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Sunday, January 27, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb Lady Bisons competed in two separate tennis matches at home against MTSU and Evansville Friday and Saturday – walking away from both matches winless, but more experienced.
In Friday night’s game against MTSU, the team lost 7-0 in a match that saw a doubles win for sophomores Jenny Borck and Deahna Welcher.
Coach Andrew Harris spoke positively to the team’s efforts against the Blue Raiders.
In doubles, Harris said improvement was shown.
“We are still working on finding good, consistent combinations in doubles, and we definitely saw some good things Friday night,” Harris said.
In the singles competition Harris said he also saw some growth for the improving team.
“We had a lot of close matches from top to bottom,” Harris said.
In Saturday’s match against Evansville, the Lady Bisons put up a tough fight against the Purple Aces, but lost 6-1. Borck won her individual match, and the doubles team of Borck and Welcher netted their second victory of the weekend.
Harris said he was impressed with the team’s overall doubles performance, but still saw areas where improvement was needed.
“We came out with a lot of energy – a lot better in doubles, and still need to keep looking at combinations and working on executing critical points,” Harris said. “But I was pleased with the effort and the attitude.”
In the singles competitions against Evansville, Harris noted the continuous improvement.
“In singles, we had some tight matches,” Harris said. “I was impressed with the fight of the girls and just their continuous attitude while they were competing.
“We need to continue to work on getting better in our game situational management, but other than that, I think there are some things that I look forward to working with them on as we go through the season.”
The Lady Bisons, 0-3, will seek their first win of the season as they host Tennessee-Chattanooga Saturday, Feb. 2.