NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Due to a shortage of healthy players, Lipscomb women’s tennis coach Jamie Aid has made an adjustment to the team’s schedule for the weekend.
The Bisons will stay in town to compete in the June Stewart Invitational, rather than travel to Birmingham for the Roberta Alison Fall Classic as originally planned.
“Due to our number of healthy players, we changed the tournament plan from Alabama to Vanderbilt,” Aid said. “This is a great tournament for us to participate in, and it allows us to close out the fall with a high level of play.”
Denise Buberl, Kateryna Popova and Thabile Tshatedi will represent Lipscomb in the tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. on Friday and runs through Sunday.
Play will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Both the singles and the doubles brackets will be played with no-ad scoring, meaning that a competitor only has to win by one point.
The tournament is named for long-time Vanderbilt sports information director June Stewart, who was the first woman at Vanderbilt to serve as an SID for men's sports. She was elected to the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in 1997.
June Stewart Invitational information
Dates: Friday-Sunday (Oct. 27-29)
Location: Currey Tennis Center (Nashville, TN)
Participating teams: Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, Princeton, William & Mary and Wisconsin.
Divisions: Singles & Doubles (no-ad scoring)