austin Peay on Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn.
"We looked at moving the doubles and singles line up around some tonight in an effort to see how things would shake out,” head coach Andrew Harris said. “Unfortunately, though it was not enough. Our biggest goal tonight was competing, and we did a better job of that tonight. After this weekend, we need to focus on Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday."
With one player absent, the Lady Bison automatically defaulted No. 3 doubles.
Teaming up with new partners, the freshman duo of Deahna Welcher and Jenny Borck competed at No. 1, but the pair fell to Vanja Tomic and Alison Carre 8-2.
At No. 2, sophomore Alyssa Bellini and senior Elizabeth Keevil were defeated by Andra Cornea and Ornella Di Salvo 8-2.
With the doubles loss and a default at No. 6 singles, the Lady Bison entered singles play in the hole 2-0.
Welcher competed at the No. 1 spot but was shut out by Tomic 6-0, 6-0, while Bellini fell 6-2, 6-1 to Di Salvo at No. 2.
After winning the first set at No. 3, Borck was defeated by Carre in a three-setter, falling 4-6, 7-6, 10-3.
Keevil lost at No. 4 to Cornea 6-3, 6-1, and senior Samantha Bowman was defeated by Vanessa Tavarez 6-1, 6-1.
The loss dropped Lipscomb’s record to 2-6. The women’s next match will be on March 3 against Kentucky Wesylan. Match play is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. This will be the Lady Bison’s first home match at Lipscomb’s complex this spring season.
1. TOMIC, Vanja (APSUW) def. Deahna Welcher (LIP) 6-0, 6-0
2. Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Alyssa Bellini (LIP) 6-2, 6-1
3. CARRE, Alison (APSUW) def. Jenny Borck (LIP) 4-6, 7-6, 10-3
4. CORNEA, Andra (APSUW) def. Elizabeth Keevil (LIP) 6-3, 6-1
5. TAVAREZ, Vanessa (APSUW) def. Samantha Bowman (LIP) 6-1, 6-1
6. KARAK, Jovana (APSUW) def. No player (LIP), by default
1. TOMIC, Vanja/CARRE, Alison (APSUW) def. Deahna Welcher/Jenny Borck (LIP) 8-4
2. CORNEA, Andra/Di SALVO, Ornella (APSUW) def. Alyssa Bellini/Elizabeth Keevil (LIP) 8-2
3. TAVAREZ, Vanessa/KARAK, Jovana (APSUW) def. No player/No player (LIP), by default