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Evansville too tough for Lady Bison in tennis action

Saturday, February 04, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team suffered their third loss of the season Friday night falling 6-1 to Evansville at Whitworth Racquet Club in Nashville.

"Tonight was a tough night for the Bisons. We had a difficult time executing our game plans and staying focused. Jenny Borck and Elizabeth Keevil continue to show improvement at doubles. Jenny continued her improvement with a great match in singles. We need to get back at it tonight and be successful."

The Lady Bison dropped the doubles point early, falling 2-1. Freshman Jenny Borck and senior Elizabeth Keevil won the Lady Bison’s only doubles point, picking up a victory at No. 2 when they defeated Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson 9-7.

Freshman Deahna Welcher and sophomore Alyssa Bellini fell at the No. 1 spot, losing to Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James 8-3.

At No. 3, seniors Samantha Bowman and Danielle Hansen were defeated by Aleus Dzakula and Jessica Raatz 8-3.

The Lady Bison moved into singles play down 1-0. Lipscomb continued to be led by Borck, who picked up the lone singles win.

Borck easily took down Richardson at the No. 3 spot, winning 6-0, 6-2.

At No. 1, Bellini fell to Kotsiou 6-2, 6-2, while Welcher suffered a close three-set loss to No. 2, falling to Dzakula 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 after winning the first set.

Keevil lost to James at No. 4 6-1, 6-0, while Hansen and Bowman were defeated at No. 5 and No. 6, falling to Mina Milovic and Fifer 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-2, respectively.

With the loss, the Lady Bison drop to 1-3 with four matches remaining before conference play begins.

The Lady Bison hit the courts again Saturday at Whitworth Racquet Club facing off against Alabama A&M. Match play will begin at 7p.m.

Results:

Doubles:

1. Kotsiou & James (UE) def. Welcher & Bellini (LU) 8-3
2. Borck & Keevil (LU) def. Fifer & Richardson (UE) 9-7
3. Dzakula & Raatz (UE) def. Bowman & Hansen (LU) 8-3

Singles:
1. Dora Kotsiou (UE) def. Alyssa Bellini (LU) 6-2;6-2
2. Aleus Dzakula (UE) def. Deahna Welcher (LU) 1-6; 6-3; 6-3
3. Jenny Borck (LU) def. Emily Richardson (UE) 6-0;6-2
4. Natasha James (UE) def. Elizabeth Keevil (LU) 6-1;6-0
5. Mina Milovic (UE) def. Danielle Hansen (LU) 6-0; 6-1
6. Gaby Fifer (UE) def. Samantha Bowman (LU) 6-0;6-2