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Women's Tennis falls to Austin Peay 6-1

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Lady Bisons tennis team faced Austin Peay at the Lipscomb Tennis Center on Tuesday, March 23.  In the end, Lipscomb fell to their Ohio Valley Conference competitor 6-1.

The Lady Bisons switched up their doubles line up for the match, hoping to change the dynamics and find some better results.

Freshman Mackenzie Bishop and sophomore Danielle Hansen teamed up at the No. 1 spot.  The duo fell to Tomic and Pagan 8-3.

At No. 2, sophomore Eliazbeth Keevil paired up with freshman Carlina Jow to face Weikard and Liew.  The girls played a tough match but came up short in the end, losing 8-5.

Junior Kara Jackson and sophomore Samantha Bowman played together at No. 3.  The pair lost to Nakamura and Georgakopoulos 8-4.

After coming up just short in the doubles matches, the Lady Bisons fell to 0-1 in the match as they entered into singles play.

At No. 1, Bishop faced Tomic, losing with a score of 6-0, 6-3, while Keevil was defeated at the No. 2 position by Weikard 6-1, 6-0, bringing the match score to 0-3.

Hansen lost 6-3, 6-3 to Pagan at No. 3.  With their fourth point lost, the Lady Bisons allowed Austin Peay to clinch the match.

Jackson fell at No. 4 6-3, 6-0 to Liew, while Jow was defeated at No. 5 by Geogakopoulos 6-3, 6-0.

The Lady Bisons earned their only win of the day at No. 6 singles.  Junior Julianne McMeen secured her fifth victory of the season with a win over Hays in a third set tiebreaker 4-6, 6-2, 10-0.  

A transfer from UT Martin, an OVC conference leading team, McMeen has faced Austin Peay many times.  McMeen dominated the tiebreaker, which substituted for the third set, not dropping a single point in the ten-point breaker.

With McMeen’s win at No. 6, the Lady Bisons ended the match with a 6-1 loss.

The women’s tennis team is back in action on Friday, March 26 as they face the A-Sun conference leader, ETSU at 2:00 pm at the Lipscomb Tennis Center.

Results:

Doubles:


1.  Tomic/ Pagan (AP) def. Bishop/ Hansen (LU) 8-3
2.  Weikard/ Liew (AP) def. Keevil/ Jow (LU) 8-5
3.  Nakamura/ Georgakopoulos (AP) def. Jackson/ Bowman (LU) 8-4

Singles:

1.  Tomic (AP) def. Bishop (LU) 6-0, 6-3
2.  Weikard (AP) def. Keevil (LU) 6-1, 6-0
3.  Pagan (AP) def. Hansen (LU) 6-3, 6-3
4.  Liew (AP) def. Jackson (LU) 6-3, 6-0
5.  Georgakopoulos (AP) def. Jow (LU) 6-3, 6-0
6.  McMeen (LU) def. Hays (AP) 4-6, 6-2, 10-0