NEWARK, N.J.-The Lipscomb Lady Bisons begin ASUN Conference play this week in women’s tennis as they travel to New Jersey and South Carolina to face off against the NJIT Highlanders and the USC Upstate Spartans.
Lipscomb will be competing with a full roster, a rarity so far this season. The Bisons were forced to make tough decisions over the past several matches to save players for their first week of conference play. Coach Jamie Aid believes those decisions will pay off this week.
The women head to NJIT on Thursday afternoon at 2 to face off with the Highlanders. NJIT has built a strong, seasoned team over the past few seasons and could pose as a tough opponent for Lipscomb. Although the Highlanders might be a mature team, Aid is not nervous for her young team.
Lipscomb is 4-12. NJIT is 3-7.
“Our girls are not a scared group,” Aid said. “We are fighters and that will serve them well facing tougher teams.”
Lipscomb then flies to Spartanburg, South Carolina to face off against the Spartans on Saturday morning. The Spartans have a young, competitive roster that the Lady Bisons will have to adjust their strategy for.
Aid is focused on keeping her young team mindful of the process throughout the match.
“The young players will have to be process-minded competing this week, so we need to stay focused through each and every match,” Aid said.
The Lady Bisons will have to make a transition from indoor courts to outdoor courts, as the NJIT match will be held indoors and USC Upstate will be held outdoors.
Aid addressed the transition from an indoor court to an outdoor court earlier this season in non-conference play and believes her team will not be phased by the change of scenery or the style of the match.