Ill players force women's tennis to cancel home match
Thursday, March 9, 2017
By Casey Kupper
Ill players force women's tennis to cancel home match

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-The Lipscomb women’s tennis team has canceled its Friday afternoon match with Southeast Missouri State due to illness issues with the team.

Lipscomb coach Jamie Aid has only six players available to compete in matches this season and three of them are sick this week.

“Last week the team was under the weather, but we still played well,” Aid said.

Aid is hoping her team will recover in order to travel to Samford Saturday, but the health of her players is her first priority.

The Lady Bisons opened their outdoor season with a 4-1 win at Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center against Arkansas State their last time out.

“Winning on our home outdoor courts is a huge advantage going forward to conference play,” Aid said.

The team will travel to Birmingham, Ala., to face a 2 p.m. Samford has a historically competitive program, and is one of the stronger non-conference teams that Lipscomb has faced so far this season.

The match with SEMO has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

“Samford will be good competition prior to conference play,” Aid said. “And the match being on the road is really important for the girls to adapt to tough road competition.”

The Lady Bisons are expected to be healthy by Saturday, but Aid will determine their progress on a day-to-day basis.