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Sunday, March 24, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Lipscomb men’s and women’s tennis teams sent both Western and Northern Kentucky home empty handed this weekend after posting up two wins a piece.
On Friday, both the Bisons and Lady Bisons defeated the visiting Western Kentucky University. The men’s team won their match 4-0, and the women also won their match 4-0.
For the Lady Bisons, Deahna Welcher, Melissa Kromer, Lorena Djuknic, Jenny Borck, Alyssa Bellini and Shilpa Naruka all netted wins in the singles, while the doubles teams of Welcher/Borck, Bellini/Djuknic and Kromer/Naruka won their respective matches.
For the Bisons, Oliver Strecker, David Salazar, Daniel Hernandez, Stuart Tierney, Miguel Cortez and John Tougher all won their singles matches, and the doubles teams of Tierney/Cortez, Strecker/Salazar and Colby Shaw/Tougher claimed victories in their matches.
On Saturday, the visiting Northern Kentucky University suffered the same fate, losing 7-0 to the women’s team and 6-0 to the men’s team.
Welcher, Kromer, Djuknic, Borck, Bellini and Naruka swept their weekend opponents, while the doubles teams of Welcher/Borck, Djuknic/Bellini and Kromer/Naruka accomplished the same task.
For the Bisons, the men’s team also swept their singles matches with Strecker, Salazar, Hernandez, Tierney, Cortez and Tougher all emerging victorious. The doubles teams of Cortez/Tierney and Strecker/Salazar won their matches against NKU as well.
The Bisons are 5-8, while the Lady Bisons are 6-9.
Lipscomb coach Andrew Harris applauded the performances of the tennis teams over the weekend, hoping the good momentum carries into the upcoming matches against A-Sun foes Kennesaw State and Mercer at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
“Good weekend from the guys and the girls,” Harris said. “I’m proud of the way they stayed focused in the task at hand.
“We’re looking forward to another good week of practice before KSU and Mercer come in on Thursday and Saturday.”