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Lady Bisons lose fourth straight tennis match
Samantha Bowman
Samantha Bowman

Saturday, February 05, 2011

The Lady Bisons lost their fourth straight match Friday when they fell to the University of Tennessee at Martin 4-3. The hard- fought loss was the closest match yet for the Lady Bisons this season.

“We continue to compete and are taking those steps necessary to be a successful team,” women’s assistant coach Jamie Aid said. “We love the way our girls supported each other; they are great ambassadors for the University. We are now looking forward to our next match against Alabama A&M.”

UT Martin picked up an early 1-0 lead over the Lady Bisons when they won the doubles point 2-1.

Senior Julianne McMeen and sophomore Carlina Jow came off court first after losing to Winkhelmann and Laing 8-3 at the No. 3 doubles spot.

At No. 1, senior Kara Jackson and freshman Alyssa Bellini were defeated next by Tiley and Herbold 8-2.

The Lady Bisons lone doubles win came at the No. 2 spot when juniors Elizabeth Keevil and Danielle Hansen defeated Simiz and Vanzyl 8-4.

With a 1-0 deficit going into singles play, the Lady Bisons picked up wins at the No. 2, 4 and 6 singles spots.

Keevil played a solid match at No. 1 but came up short against Tiley, falling 6-4, 6-3.

Jackson picked up one of the Lady Bisons’ wins at No. 2, defeating Laing 7-6(4), 6-2. Hansen fell at the No. 3 spot after playing a tight first set, losing to Winkhelmann 7-5, 6-1.

At No. 4, Bellini secured a win over Herbold in a decisive 6-0, 6-2 victory. McMeen fell to Simic 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 5 spot, while junior Samantha Bowman picked up the Lady Bisons’ final win at No. 6, beating McCall 6-1, 6-2.

The Lady Bisons will face Alabama A&M on Saturday, Feb. 5 6:30 p.m. at Whitworth Country Club.

Results:

Doubles:

1 Tiley/Herbold (UTM) def. Jackson/Bellini (LU) 8-2

2 Keevil/Hansen (LU) def. Simiz/Vanzyl (UTM) 8-4

3 Winkelmann/Laing (UTM) def. McMeen/Jow (LU) 8-3

Singles:

1 Tiley (UTM) def. Keevil 6-4;6-3

2 Jackson (LU) def. Laing (UTM) 7-6 (7-4);6-3

3 Winkhelmann (UTM) def. Hansen 7-5;6-1

4 Bellini (LU) def. Herbold (UTM) 6-0;6-2

5 Simic (UTM) def. McMeen (LU) 6-2;6-2

6 Bowman (LU) def. McCall (LU) 6-1;6-2

Written by Ashlan Williams, student assistant in the Lipscomb athletics media relations department.