NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb Lady Bisons tennis team has reached one goal for the season there is still more to do.
Having secured their Atlantic Sun Conference tournament berth with last Saturday’s 6-1 win over Kennesaw State, the Lady Bisons (11-9, 2-3) will now be looking to secure the fourth seed in the tournament.
Play will begin at Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
“Last year it was an accomplishment,” coach Jamie Aid said. “This year it was an expectation to get it.
“We’ll feel really good when we’ve clinched the fourth seed. We’re looking to not just go to the tournament but be a competitor in it.”
Saturday will also serve as an opportunity for the Lady Bisons to play one last home match with seniors Deahna Welcher and Jenny Borck.
Welcher and Borck have both played big parts in the program Aid is building.
Welcher has played this season in the two spot in singles as well as teaming up with Borck in the two spot in doubles play. In singles play, Welcher is 8-7 on the season with a 3-2 record in conference play.
In doubles Welcher and Borck have gone 12-6 overall on the season while going 3-2 during conference play.
Borck has played in the fifth seed in singles. She has helped bolster the Lady Bisons singles play as she has gone 11-3 in that spot, while going 3-1 in conference matches. Borck has also won two matches as the four seed.
“Jenny and Deahna have done so much good for our programs,” Aid said of the seniors. “Their mental toughness and wanting to leave something behind is very apparent. I think it has made the other girls raise up and have fun with it.”
Northern Kentucky (6-13, 1-4) is on a three-match losing streak. They lost two non-conference matches to Xavier and Cincinnati after falling in a close match to conference foe USC-Upstate 4-3.
The Lady Bisons will look to continue their strong doubles play, as they have only lost one doubles point in conference play this season.
“We feel good matched up against Northern Kentucky,” Aid said. “Hopefully we’ll come out with a lot of energy and get it done and clinch the fourth seed.”