Women's tennis drops to 4-2 on the season with loss at MTSU
Monday, February 10, 2014
By Shilpa Naruka
Women's tennis drops to 4-2 on the season with loss at MTSU

MURFEESBORO, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team fell 7-0 to Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro on Sunday. The loss dropped the Lady Bisons to 4-2 on the season.

In doubles play Deahna Welcher & Jenny Borck at No. 1 lost to Nayara Moraes & Irina Constantinide 6-1.

Melissa Kromer and Laura Kent lost to the pair of Tiffany William and Jessee Grace, 4-6, at No. 2 doubles. 

Playing at No. 3 in doubles, Lorena Djucknic & Sierra Troxel fell to MTSU’s Flavia Nagayama & Sarah Sediri by a score of 6-2.

Welcher, at No.1 in singles play, lost to William in straight sets (6-2), (6-1).

“Today was a prime example what we need to work on,” said Welcher. “It was a tough one but nevertheless, a good learning experience.”

Djuknic fell to Costantinide 6-4, 6-2.

“We grow with every challenge and we own every win and every loss,” Djuknic said. “A lot was learned from this weekend. Now we must reset and focus on Austin Peay for Saturday.”

Kent at No. 3 and Borck at No. 4 lost their respective singles matches in straight sets against to Moraes and Nagayama.

Troxel at No. 6 split sets with Sediri before losing 10-6 in a tiebreaker.

The Lady Bisons will be back in action Saturday against Austin Peay.


MATCH RESULTS: Middle Tennessee State 7 – Lipscomb 0



1.Tiffany William (MTSU) def. Deahna Welcher (LU) (6-2), (6-1)
2. Jessy Grace (MTSU) def. Melissa Kromer (LU) (7-6) (6-1)
3. Naraya Moraes (MTSU) def. Laura Kent (MTSU) (6-2), (6-2)
4. Flavia Nagayama (MTSU) def. Jenny Borck (LU) (6-1), (6-0)
5. Inna Constantinide (MTSU) def. Lorena Djuknic (6-4), (6-2)
6. Sarah Sediri (MTSU) def. Sierra Troxel (LU) (7-5), (1-6) (10-6)


1. William/ Grace (MTSU) def. Welcher/ Borck (LU) (1-6)
2. Moraes/ Constantinide (MTSU) def. Kromer/ Kent (LU) (4-6)
3. Nagayama/ Sediri (MTSU) def. Djuknic/ Troxel (LU) (2-6)