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Bisons beat North Alabama for second win
Chad Pierron
Chad Pierron

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Bisons picked up their second win of the season Friday night with a 7-0 sweep over North Alabama.

"This was a great win tonight,” men’s assistant coach Mike Sherman said. “Everyone played hard and had something to learn from. Chad Pierron had his debut last night after battling an injury and made a big difference. Go Bisons!"

The Bisons jumped out to an early lead after sweeping the doubles point to go up 1-0.

Senior Joe McArdle and freshman Oliver Strecker defeated Merlin Witt and Mirko Sommerfeld in a close 8-6 match at the No. 1 spot.

Sophomore Colby Shaw and junior Chad Pierron picked up a win at No. 2 doubles, defeating Matt Feury and Rob Whitsitt in a tiebreaker 8-7(2).

At No. 3, sophomore Tanner Brown and freshman David Salazar secured a win over T.J. Drake and Arthur Neme with a decisive 8-1 victory.

With a 1-0 lead, the Bisons dominated the singles play, once again sweeping North Alabama 6-0.

At No. 1 singles, Strecker defeated Witt 6-4, 6-3, while Pierron posted a win over Feury at No. 2 6-3, 7-5.

Salazar recorded a win for the Bisons at No. 3, defeating Sommerfeld 6-1, 6-3. Brown defeated Whitsitt 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4, while Shaw posted the same score at No. 5 with a win over Neme.

Senior James Murrell posted the Bisons seventh win at No. 6 singles, beating Drake 7-6(6), 6-1.

The Bisons will be back in action Saturday night when they travel to face Western Kentucky at 3 p.m.

Results:

Doubles:

Joe McArdle and Oliver Strecker (LU) def. Merlin Witt and Mirko Sommerfeld (UNA) 8-6

Colby Shaw and Chad Pierron (LU) def. Matt Feury and Rob Whitsitt (UNA) 8-7(2)

Tanner Brown and David Salazar (LU) def. T.J. Drake and Arthur Neme (UNA) 8-1

Singles:

Oliver Strecker (LU) def. Merlin Witt (UNA) 6-4, 6-3

Chad Pierron (LU) def. Matt Feury (UNA) 6-3, 7-5

David Salazar (LU) def. Mirko Sommerfeld (UNA) 6-1, 6-3

Tanner Brown (LU) def. Rob Whitsitt (UNA) 6-0, 6-1

Colby Shaw (LU) def. Arthur Neme (UNA) 6-1, 6-0

James Murrell (LU) def. T.J. Drake (UNA) 7-6(6), 6-1