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Singles matches cause problems for Lady Bisons against FGCU

Saturday, April 05, 2014
by Shilpa Naruka

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team fell 6-1 to Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday afternoon at Huston–Marsh Griffith Tennis Center.

Lipscomb dropped 2-4 in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

The Lady Bisons started off very strong in doubles and won all three matches, taking away the doubles point and leading 1-0 from the beginning.

However, Lipscomb failed to record any victories in singles against FGCU.

Left-hander Deahna Welcher at No. 1 played very consistently but could not resist opponent Sarah Means’s aggressive shots and lost in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

Lorena Djuknic at No. 5 played with great variation and won some great points but lost in a close straight set fight against Elizabeth Means.

Melissa Kromer at No. 2 served strongly throughout the match. Kromer took some great points against Breana Stampfli but could not resist the consistent play by the opponent and ended up losing 6-1, 6-2.

Laura Kent at No. 3, Sierra Troxel at No. 6 and Jenny Borck at No. 3 lost their respective matches in straight sets.

The Lady Bisons have two more matches before the A-Sun Championship starts on April 18.

They will make a road trip to Kentucky to play Northern Kentucky University on April 9.

Lipscomb vs. FGCU

Women ‘s singles

1. Sarah Means (FGCU) def. Deahna Welcher (Lip) 6-1, 6-1

2. Breana Stampfli (FGCU) def. Mellisa Kromer (Lip) 6-1, 6-2

3.  Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) def. Laura Kent (Lip) 6-3,6-2

4. Candela Munoz Giron (FGCU) def. Jenny Borck (Lip) 6-2, 6-2

5. Elizabeth Means (FGCU) def. Lorena Djuknic (Lip) 6-4, 6-4

6.  Bettina Botha (FGCU) def. Sierra Troxel (Lip) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

1. Borck/Welcher (Lip) def. E. Means / S.Means (FGCU) 8-4

2.  Kromer/  Kent (Lip) def.  Botha/ Sterkel  FGCU)  8-2

3. Djuknic/ Troxel (Lip)  def. Mandic/ Munoz Giron (FGCU) 8-4