Aid getting first look at women's tennis
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Aid getting first look at women's tennis

OXFORD, Ohio - The Lipscomb tennis team kicked off the fall season this Saturday at the Miami Invitational in Ohio.

The Lady Bisons beat Miami 2-1 in doubles competition with Danielle Kinnen teaming with freshman Thabile Tshatedi winning at No. 2 and Lorena Djuknic and Kathryn Evans taking the win at the No. 3 position. The matches are being played at the Hepburn Varsity Tennis Courts.

“We are playing with two of our starters out from last year,” coach Jamie Aid said. “It is a good opportunity to look at some girls play in competitive positions as well as allow us to look at three different doubles teams all weekend.”

In the afternoon session the Lady Bisons were 0-3 against Xavier.

Djuknic also won at No. 5 singles providing the only victory for Lipscomb in singles play against Xavier.

The tournament was called due to rain. Saturday’s afternoon sessions will resume Sunday at 9 a.m.

DOUBLES

MIAMI (OHIO) vs. LIPSCOMB (W, 2-1)

  1. Andreea Badileanu/Nelli Ponomareva (MIAMI) def. Katerina Kandyba/Laura Kent (LIPSCOMB), 6-4
  2. Danielle Kinnen/Thabile Tshatedi (LIPSCOMB) def. Anzhelika Shapovalova/Hannah Shteyn (MIAMI), 6-4
  3. Lorena Djuknic/Kathryn Evans (LIPSCOMB) def. Ana Rajkovic/Nastia Vasyukhina (MIAMI), 6-3

SINGLES

LIPSCOMB vs. XAVIER (L, 5-1)

  1. Sydney Liggins (XAVIER) def. Laura Kent (LIPSCOMB), 6-1, 6-0
  2. Cristina Di Lorenzo (XAVIER) def. Katerina Kandyba (LIPSCOMB), 6-1, 6-1
  3. Amina Ismail (XAVIER) def. Thabile Tshatedi (LIPSCOMB), 6-1, 6-2
  4. Lauren Ghidotti (XAVIER) def. Danielle Kinnen (LIPSCOMB), 6-2, 6-3
  5. Lorena Djuknic (LIPSCOMB) def. Zoe Manion (XAVIER), 6-7, 6-1, 6-1
  6. Megan Morris (XAVIER) def. Kathryn Evans (LIPSCOMB), 6-0, 5-7, 6-2

AFTERNOON SESSION

DOUBLES

LIPSCOMB vs. XAVIER (L, 0-3)

  1. Amina Ismail/Sydney Liggins (XAVIER) def. Laura Kent/Danielle Kinnen (LIPSCOMB), 6-2
  2. Alex Brinker/Cristina Di Lorenzo (XAVIER) def. Lorena Djuknic/Katerina Kandyba (LIPSCOMB), 6-1
  3. Lauren Ghidotti/Zoe Manion (XAVIER) def. Kathryn Evans/Thabile Tshatedi (LIPSCOMB), 6-1