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Women's tennis set for a pair of matches this weekend
Thursday, March 17, 2016
By Mark McGee
Women's tennis set for a pair of matches this weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb’s women’s tennis players have to do something they haven’t had to do very often this season – rebound from a defeat.

Last week the Lady Bisons ended a program record seven-match winning streak in a 4-3 loss to Murray State. Friday at 4 p.m. they will be out start a new winning streak when they face Evansville at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on the Lipscomb campus.

“I think sometimes losses can teach different things and motivate you,” Lipscomb coach Jamie Aid said. “We didn’t execute some things in the Murray State match that we needed to do and I think that has motivated the girls.”

Lipscomb is 8-3. Evansville is 6-10 and coming off a 5-2 win over Southeast Missouri State.

“If we come out and play our tennis we will win a lot of matches,” Aid said. “Against Murray State, for whatever reason, we were complacent.

“Our doubles play has improved this week. We have really worked on that. It hurt us to lose the doubles point against Murray. And in conference matches the doubles point is going to be very important.”

This will be the first outdoor match on Lipscomb’s home courts this season and the second outdoor match of the season. The Lady Bisons beat Arkansas State 4-0 on the road in the first outdoor match this spring.

Melissa Kromer leads the Lady Bisons with a 9-1 singles record. Hanna Victorsson is 9-2. Laura Kent is 7-2.

“We have been on spring break and the weather has been amazing for us to practice outside this week,” Aid said. “We have had a really good solid week of practice.

“Whether it is a win or loss we want to get better with each match. We start Atlantic Sun Conference play in another week. At this point of the season we are treating every match like it is a conference match.”

Next up: Saturday morning at 8:30 the Lady Bisons close out the weekend against Jacksonville State, 2-11, at Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.