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by: David S. Williams
Hatters Topple Bisons in Third Straight Sweep
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  03/16/2013
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The Stetson women's tennis team (7-4, 2-0) earned its third straight sweep on Saturday afternoon, defeating Lipscomb (4-8, 0-2) by a score of 7-0 to improve to 2-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference play, and 7-4 overall.

Lipscomb opened things up on a high note, taking the number one doubles match 8-4.  Junior Lindsey Cable and freshman Eveline Lepinay then evened things up at 1-1, winning at number three doubles, 8-4.  Junior Diana Bukajeva and senior Jen Miller then gave the Hatters a 1-0 lead by defeating Lipscomb's second doubles pair, 8-5, to secure the point.

The top of the Stetson singles lineup made quick work of the Bisons, as number two senior Sara Lazarevic won 6-1, 6-2, before number one freshman Andrea Crespo earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory to make it 3-0 Stetson early on.

With the number three, four, and five singles players set to win at nearly the same time, it was Bukajeva who earned the clinching victory, defeating Lorena Djuknic 6-4, 6-0 to remain undefeated in singles play this season, at 10-0.

Miller quickly followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the number five position, before Cable followed suit with a 6-2, 6-2 victory of her own at number four.  Lepinay, who lost her first set 6-4, but came back strong with a 6-0 win in set two, completed the sweep for Stetson with a 6-1 victory in the third set.

"The ladies played very well today, especially in singles," Stetson Director of Tennis Pierre Pilote said following the match.  "I am seeing a lot of improvements from each of the players since we came back from California."

The Hatters will now prepare for a non-conference match against Harvard on Tuesday, March 19.  The Crimson, who were ranked nationally earlier this season, will square off with Stetson at 2:30 p.m. at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center.

 "We will take a well-deserved day off tomorrow and prepare for Monday's match against an excellent Harvard team," Pilote said. 

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