February 22, 2009

Men's and Women's Tennis defeat Harding, Hendrix on the road

BSC Men vs. Harding | BSC Women vs. Harding
BSC Men vs. Hendrix | BSC Women vs. Hendrix

CONWAY, Ark. –
The Birmingham-Southern men's and women's tennis teams both picked up two wins on the road this weekend, defeating Harding University, Friday, and Hendrix College, Saturday, in Conway, Ark. The men's team moves to 3-0, while the women are now 2-0.

On the women's side, BSC defeated Harding by a score of 5-4. The Panthers picked up all three doubles points as #Lauren Russell# and #Rachal Jones# were victorious, 8-4, #Janie Asseff# and #Kate Lambert# won, 8-3, and #Brittany Cooper# and #Carly Adams# won, 8-6. In singles, Cooper won at the third spot, 6-1, 6-4, and #Angee Stevens# won at the six spot, 0-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Against Hendrix, the Panthers won by a score of 6-3. Asseff and Lambert won at the second doubles position, 8-0, and Cooper and Adams were victorious at the third spot, also 8-0. In singles play, Asseff won at the two spot, 3-6, 6-1 (13-11), Cooper won at the third spot, 6-0, 6-3, Adams won at four, 6-2, 6-3, and Stevens won at the sixth position, 6-2, 6-1.

The men defeated Harding by a score of 5-3, picking up two doubles points as #Faris Pacha# and #Matt Mabry# won at the two spot, 9-8 (7-3), and #John Zukley# and #Will Freeman# won at the third position, 9-7. #Michael Locandro# won at the top singles spot, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, Zukley won at the fifth spot, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, and #Will Boucek# won at the sixth spot, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Against Hendrix, the Panther men won 9-0. Locandro and Pacha won at the top doubles position, 9-8 (7-2), Mabry and #Richard Pearlman# won at the two spot, 8-2, and Zukley and Freeman were victorious in the third spot, 8-0. Locandro, Pacha, Pearlman, Zukley, Boucek, and #Clayton Simons# all won in their singles spots as well.

Both teams are at home this Wednesday, Feb. 25, taking on in-state rival North Alabama at 2:30 p.m. at the BSC Tennis Complex.