Singles play dooms women's tennis at Wofford
Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Casey Kupper
Singles play dooms women's tennis at Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-The Lipscomb women’s tennis team split its weekend trip to the Carolinas.

The Wofford Terriers beat the Lady Bisons 5-2. Saturday afternoon. Friday the Lady Bisons edged Appalachian State 4-3. Lipscomb falls to 2-8. Wofford is 8-4.

The Lady Bisons won the doubles point. Lipscomb has not been able to compete with a full roster in the doubles points the last several matches. The team was excited to have all members on the doubles courts on Saturday.

Vika Dzyuba and Denise Buberl took on Cassidy Hicks and Kalli Karas of Wofford University. Dzyuba and Buberl defeated Hicks and Karas 6-0.

Madeleine Brooks and Hannah Gamage faced off with Catherine Martin and Lauren Reid in an exciting match. Brooks and Gamage won the match 6-4.

Thabile Tshatedi and Jaclyn Findlay struggled with Wofford’s Curran Carver and Emily Erickson. Carver and Erickson defeated Tshatedi and Findlay 2-6.

The singles matches did not go as smoothly for the Lady Bisons. All except for one of Lipscomb’s players lost their singles match.

Dzyuba defied the statistics against Martin. Dzyuba took the first court match for the Lady Bisons 6-1, 6-1.

The Lady Terrier’s Hicks was too much for Gamage to handle on the second. Hicks won the match over Gamage 3-6, 2-6.

Lipscomb University’s Brooks met Wofford University’s Karas on the third singles court. Brooks fell to Karas, 6-1, 6-4.

Buberl fought hard against Reid in her campaign for a win. Buberl took the first set 7-6. Reid battled back in the second set, winning the set 2-6. The players were neck and neck in the third set. Unfortunately, Buberl fell to Reid with a final score of 7-6, 6-2, 5-7.

Tshatedi competed against Wofford’s Taylor Carlson. Carlson took both sets from Tshatedi 6-7, 4-6.

Findlay could not keep up with Carver losing 0-6, 2-6.

The Lady Bisons come home to host a two-match stand. Lipscomb will host Arkansas State March 3, at Whitworth Tennis Center.

Wofford 5, Lipscomb 2

Spartanburg, S.C.

No. 73 Vika Dzyuba (LIP) def. Caroline Martin (WOF) 6-1, 6-1

Cassidy Hicks (WOF) def. Hannah Gamage (LIP) 3-6, 2-6

Kalli Karas (WOF) def. Madeleine Brooks (LIP) 1-6, 4-6

Lauren Reid (WOF) def. Denise Buberl (LIP) 6-7, 6-2, 7-5

Taylor Carlson (WOF) def. Thabile Tshatedi (LIP) 6-7, 4-6

Curran Carver (WOF) def. Jaclyn Findlay (LIP) 0-6, 2-6

Doubles

Dzyuba/Buberl (LIP) def. Hicks/Karas (WOF) 6-0

Brooks/Gamage (LIP) def. Martin/Reid (WOF) 6-4

Carver/Emily Erickson (WOF) def. Tshatedi/Findlay (LIP) 2-6