JONESBORO, Ark. (3/2/18) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Lipscomb Friday afternoon at the A-State Tennis Complex.
The two teams were tied at 3-3 with one match still to be decided on court five between A-State’s Shannon O'Brien and Lipscomb’s Thabile Tshatedi. O’Brien won the first set 6-3 and had four match point opportunities in the second set but could not convert and lost 7-6. Tshatedi then won the third set 6-4 to give the match to the Bisons.
“Today may have been the best match we have played this year,” A-State head coach Kel Lange said. “Shannon battled tough and just caught some bad breaks, but she never gave up and I am proud of her and the entire team for that.”
Arkansas State grabbed the early advantage by winning the doubles’ point after victories from Shelby King/Shannon O’Brien and Kirsty Venter and Sabina Jeresic. King and Venter defeated Kateryna Popova and Madeleine Brooks 6-3, while Venter and Jeresic added a 6-4 victory over Kateryna Kandyba and Tshatedi.
Venter also captured a singles’ match win over Kandyba 6-0, 3-0 (retired) and is now 3-2 on the season. Jeresic also improved her record to 3-4 with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Madeleine Brooks on court three.
The Red Wolves continues it home stands with a match up against Murray State on Sunday. First serve is set 7 p.m.
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Tennis Match Results
Arkansas State vs Lipscomb
March 2, 2018 at Jonesboro, Arkansas
(A-State Tennis Complex)
Lipscomb 4, Arkansas State 3
Kateryna Popova (LIP) def. Shelby King (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
Viktoriya Dzyuba (LIP) def. Anita Detlava (ASU) 6-0, 6-2
Sabina Jeresic (ASU) def. Madeleine Brooks (LIP) 6-4, 6-4
Denise Buberl (LIP) def. Berta Masdevall Masip (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
Thabile Tshatedi (LIP) def. Shannon O'Brien (ASU) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
Kirsty Venter (ASU) def. Kateryna Kandyba (LIP) 6-0, 3-0, retired
Match Notes: Arkansas State 2-8, Lipscomb 2-8