JONESBORO, Ark. – Lipscomb women’s tennis coach Jamie Aid is hopeful seven will be the lucky number for her team this week.
The Lady Bisons, 7-2, are riding a program record six-match winning streak as they head to Arkansas State in Jonesboro for a Saturday match at 3 p.m. Arkansas State is 0-5. The match will be played at Allen Park in Jonesboro. They are 2-0 on the road.
“We are driving to Jonesboro Saturday morning,” Aid said. “We are going to play and then drive back to Nashville. This trip will tell us a lot about the toughness of our team.
“We have talked a lot about playing in pressure situations. Arkansas State will be very competitive. We beat them 5-2 last year. We believe in ourselves as a team. We are very confident.”
Junior Hanna Victorsson, who arrived on campus for the start of classes in January, has quickly become a winning part of the team. She went undefeated last weekend at the No. 4 singles position and is paired with Kate Kandyba on the No. 3 doubles team.
She was named Atlantic Sun Player of the Week Monday after going unbeaten in both singles and doubles play.
“She has such a competitive spirit,” Aid said. “It is really difficult to get to know new team members, but she has come in and produced for us right away.”
Victorsson made the move to Lipscomb after the women’s tennis program at Maryland-Baltimore County was eliminated. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, she brings a depth of tennis knowledge to go along with her physical talent.
“Hanna has added a lot of energy,” Aid said. “She is really positive across the board.
“She is very smart. She can get to the ball and make her shots. She knows how to make balls and keep them in play. She can be powerful when it’s time to be powerful.”