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Women's tennis welcomes FGCU for indoor match at Ensworth
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Russell Vannozzi
Women's tennis welcomes FGCU for indoor match at Ensworth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thanks to forecasted rain, the Lipscomb and Florida Gulf Coast women's tennis teams are taking things indoors on Thursday.

The match was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center, but the weather has forced the action to be moved to Ensworth High School at 12 p.m.

Lipscomb (7-9) is fresh off winning its conference opener in a 5-2 victory over Kennesaw State on Saturday. The win snapped a 2-match skid that included losses to South Alabama and Tennessee in mid-March.

Freshman Kateryna Popova has continued her impressive debut season and is now 10-3 in singles play. Sophomore Denise Buberl (7-7) and junior Viktoriya Dzyuba (6-6) have had their moments in singles, but the pair has excelled in doubles play in recent weeks with wins over Murray State, Arkansas State and Kennesaw State.


FGCU owns an unblemished 11-0 record in the series history between the two schools. Last season, the Eagles took a 6-1 victory over the Bisons in Fort Myers. The Eagles (4-7) have struggled in the early going this spring, although their schedule included top-tier opponents like Tennessee, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Michigan State. Maja Ornberg leads FGCU with an 8-3 singles record, while the team of Laura Falceto Font and Julianna Curtis is 4-1 in doubles play.


Live Streaming will be available on Ensworth’s website by clicking HERE. Updates will also be posted to the team’s Twitter (@LipscombWTennis) and a full recap will be available after the match on Thursday.


The Bisons will take Easter weekend off from match play before resuming their schedule next Thursday, April 5 at North Florida. That match is slated to begin at 5 p.m. in Jacksonville.