NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Lipscomb women’s tennis team is back in action this week as they head to Murfreesboro for the ITA Ohio Valley Regional. The tournament begins on Thursday morning at the Adams Tennis Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee.
Coach Jamie Aid said that having the tournament so close to campus provides an advantage for her team.
“We’re extremely happy to have the tournament so close,” Aid said. “It feels more like a home tournament.”
Five Lady Bisons will participate in the tournament, which runs through Monday.
“I’m very excited to see our girls play since we haven’t seen them in a match situation since Western Carolina (in mid-Sept.),” Aid said. “Our practices have been very specific over the past month. The team has great energy right now.”
ITA Ohio Valley Regional information
Dates: Thursday-Monday (Oct. 12-16)
Location: Adams Tennis Center (Murfreesboro, TN)
Participating teams: Lipscomb, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, Austin Peay, Belmont, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Louisville among others
Divisions: Main Draw & B Flight singles and doubles
Main Draw Singles
Kateryna Popova (Lipscomb) vs. Alory Pereira (ETSU), Thursday 10:30 a.m.
Madeleine Brooks (Lipscomb) vs. Claire Sullivan (Memphis), Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Main Draw Doubles
Denise Buberl/Thabile Tshatedi (Lipscomb) vs. Ghidotti/Abelson (Xavier), Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
B Flight Singles
Thabile Tshatedi (Lipscomb) vs. Sydney Power (Northern Kentucky), Thursday 12:30 p.m.
Kateryna Kandyba (Lipscomb) vs. Pragati Natraj (Tennessee State), Thursday 1:00 p.m.
Madeleine Brooks (Lipscomb) vs. first round bye
Denise Buberl (Lipscomb) vs. first round bye
B Flight Doubles
Kateryna Popova/Madeleine Brooks (Lipscomb) vs. Pascual-Larringa/Pereira (Evansville), Thursday 9:30 a.m.
Daily results will be avaliable on Middle's Tennessee tournment central page, and a full recap will be posted to LipscombSports.com following the conclusion of the tournament. Follow @LipscombWTen on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.