Women's tennis wins second match in a row
Friday, March 13, 2015
By Mark McGee
Women's tennis wins second match in a row

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb Lady Bisons tennis team made it back-to-back match victories with a 7-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville indoors at the Whitworth Center Friday night.

Earlier in the week the Lady Bisons beat Lindsey-Wilson 5-2.

“We came off the Columbus State loss last week and we were disappointed with the energy our girls had,” Lady Bisons coach Jamie Aid said. “We were able to pick up Lindsey-Wilson and Alabama-Huntsville to make up for matches we lost to the bad weather. Match experience is important to our confidence.

The team of Deahna Welcher and Jenny Borck highlight the doubles segment of the match.

Deahna and Jenny are playing really good in doubles,” Aid said. “They have beaten MTSU and UTC. They have been back to the level there were at their sophomore years at doubles.”

The doubles point has been a key for the Lady Bisons so far this season.

“Doubles have been great for us this year,” Aid said. “We are 7-5 in doubles points.  Last season we won 30 percent of our doubles points all season so it is already an improvement over last year.”

Laura Kent remained undefeated at No. 3 singles for the season.

Hannah Gamage, playing at No. 1 singles, won in two sets for the second match in a row.

“Hannah has won every first set she has played this year with the exception of the Memphis match,” Aid said. “She was losing the second match and having to go to a third. It is nice to see her mature in that role and put together wins in the second set.”

The Lady Bisons are 7-5. They are back on the court Tuesday at 4 p.m. against Western Kentucky.

“All the girls came out and did their jobs,” Aid said.

Lipscomb 7, Alabama-Huntsville 0

Doubles:

  1. Kent/Melissa Kromer vs. Gort/Remmerswall, 7-2 (unfinished)
  2. Welcher/Borck def. Bryant/Cabanas, 8-1
  3. Gamage/Djuknic def. Briega/Esteve, 8-1

Singles:

  1. Gamage def. Gort, 6-3, 6-1
  2. Welcher def. Cabanas, 6-3, 4-6 (10-5)
  3. Kent def. Briega, 6-0, 6-0
  4. Kromer def. Esteve, 6-1, 6-2
  5. Borck def. Remmerswall, 6-3, 6-3
  6. Djuknic def. Burks, 6-0, 6-0