Harding Men's and Women's Tennis defeats Lambuth

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Harding men's tennis team defeated Lambuth 8-1 on Tuesday. The Bisons improved to 10-3 on the season, 5-1 on the road and 3-1 against Division II South Region teams.

Harding won all three doubles matches. Marco Ruiz and Ivan Michelli combined for the first time and won easily, 8-3, at No. 1. Adam Edwards and Chris Beach moved to 4-3 as a duo with an 8-1 victory at No. 2, and Corey Stumne and Helio Hashimoto won for the second time 8-1 at No. 3.

The Bisons also took five of the six singles matches. Beach improved to 3-4 with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2. Edwards won his second straight match and improved to 6-4 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3. Michelli won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 for his sixth straight win and team-leading eighth victory overall. Hashimoto moved to 7-2 and did not lose at set in a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5, and Stumne remained undefeated at 5-0 in singles with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6.

Harding has won four straight overall. Lambuth fell to 2-2.

Tennis Match Results

Lambuth vs Harding

Mar 23, 2010 at Jackson, Tenn.

(Lambuth Tennis Courts)

Harding 8, Lambuth 1

Singles competition

1. Ryan Swift (LU) def. Marco Ruiz (HU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-7

2. Chris Beach (HU) def. Hunter Ellington (LU) 6-1, 6-1

3. Adam Edwards (HU) def. Keithroy Proctor (LU) 6-1, 6-1

4. Ivan Michelli (HU) def. Bennett Walker (LU) 6-1, 6-1

5. Helio Hashimoto (HU) def. Kevin Johnson (LU) 6-0, 6-0

6. Corey Stumne (HU) def. Justin King (LU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Marco Ruiz/Ivan Michelli (HU) def. Ryan Swift/Kevin Johnson (LU) 8-3

2. Adam Edwards/Chris Beach (HU) def. Keithroy Proctor/Justin King (LU) 8-1

3. Corey Stumne/Helio Hashimoto (HU) def. Bennett Walker/Hunter Ellington (LU) 8-1

Match Notes:

Lambuth 2-2

Harding 10-3

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Harding women's tennis team continued its winning ways Tuesday with its ninth straight victory, a 9-0 win over Lambuth. It moved the Lady Bisons to 15-2 overall, 8-0 on the road and 7-0 against Division II South Region teams.

Harding won two of the three doubles matches without losing a game. Katherine Golik and Ellie Hammons teamed for the first time and won 8-5 at No. 1. Fabiola Wisnesky and Gina Cielo also made their debut together and won 8-0 at No. 2. Janet Orgain and Libby Hedeman made their first appearance as a team and also won 8-0 at No. 3.

The Lady Bisons won all six singles matches in straight sets. Golik won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 to improve to 5-4 on the season. Ellie Hammons won her third straight match 7-6, 6-1 and moved to 8-2 at No. 2. Gina Cielo ran her team-leading winning streak to seven with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3. Cielo is 10-1 in singles this season.

Wisnesky remained unbeaten at 5-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4. Hedeman improved to 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5, and Janet Orgain stayed perfect at 5-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 6.

Tennis Match Results

Harding vs Lambuth

Mar 23, 2010 at Jackson, Tenn.

(Lambuth Tennis Courts)

Harding 9, Lambuth 0

Singles competition

1. Katherine Golik (HU) def. Marla Walker (LU) 6-0, 6-1

2. Ellie Hammons (HU) def. Darya Klyuyenko (LU) 7-6, 6-1

3. Gina Cielo (HU) def. Elizabeth Austin (LU) 6-0, 6-0

4. Fabiola Wisnesky (HU) def. Anna Atkins (LU) 6-0, 6-1

5. Libby Hedeman (HU) def. Courtney Cothern (LU) 6-0, 6-0

6. Janet Orgain (HU) def. Ashley Cothern (LU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Katherine Golik/Ellie Hammons (HU) def. Marla Walker/Darya Klyuyenko (LU) 8-5

2. Fabiola Wisnesky/Gina Cielo (HU) def. Elizabeth Austin/Courtney Cothern (LU) 8-0

3. Janet Orgain/Libby Hedeman (HU) def. Anna Atkins/Ashley Cothern (LU) 8-0

Match Notes:

Harding 15-2

Lambuth 2-2

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