MEMPHIS – Lipscomb women’s tennis dropped both of its matches over the weekend in Memphis at the Eldon Roark Tennis Center.
The Bisons (0-6) were edged by a score of 4-3 on Saturday against SEMO, before falling 4-1 to host Memphis on Sunday afternoon.
In the match against the RedHawks, Lipscomb fell behind 3-0 before senior Denis Buberl got the Bisons on the board with a 6-1, 7-6 sweep in her No. 3 singles matchup.
Junior Kate Popova then got the purple and gold back in business on court No. 1 as she fought to come from behind to down Romana Tarajova 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.
SEMO clinched the match on court six before Liza Diachenko battled to take a three-set victory 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 in the No. 5 spot.
On Sunday, not much went Lipscomb’s way as the host Tigers earned 6-1 and 6-3 victories to take the doubles point before winning three of the four courts that finished in straight sets. Popova brought home the lone purple and gold victory in the top slot with a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Alisha Reayer.
Lipscomb will finally get to play a match at home next Saturday after opening the spring with a six-match road swing against a tough slate of competition. The Bisons will host IUPUI at 7 p.m. at the Whitworth Racquet Club.
SATURDAY – SEMO 4, Lipscomb 3
1. Kate Popova (LIP) def. TARAJOVA, Romana (SEMO) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
2. ZONOVA, Kseniya (SEMO) def. Emma Zakordoniec (LIP) 6-1, 6-4
3. Denise Buberl (LIP) def. VALEEVA, Lera (SEMO) 6-1, 7-6
4. LAI, Vivian (SEMO) def. Anja Trbeznik (LIP) 6-2, 6-3
5. Liza Diachenko (LIP) def. VELKOSKA, Teona (SEMO) 6-4, 5-7, 10-6
6. BARRIGA, Manuela (SEMO) def. Eleanor Chapman (LIP) 6-4, 6-1
1. TARAJOVA, Romana/ZONOVA, Kseniya (SEMO) def. Kate Popova/Denise Buberl (LIP) 6-4
2. VELKOSKA, Teona/LAI, Vivian (SEMO) def. Liza Diachenko/Maddox Bandy (LIP) 6-0
3. Anja Trbeznik/Emma Zakordoniec (LIP) def. BARRIGA, Manuela/VALEEVA, Lera (SEMO) 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,4,3,1,6,5)
SUNDAY – Memphis 4, Lipscomb 1
1. Kate Popova (LIP) def. Alisha Reayer (MEM) 6-3, 6-0
2. Laura Bente (MEM) vs Emma Zakordoniec (LIP) 7-6, 1-0 (Did not complete)
3. Aran Teixido Garcia (MEM) def. Denise Buberl (LIP) 6-4, 6-2
4. Monique Woog (MEM) def. Anja Trbeznik (LIP) 6-1, 7-5
5. Lina Hohnhold (MEM) def. Liza Diachenko (LIP) 6-0, 6-1
6. Josephine Cao (MEM) vs Maddox Brandy (LIP) 7-5, 1-4 (Did not complete)
1. Bente/Teixido Garcia (MEM) def. Bandy/Popova (LIP) 6-1
2. K. Cao/Reayer (MEM) def. Trbeznik/Zakordoniec (LIP) 6-3
3. J. Cao/Sullivan (MEM) vs Diachenko/Buberl (LIP) 5-2 (Did not complete)
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,1,3,4)