Numbers game continues to haunt women's tennis
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Mark McGee
Numbers game continues to haunt women's tennis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One may be the loneliest number, but five has become the most frustrating number for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons tennis team.

Coach Jamie Aid has only five healthy players, a problem she will have to deal with as the Lady Bisons have three more home matches scheduled this weekend.

Wednesday afternoon, in an indoor match at Hadley Park, the Lady Bisons fell 41- to Southeast Missouri State (SEMO).

Lipscomb is 3-10. SEMO is 9-3.

“Having only five players was difficult,” Aid said. “Again, we couldn’t capitalize on the doubles to give us a chance playing down a singles line and a doubles line.”

Vika Dzyuba, playing at No. 1, beat Isabella Krupa 6-1, 6-1 for the only Lipscomb victory.

In doubles play the team of Hannah Gamage and Thabile Tshatedi won their match beating the SEMO duo of Kseniva Zonova and Anais Emelie 6-1.

“There are positives in our singles play right now,” Aid said. “We are still needing to work on doubles with a greater amount of focus.”

Next up: The Lady Bisons are back in action at Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center at 3 p.m. Thursday against Missouri State. Friday they face Butler at 10 a.m. and Illinois-Chicago at 2 p.m. Saturday.

SEMO 4, Lipscomb 1

Hadley Park

March 15, 2017

Doubles:

  1. Isabella Krupa/Oleksandra Doroshenka (SEMO) def. Vika Dzyuba/Denise Buberl (LIP), 6-3
  2. Hannah Gamage/Thabile Tshatedi (LIP) def. Kseniva Zonova/Anais Emelie (SEMO), 6-1
  3. DNP

Singles:

  1. Dzyuba (LIP) def. Krupa (SEMO), 6-1, 6-1
  2. Doroshenka (SEMO) def. Gamage (LIP), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
  3. Zonova (SEMO) def. Buberl (LIP), 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)
  4. Tshatedi (LIP) vs. Mila Maitan (SEMO), 6-3, 4-6, 3-3 unf.
  5. Jaclyn Findlay (LIP) vs. Annisa Warasanti (SEMO), 6-4, 3-1 unf.
  6. DNP