NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Lipscomb University welcomed Stetson University to Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on Thursday afternoon.
The teams were unsure on when the match would be held due to possible weather issues. The weather held off for the teams to compete aside from some wind. The Stetson Hatters, 3-12, edged out the Lady Bisons winning the match 4-3 in the ASUN Conference match.
Lipscomb, 4-12, was playing without Madeleine Brooks for the second match in a row. With Brooks sitting out, the Lady Bisons did not compete for the third doubles point or the sixth singles point giving those points to Stetson.
“Our girls have a lot of heart going out on the court down a doubles team and a singles player,” coach Jamie Aid said.
Vika Dzyuba and Denise Buberl took on Arijana Korac and Maja Salibasic of Stetson. Dzyuba and Buberl won 7-5 in a tie breaker.
Thabile Tshatedi and Hannah Gamage faced off with Sofia Ferding and Lucie Renault. The Hatters edged out Tshatedi and Gamage 6-3.
The teams battled it out on the singles courts. Dzyuba started the singles matches competing against Korac. Dzyuba won the match 6-3, 6-2.
Lipscomb’s Gamage narrowly defeated Stetson’s Salibasic 5-7, 6-4 (10-7). Buberl had a similar experience with her competition, Isabella Fernandez. Buberl won the match over Fernandez 6-3, 5-7 (10-7).
Stetson came away with the rest of the singles matches. Tshatedi fell to Renault 6-3, 6-0. Jaclyn Findlay was also defeated by Ferding 6-1, 6-1.
“I am very proud of how we continue to fight against adversity and do so with the highest of character,” Aid said.
The Lady Bisons will stay in Nashville this weekend to face off with North Florida on Saturday morning at Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center at 10 a.m.
Stetson 4, Lipscomb 3
Vika Dzyuba/Denise Buberl (LIP) def. Arijana Korac/Maja Salibasic (STE) 7-5
Sofia Ferding/Lucie Renault (STE) def. Thabile Tshatedi/Hannah Gamage (LIP) 6-3
Dzyuba (LIP) def. Korac (STE) 6-3, 6-2
Gamage (LIP) def. Salibasic (STE) 5-7, 6-4, (10-7)
Buberl (LIP) def. Isabella Fernandez (STE) 6-3, 5-7 (10-7)
Renault (STE) def. Tshatedi (LIP) 6-3, 6-0
Ferding (STE) def. Jaclyn Findlay (LIP) 6-1, 6-1