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Dzyuba leads women's tennis over Steson in regular season finale
Saturday, April 13, 2019
By Kirk Downs
Dzyuba leads women's tennis over Steson in regular season finale

DELAND, Fla. – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team could not have finished the regular season any better after dispatching Stetson 5-2 on the Hatters’ home court in DeLand, Florida Saturday morning.

The win clinches the No. 3 seed in next week’s ASUN Championship for the Bisons. It's the second straight season they have placed third after doing so for the first time in program history in 2018.

“We played really good tennis today and competed well throughout our lineup,” Lipscomb head coach Jamie Aid said. “I am very proud to have finished the regular season with the level of play we saw today.”

The victory got the Bisons back on the ride side of things after losing at North Florida on Thursday. They finished the regular season 16-5 overall and 5-2 in league play.

Lipscomb shot out of the gate with a pair of 6-1 victories in both one and two doubles. In all five ASUN victories, the Bisons have claimed the first point.

Vika Dzyuba, Kate Popova and Madeleine Brooks each won their singles matches in two sets, including a shutout 6-0, 6-0 from Dzyuba to move to 16-2 on the year.

Freshman Liza Diachenko came from behind at No.5 to down Danielle Peele 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.



Lipscomb will remain in DeLand as that is the location of the ASUN Tournament. The championship will begin on Thursday with the first round of action and run through Saturday. The No. 3 Bisons will take on No. 6 NJIT at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The winner will get No. 2 North Florida on Friday. 


Singles competition
1. Vika Dzyuba (LIP-W) def. Danel Ashirova (STET) 6-0, 6-0
2. Kate Popova (LIP-W) def. Lucie Renault (STET) 7-6, 6-3
3. Madeleine Brooks (LIP-W) def. Brooke Milner (STET) 6-4, 7-6
4. Vicky Geurinckx (STET) def. Denise Buberl (LIP-W) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
5. Lisa Diachenko (LIP-W) def. Danielle Peele (STET) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
6. Alexe Viaud (STET) def. Maddox Bandy (LIP-W) 6-2, 6-1


Doubles competition
1. Vika Dzyuba/Denise Buberl (LIP-W) def. Danel Ashirova/Lucie Renault (STET) 6-1
2. Kate Popova/Madeleine Brooks (LIP-W) def. Brooke Milner/Vicky Geurinckx (STET) 6-1
3. Alexe Viaud/Megan Horwitz (STET) def. Thabile Tshatedi/Katerynba Kandyba (LIP-W) 4-3


Match Notes
Lipscomb 16-5, 5-2
Stetson 12-8, 3-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,6,2,3,5,4)