The Lipscomb Lady Bison tennis team pulled out a 5-2 win over Arkansas State on Friday to push their win streak to two matches.
Head coach Jamie Aid has stressed to her team the importance of the doubles point throughout the season and once again that proved true.
The Lady Bisons took the doubles point with wins from the first and third seeded doubles teams.
Playing as the top seeds, Melissa Kromer and Laura Kent defeated Julie Gauguery and Victoria Pisani, 8-2.
Hannah Gamage and Danielle Kinnen teamed up in the three spot and defeated Jess Heeps-Eriksen and Sofia Krsmanovic, 8-3.
“We played good doubles,” Aid said. “We played aggressive. We’ve worked on not getting content in doubles play.”
Gamage also played as the top seed in singles and found herself in a battle with Tamara Slijepcevic. Slipjepcevic would eventually come out with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 win.
The bottom portion of the Lady Bison’s lineup stepped up in the match as the three through six seeds all pulled out wins.
Kent started things in the three spot as she defeated Pisani 6-0, 6-1.
Kromer came in as the four seed and pulled out a 6-0, 6-1 over Heeps-Eriksen.
At the five spot, Jenny Borck played Sabina Jeresic and came away with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
Kinnen, who has been battling with an injury all season, pulled out a big win playing as the six seed. Kinnen defeated Daria Iurchenko 6-4, 1-6, 10-3
Aid has felt that the depth of this team is a huge strength and that came into play again.
“The bottom half of the lineup went out and did their jobs,” Aid said. “The scores from three through six really showed the depth.”
The Lady Bisons will travel to Murfreesboro on Sunday for a match against MTSU. Play is set to begin at 3 p.m.
“MTSU is a solid team,” Aid said. “They’re one of the better teams on our schedule. We’ll work on little things from this evening Saturday and go into Sunday with great energy.”