NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb Lady Bisons won their first match of the season with a 4-3 win over Belmont Friday night in the tennis version of the “Battle of the Boulevard”.
The match was played at Belmont’s home court at Centennial Sportsplex. Lipscomb is 1-2. Belmont slips to 0-4.
Belmont took the rest of the doubles matches when Laura Kent, a former Lipscomb player, and Laura Van Eeckhoudt defeated Lipscomb’s Madeleine Brooks and Thabile Tshatedi, winning 6-3. Hannah Gamage and Jaclyn Findlay fell to Belmont’s Abbie Mather and Maddie Gilley, 6-4.
The match between Vika Dzyuba and Denise Buberl for Lipscomb against Belmont’s Lindsey Whitehead and Kendall Warren was unfinished with Lipscomb winning 5-3.
“I thought it was a good growing experience for us to lose the doubles point and rally in singles,” Lipscomb coach Jamie Aid said.
The Lady Bisons turned the match around when the singles competition began.
Dzyuba began the winning streak with a shutout against Kent: 6-0, 6-0.
Brooks had no trouble defeating Whitehead: 6-1, 6-1. Buberl followed in her teammates’ footsteps with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Warren.
Gamage faced off with Eeckhoudt in singles, and struggled in the first game winning 7-6 (7-5), but Gamage came back in the second set to win 6-2.
Tshatedi was winning over Mather in the first set, 6-1. Tshatedi had to disqualify herself in the second set due to injury, ending the match prematurely 6-1, 2-3.
Findlay struggled with her opponent, Stapler, losing 8-2.
“I am very happy with how our girls played in singles,” Aid said.
The Lady Bisons are hosting Memphis at the Whitworth Tennis Center Saturday at 7 p.m.
LIPSCOMB vs Belmont Women
Jan 27, 2017 at Nashville, Tenn.
LIPSCOMB 4, Belmont Women 3
- Viktoriya Dzyuba (LIPW) def. Laura Kent (BELW) 6-0, 6-0
- Madeleine Brooks (LIPW) def. Lindsey Whitehead (BELW) 6-2, 6-2
- Hannah Gamage (LIPW) def. Laura Van Eeckhoudt (BELW) 7-6 (0-5), 6-2
- Denise, Buberl (LIPW) def. Kendall Warren (BELW) 6-2, 6-2
- Abbie Mather (BELW) def. Thabile, Tshatedi (LIPW) 1-6, 3-2, 99-0
- Suzanna Stapler (BELW) def. Jaclyn Findlay (LIPW) 8-2
- Lindsey Whitehead/Kendall Warren (BELW) vs. Viktoriya Dzyuba/Denise, Buberl (LIPW) 3-5, unfinished
- Laura Kent/Laura Van Eeckhoudt (BELW) def. Madeleine Brooks/Thabile, Tshatedi (LIPW) 6-3
- Abbie Mather/Maddie Gilley (BELW) def. Hannah Gamage/Jaclyn Findlay (LIPW) 6-4
Belmont Women 0-4