Women's tennis preparing for busy weekend
Thursday, January 26, 2017
By Mark McGee
Women's tennis preparing for busy weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After taking a weekend off the Lipscomb women’s tennis team is facing a busy schedule with a short road match against Belmont and a home match with Memphis.

“We are excited to be back on the court competing this weekend,” Lipscomb coach Jamie Aid said. “We have been talking with our girls about the process this week and how important that is this season.”

Both Lipscomb and Belmont will be seeking the first win of the team. The match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Centennial Sportsplex Friday. The Lady Bisons will host Memphis Saturday at the Whitworth Tennis Center 7 p.m.

The Lady Bisons have opened the season 0-2 with a 4-3 loss to UAB and a 5-2 defeat at Middle Tennessee. Belmont is 0-3 with losses to Tulane (6-1), Middle Tennessee (7-0) and Central Arkansas (4-3).

“We have the toughest schedule in program history because our program is ready to move forward,” Aid said. “To maximize this schedule to allow us to peak come conference we as a staff have to make sure our girls have the right mentality moving into every weekend.”

An interesting angle to the match with Belmont is former Lipscomb player Laura Kent is playing No. 1 for the Bruins. Kent is 1-2 this season.

“Belmont is always an exciting match because of the rival atmosphere,” Aid said. “We have not played at Belmont in several years.”

The Lady Bisons are playing with only six players this season. They will have little time to rest before facing Memphis.

“We have a quick turn around with a strong Memphis team,” Aid said. “The doubles point will be very important in that match to place us in a good situation moving into singles.”