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Saturday, April 02, 2011The Bisons return to Nashville from their trip through the Carolinas empty handed after their 6-1 loss to Atlantic Sun foe Campbell University on Saturday.
Campbell swept the doubles point to edge a 1-0 advantage over the Bisons.
At No. 1, senior Joe McArdle and freshman Oliver Strecker fell to Davy Sum and Dominik Kaniewski in a close 8-6 match, while freshmen Miguel Cortez and David Salazar were defeated 8-4 at No. 2 by Fernando Guillen and David Clavera.
Sophomores Tanner Brown and Colby Shaw fell to Larbi Lamzouri and Josep Baro at No. 3 8-6 to close out the doubles play.
The Bisons only singles win of the day came at No. 6, where senior Mario Hernandez easily rolled past James Jones 8-2, a proset substituting for a full match following the Camels’ clinching of the match.
At No. 1, Strecker was defeated by Sum 6-3, 6-2, while Salazar fell to Guillen at No. 2 6-1, 6-3.
Junior Chad Pierron took his opponent to three sets but eventually fell to Lamzouri at No. 3 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Cortez lost at No. 4 to Clavera 6-3, 6-0, and Shaw fell to Baro 8-4 in a pro set at No. 5.
The Bisons return to Nashville on Saturday evening and will hit the courts next to face A-Sun rival Belmont in the “Battle of the Boulevard” on Saturday, March 9 at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center at 10 a.m.
1. Davy Sum/Dominik Kaniewski (CAM) def. STRECKER, Oliver/MCARDLE, Joe (LIP) 8-6
2. Fernando Guillen/David Clavera (CAM) def. SALAZAR, David/CORTEZ, Miguel (LIP) 8-4
3. Larbi Lamzouri/Josep Baro (CAM) def. BROWN, Tanner/SHAW, Colby (LIP) 8-6
1. Davy Sum (CAM) def. STRECKER, Oliver (LIP) 6-3, 6-2
2. Fernando Guillen (CAM) def. SALAZAR, David (LIP) 6-1, 6-3
3. Larbi Lamzouri (CAM) def. PIERRON, Chad (LIP) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. David Clavera (CAM) def. CORTEZ, Miguel (LIP) 6-3, 6-0
5. Josep Baro (CAM) def. SHAW, Colby (LIP) 8-4
6. HERNANDEZ, Mario (LIP) def. James Jones (CAM) 8-2
Written by Ashlan Williams, student assistant in athletics media relations.