Women's tennis preparing for APSU
Thursday, February 18, 2016
By Mark McGee
Women's tennis preparing for APSU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb women’s tennis team is seeking its fourth win in a row, but coach Jamie Aid is not talking about the streak.

As her players prepare for a visit from Austin Peay Friday night at 7 at the Whitworth Indoor Tennis Facility, her emphasis remains on the process, not on extending winning streaks. Austin Peay is 1-2, having lost its last two matches.

“There are still some things we can improve on,” Aid said of her team’s 4-2 record. “We try not to think about where we are. We are very detail focused. We are focusing on Austin Peay. We talk about preparations and details daily with our players.

“It is nice to be on the winning end, but we talk to the girls about being in the moment whether it is in practice, a match or in class. We use the acronym, `WIN’, (What’s Important Now).”

Even though the Lady Bisons won both matches this past weekend on the road in Indianapolis against IUPUI and Butler, Aid would like to see more consistency across the board from her team.

“If we play doubles like we did against IUPUI and singles like we did against Butler we will have a great evening,” Aid said. “We either have a slow start or a slow finish.

“There is a lot of pressure in doubles. They go by fast. We need to be in control in the front end of them.”

With only the one match this weekend Aid wants her players to give it everything they have on the court.

“I believe we can come out with a lot of energy,” Aid said. “We will do well if we just play our type of tennis.

“Whenever we play teams like Austin Peay there is a rivalry. In state matches are fun matches to play. Austin Peay is pretty decent at the top of the lineup. They aren’t coming here to just go through the motions.”