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Bisons put in outstanding performance at UTC Tournament

Monday, September 25, 2006

Sept. 25, 2006

The Lipscomb Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams competed in the UTC Fall Tournament in Chattanooga this weekend.

Because of rain, the tournament was played indoors. Other schools participating were UT-Chattanooga, UT-Martin, Belmont, Austin Peay, Western Kentucky, Samford, UNC-Ashville, Jacksonville State University, Kennesw State, Alabama-Huntsville, Alabama-Birmingham, Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Mercer, and Louisiana-Monroe.

Highlights in the men's tournament for the Bisons were quarterfinals finishes by Daniel Carrillo in the singles B flight ,a quarterfinal finish in the C flight by Colten Jones and a quarterfinal finish in the doubles A flight by Mike Sherman and Colten Jones. Overall, the Bisons had a match record of 9-10 in this prestigious tournament.

This was the most matches the teams have ever won in this tournament. This is even more impressive considering the consolation draw was cancelled because of weather.

"I am very pleased with the teams performance at this tournament," said Dr. Lynn Griffith, Lipscomb tennis coach. "I feel our teams are playing at a competitive level that surpasses what we have been able to do in the past.

"I attribute much of this to the improvement in practice structure. The addition of Andrew Harris and Cole Griffith as assistant coaches has made a substantial impact on our practice performance. "