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Six victories lead day 2 of Dale Short Shootout for men's tennis

Sunday, September 22, 2013
by Shilpa Naruka

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – On the second day at Dale Short Shootout, matches were delayed due to the rain by two hours.

Recording five successful single’s victories and one doubles victory, the Bisons displayed quality play against SIU.

In the singles competition, David Salazar at no. 1 defeated Jorge Cavero with ease by a score of 6-1, 6-2. Salazar records his first victory of the fall.

Daniel Hernandez playing at second position defeated Jonny Rigby in a very competitive match ending in a third set. He played with a high energy level throughout.

Stuart Tierney at no. 3 and John Tougher at no. 6 continued their winning spree. Both Tierney and Tougher won their matches in straight sets.

Miguel Cortez won his match in a tough fight against Fillip Aleksic in three sets. Freshmen Rob Mitchell lost his match against Szymon Opeczoneck in straight sets.

The duo of Mitchell and Tougher continue their winning in doubles by defeating the pair of Cuadrillero and Aleksic with the score of 8-3.

This was the only victory recorded on the doubles side for Lipscomb.

“Players started with a confidence and recorded five singles victories out of six matches today, which is very good result,” says head coach Mario Hernandez. “I am impressed with how the team is working together with enthusiasm and supporting each other.”

The Bisons look forward to play against MTSU on Sunday at 1:30 pm.

 

Results Lipscomb v. Southern Illinois

Singles

SALAZAR, David (Lipscomb) def. Jorge Cavero (Southern Illinois) 6-1, 6-2

HERNANDEZ, Daniel (Lipscomb) def. Jonny Rigby (Southern Illinois) 6-4, 6-7 (0- 2), 6-4

TIERNEY, Stuart (Lipscomb) def. Michal Kianicka (Southern Illinois) 6-4, 6-0

Szymon Opieczonek (Southern Illinois) def. MITCHELL, Rob (Lipscomb) 6-2, 7-5

CORTEZ, Miguel (Lipscomb) def. Fillip Aleksic (Southern Illinois) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

TOUGHER, John (Lipscomb) def. Rafael Cuadrillero (Southern Illinois) 6-1, 6-2

 

Doubles

Jonny Rigby/Michal Kianicka (Southern Illinois) def. CORTEZ, Miguel/TIERNEY, Stuart (Lipscomb) 8-2

Jorge Cavero/Szymon Opieczonek (Southern Illinois) def. SALAZAR, David/HERNANDEZ, Daniel (Lipscomb) 8-5

TOUGHER, John/MITCHELL, Rob (Lipscomb) def. Rafael Cuadrillero/Fillip Aleksic (Southern Illinois) 8-3