NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team split its weekend road trip across the south.
The Lady Bisons knocked off Murray State 5-2 on Friday for their fourth win in a row, before falling 4-0 at Alabama on Saturday.
Lipscomb (4-2) jumped on the Racers (2-1) early when Denise Buberl and Madeleine Brooks earned a 7-5 victory at the No. 2 doubles to take the first point of the match. Vika Dzyuba and Kate Popova quickly rolled Murray State’s Claire Change and Jeanna Masson 6-1 in the top pairing to set the tone.
In singles action, the Lady Bisons won the first three matches to secure the win for the visitors. Popova and Brooks recorded straight-set victories in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, before Dzyuba fought off Change 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 on the top line.
Buberl added to the final score in the fourth spot with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Anja Loncarevic.
Aid’s squad wrapped up the weekend on Sunday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama against the undefeated Crimson Tide (8-0).
Alabama earned the doubles point with 6-3 and 6-2 wins on courts one and three. Lipscomb’s Buberl and Brooks were leading 5-3 in their match when the point was won.
The Crimson Tide sealed the victory with straight-set wins on courts three, four and five.
“It was a really good weekend for us as I thought we played well,” Lipscomb head coach Jamie Aid said. “We needed to come out faster in doubles at Alabama, but our girls were right there with them in singles the whole time.
“We are very encouraged about the level of play we had against a very good team.
Lipscomb returns home next weekend for a pair of matches. The Lady Bisons will host Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. Friday, before welcoming Illinois State at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both matches will be played at Whitworth Racquet Club.
Friday: Lipscomb 5, Murray State 2
1. Vika Dzyuba (LIP) def. Claire Chang (MSU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
2. Kate Popova (LIP) def. Stasya Sharapova (MSU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Madeleine Brooks (LIP) def. Aarja Chakraborty (MSU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Denise Buberl (LIP) def. Anja Loncarevic (MSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
5. Amina Hadzic (MSU) def. Liza Diachenko (LIP) 7-6, 6-1
6. Sara Loncarevic (MSU) def. Maddox Bandy (LIP) 6-2, 6-0
1. Kate Popova/Vika Dzyuba (LIP) def. Claire Chang/Jeanne Masson (MSU) 6-1
2. Denise Buberl/Madeleine Brooks (LIP) def. Stasya Sharapova/Anja Loncarevic (MSU) 7-5
3. Amina Hadzic/Sara Loncarevic (MSU) def. Thabile Tshatedi/Maddox Bandy (LIP) 6-3
Sunday: Alabama 4, Lipscomb 0
- Andie Daniell (UA) vs. Vika Dzyuba (LIP) 2-6, 6-3, 0-2, unfinished
- Moka Ito (UA) vs. Kate Popova (LIP) 7-5, 2-6, 0-0, unfinished
- Jacqueline Pelletier (UA) def. Madeleine Brooks (LIP) 6-3, 6-4
- Alba Cortina Pou (UA) def. Liza Diachenko (LIP) 6-0, 6-2
- Luca Fabian (UA) def. Denise Buberl (LIP) 6-1, 6-4
- Ann Selim (UA) vs. Maddox Bandy (LIP) 7-6 (7-3), 3-0, unfinished
- Andie Daniell/Moka Ito (UA) def. Vika Dzyuba/Kate Popova (LIP) 6-3
- Alba Cortina Pou/Luca Fabian (UA) vs. Denise Buberl/Madeleine Brooks (LIP) 3-5, unfinished
- Kimberly Gintrand/Ann Selim (UA) def. Thabile Tshatedi/Maddox Bandy (LIP) 6-2