Nashville, Tenn. – The Mercer women's tennis team failed to pick up crucial wins in singles play and ultimately were on the losing end of a 4-2 decision against Lipscomb.
Due to rain, doubles matches were not played in order to ensure that all singles matches would be played.
Freshman Isabel Dennis fell in the No. 1 singles position to Lipscomb's Deahna Welcher 6-4, 6-2.
Playing at the No. 2 spot, junior Lucie Payrat was able to narrowly pull out a 7-6, 6-4 win over the Bison's Melissa Kromer as one of two Bears wins on the day.
At the No. 6 singles position, freshman Natalie Franklin picked up the Bears second win of the match and the second-straight win for her, taking down Shilpa Naruka in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
Playing in the No. 4 spot for the Bears, freshman Kealee Heffner fell just short in her match against Lipscomb's Alyssa Bellini in three sets. Heffner lost the first 6-2, but powered back in the second to win 7-6 before ultimately falling in the third set 6-0.
The Bears return to play when they take on Kennesaw State on Sat. April 6 at the LeRoy Peddy Tennis Center. Game time is scheduled for 10 a.m.