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Women's Tennis sweeps NJIT to advance to ASUN semifinals
Thursday, April 18, 2019
By Kirk Downs
Women's Tennis sweeps NJIT to advance to ASUN semifinals

DELAND, Fla. – For the second straight season, the Lipscomb women’s tennis team served NJIT a 4-0 defeat in the first round of the ASUN Tournament at Stetson’s Mandy Stoll Tennis Center.

The victory is the fourth in a row over the 6th-seeded Highlanders after also sweeping them in Nashville on April 4. It moves No. 3 Lipscomb into the ASUN semifinals for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

The Bisons (17-5) earned the first point of the match with wins at each of the top two lines. Madeleine Brooks and Denise Buberl opened the match with a 6-2 on court two before ASUN first teamers Vika Dzyuba and Kate Popova dispatched NJIT’s top pair, 6-4, to take a 1-0 advantage.

On the other side of the net, it was Brooks who added to the scoring first with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles. ASUN second team selection Denise Buberl then followed with a 6-2, 6-0 victory on court five to push the lead to 3-0.

Freshman Maddox Bandy secured the opening-round sweep for the Bisons in the sixth spot by knocking off NJIT’s Amanda Helminsky 6-4, 6-1.



Lipscomb advances to take on No. 2 North Florida on Friday at 8:00 a.m. CT. The Ospreys, who earned a first-round bye, handed the Bisons a 5-2 loss just one week ago. It was one of only two ASUN defeats for Lipscomb this season.

Live Stats will be available through Saturday's Championship Final which will be broadcasted on ESPN+ as well. Fans can follow @ASUNTennis on Twitter for updates throughout the championship. 



Singles competition
1. Vika Dzyuba (LIP-W) vs. Joleta Budiman (NJIT) 4-6, 6-1, unfinished
2. Kate Popova (LIP-W) vs. Mouna Bouzgarrou (NJIT) 3-6, 7-6, unfinished
3. Madeleine Brooks (LIP-W) def. Advaita Saravanan (NJIT) 6-1, 6-1
4. Lisa Diachenko (LIP-W) vs. Holly Matson (NJIT) 4-6, 1-5, unfinished
5. Denise Buberl (LIP-W) def. Mayar Eltony (NJIT) 6-2, 6-0
6. Maddox Bandy (LIP-W) def. Amanda Helminsky (NJIT) 6-4, 6-1


Doubles competition
1. Kate Popova/Vika Dzyuba (LIP-W) def. Joleta Budiman/Holly Matson (NJIT) 6-4
2. Madeleine Brooks/Denise Buberl (LIP-W) def. Amanda Helminsky/Mouna Bouzgarrou (NJIT) 6-2
3. Thabile Tshatedi/Katerynba Kandyba (LIP-W) vs. Mayar Eltony/Rafaella Sampaio (NJIT) 4-4, unfinished


Match Notes
NJIT 13-9
Lipscomb 17-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3,5,6)
2019 ASUN Tennis Tournament Women's Quarterfinals