DELAND, Fla. - The Lipscomb women’s tennis team finished off its Florida road trip with a 4-3 loss at Stetson on Saturday.
For the second match in a row, the Lady Bisons took the always important doubles point to get an early lead in the match.
The Lady Bisons started things off right when the third-seeded team of Danielle Kinnen and Hannah Gamage defeated Maja Salibasic and Arijana Korac 8-5.
They took the point in the close top-seed doubles match. Laura Kent and Melissa Kromer took on Isabella Fernandez and Eveline Lepinay and pulled out the victory 8-7.
Stetson (14-2, 3-0) was able to recover as they came out hot in singles play, taking four of the six matches.
Lipscomb (9-9, 0-3) was able to stay in the match as Kent and Jenny Borck won their respective singles matches.
Kent played as the three seed against Korac and pulled out the 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Borck faced Carolina Meregalli in the five spot and won 6-4, 6-2.
The Lady Bisons will look to turn things around as they face USC-Upstate (2-14, 0-3) next Thursday in Nashville at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
Stetson 4 – Lipscomb 3
1. Laura Kent/Melissa Kromer (Lip.) def. Isabella Fernandez/Eveline Lepinay (Stet.) 8-7
2. Alizee Michaud/Ashley Dean (Stet.) def. Deahna Welcher/Jenny Borck (Lip.) 8-5
3. Danielle Kinnen/Hannah Gamage (Lip.) def. Maja Salibasic/Arijana Korac (Stet.) 8-5
1. Alizee Michaud (Stet.) def. Hannah Gamage (Lip.) 6-2, 6-1
2. Isabella Fernandez (Stet.) def. Deahna Welcher (Lip.) 6-3, 6-1
3. Laura Kent (Lip.) def. Arijana Korac (Stet.) 6-4, 6-4
4. Ashley Dean (Stet.) def. Melissa Kromer (Lip.) 7-5, 6-2
5. Jenny Borck (Lip.) def. Carolina Meregalli (Stet.) 6-4, 6-2
6. Eveline Lepinay (Stet.) def. Danielle Kinnen (Lip.) 6-2, 6-0