CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb women’s tennis team traveled to nearby Clarksville to take on Austin Peay on Friday. The Lady Bisons came away with a 6-1 victory to improve their record to 3-2.
The Lady Bisons quickly secured the doubles, sweeping the three matches. The girls were able to bring the energy they were lacking against Memphis on Sunday.
In the top seed, Laura Kent and Melissa Kromer teamed for a 6-1 victory over Ornella Di Salvo and Hannah Tatlock.
At the two spot, Jenny Borck and Deahna Welcher defeated Vanessa Tavares and Brittney Covington, 6-1.
In the three seed, Hannah Gamage and Danielle Kinnen played Jovana Karac and Isabela Jovanovic for a 6-1 win.
Singles saw much of the same for the Lady Bisons as they took all but one of the singles matches.
Gamage played Di Salvo in the top seeded match. Gamage would battle but would fall in a third set tiebreak, 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 4-10.
Kent was back on the court for the Lady Bisons after not playing singles on Sunday. Kent would play Tavares at the three spot and come out with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
At the five spot, Borck played Karac and won convincingly 6-1, 6-0.
Head coach Jamie Aid was pleased with her teams play to start the weekend.
“We had a good mentality coming in,” Aid said. “The girls knew they had to get it done today and gain some confidence going into UT-Chattanooga.”
The Lady Bisons will host UT-Chattanooga Saturday night at Whitworth Country Club. Play will begin at 5.
Aid wants her team to continue to play with the focus and energy that they showed today. She compliments the girls at keeping each other pumped up during the week and during matches.
“The girls are helping and supporting each other,” Aid said. “The captains are doing a good job of keeping everyone up. The team is focused and we’re fresh.”
Lipscomb 6 – Austin Peay 1
1. Laura Kent/Melissa Kromer (Lip.) def. Ornella Di Salvo/Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6,1
2. Jenny Borck/Deahna Welcher (Lip.) def. Vanessa Tavares/Brittney Covington (APSU) 6-1
3. Hannah Gamage/Danielle Kinnen (Lip.) def. Jovana Karac/Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-1
1. Ornella Di Salvo (APSU) def. Hannah Gamage (Lip.) 6-4, 6-7(4-7), 10-4
2. Deahna Welcher (Lip.) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Laura Kent (Lip.) def. Vanessa Tavares (APSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Melissa Kromer (Lip.) def. Brittany Covington (APSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Jenny Borck (Lip.) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Danielle Kinnen (Lip.) def. Jovana Karac (APSU) 6-4, 6-2