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Women's Tennis defeats Dayton 4-1
Friday, March 15, 2019
By Kirk Downs
Women's Tennis defeats Dayton 4-1

NASHVILLE - Lipscomb women's tennis earned its fourth win in a row Friday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over Dayton. 

The Lady Bisons improved to 11-3 on the year and have now won seven of their last eight matches.

"We all were very excited to play outside today for the first time this spring," head coach Jamie Aid said. "I thought the girls did a great job of adjusting to the different ball speed being outdoors for the first time."

Lipscomb picked up the point in doubles with a pair of easy matches on courts one and three. The top pairing of Vika Dzyuba and Kate Popova won 6-0, before Thabile Tshatedi and Kate Kandyba clinched the point, 6-2. 

In singles play, Dayton (4-12) earned its only point of the match when Dzyuba had to retire with injury while leading 6-0, 2-0 over Emily Zargham.

Despite the loss on the top line, Lipscomb breezed to victory the rest of the way. 

Popova swept Kelly Pleiman 6-0, 6-0 on court two, while freshman Liza Diachenko won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 to seal the victory. The Lady Bisons were awarded a point at No.6 when Dayton was forced to default. 

Denis Buberl and Madeleine Brooks were both winning their matchups at the time the match was called. Buberl was winning 6-2, 4-0 at No. 4, while Brooks was up 6-1, 4-2 at No. 3.



Lipscomb gets ASUN Conference play under way next Saturday, March 23 when it travels to Florence to take on North Alabama.