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Women's Tennis sweeps NJIT 4-0
Thursday, April 4, 2019
By Kirk Downs
Women's Tennis sweeps NJIT 4-0

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team got back on track Thursday with a 4-0 sweep of NJIT in ASUN Conference action.

The Lady Bisons improved to 14-4 overall and 3-1 in league play.

Lipscomb took an early advantage with the doubles points after wins in the top two spots.

Kate Popova and Madeleine Brookes teamed up on court two for a 7-5 victory before top pairing Vika Dzyuba and Denise Buberl clinched the point, 7-5.

The momentum carried over into singles action for the Lady Bisons with sweeps on courts one, three and four.

Dzyuba won 6-2, 6-3 on the top line before Brooks emerged victorious 6-2, 6-2.

Freshman Liza Diachenko sealed the victory for Lipscomb behind a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 4.

Popova and Buberl were also winning their respective matches at the time of the win.



Lipscomb will host FGCU at 11 a.m. Saturday in the home finale.


Singles competition
1. Vika Dzyuba (LIP-W) def. Joleta Budiman (NJIT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Kate Popova (LIP-W) vs. Mouna Bouzgarrou (NJIT) 6-1, 1-6, 3-1, unfinished
3. Madeleine Brooks (LIP-W) def. Holly Matson (NJIT) 6-1, 6-2
4. Liza Diachenko (LIP-W) def. Mayar Eltony (NJIT) 6-3, 6-2
5. Denise Buberl (LIP-W) vs. Shamika Dhar (NJIT) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished
6. Thabile Tshatedi (LIP-W) vs. Amanda Helminsky (NJIT) 3-6, 5-2, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Vika Dzyuba/Denise Buberl (LIP-W) def. Joleta Budiman/Holly Matson (NJIT) 7-5
2. Madeleine Brooks/Kate Popova (LIP-W) def. Rafaella Sampaio/Mouna Bouzgarrou (NJIT) 7-5
3. Thabile Tshatedi/Kate Kandyba (LIP-W) vs. Mayar Eltony/Amanda Helminsky (NJIT) 6-6, unfinished
Match Notes
NJIT 12-6 (1-3 ASUN)
Lipscomb 14-4 (3-1 ASUN)
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,1,4)