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Sunday, March 01, 2009The Lady Bisons won the doubles point, but lost 4-3 at Western Kentucky Uniiversity Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green.
With a strong start, Lipscomb won No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Kara Jackson and Danielle Hansen defeated E. Fulkerson and M. Djuran 9-7.
“I was proud of them for hanging in the match the entire time and never letting their quality of play go down,” said Lady Bisons coach Kristin Lusk.
No. 3 doubles winners for the Lady Bisons were Raphaela Jann and Claire Landry. They defeated J. Felzer and C. True 8-1.
Jann was not available to play singles because of an injury she has been dealing with for the past week. The singles lineup was changed.
“It was good experience for the players to play a higher level of competition, but unfortunately we fell short at the end of the match,” said Lusk.
Singles winners for Lipscomb were Kara Jackson and Olivia Ellis.
“Kara played one of the best matches of her career,” said Lusk. “She has lost to Maria Djuran several times in her career at Lipscomb and she really stepped up and played great tennis.”
Jackson defeated Djuran 6-0, 6-2. Ellis defeated Margot Van Bussel 6-3, 0-6. Ellis won the tiebreaker 16-14.
“It was a great effort on her part and I was very proud Ellis,” said Lusk.
The Lady Bisons are now 5-3 overall.
Lipscomb will begin conference play on March 6 at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.
The next home match for the Lady Bisons is March 11 against IPFW in Nashville at 4 p.m. The location of the match will be announced.
1. K. Jackson/D. Hansen def. E. Fulkerson/M. Djuran (LU) 9-7
2. Mallon Van Bussel/Margot Van Bussel def. E. Keevil/O. Ellis (WKU) 8-1
3. R. Jann/C. Landry def. J. Felzer/C. True (LU) 8-1
1. K. Jackson def. M. Djuran (LU) 6-0, 6-2
2. E. Fulkerson def. D. Hansen (WKU) 6-1, 6-1
3. M. Van Bussel def. E. Keevil (WKU) 6-2, 6-4
4. J. Felzer def. C. Landry (WKU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
5. O. Ellis def. Margot Van Bussel (LU) 6-3, 0-6, (16-14)
6. C. True def. S. Bowman (WKU) 6-3, 6-0