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Stephens tennis match postponed for second time

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 9:44 p.m. CDT

The Stephens College home tennis match against Lincoln University has been pushed back again, this time to Monday. 

The match was originally scheduled for April 8 and was postponed because of a lack of player availability from both teams.

The Stars were then set to play the Blue Tigers on Tuesday at the Stephens on-campus tennis facility. Unfortunately, the Stars were once again denied playing what would only have been their second home match of the season, this time because of poor weather. That delay came after an away match at Westminster College was canceled because of weather the day before.

"We're not rescheduling that one at this point," Stephens coach Lexie Payne said. 

After that match was called off, Stephens and Lincoln agreed to play Thursday. But Lincoln coach Tim Abney had to cancel this as well because of a lack of player availability. Payne said the rainy forecast also played a part in moving the match again.

"Weather was also a factor since severe storms were part of the forecast," Payne said. "It's totally normal for this time of year."

The Stars are 0-8 on the year and are looking for their first win if and when they play Lincoln. While Stephens dropped its first match at Lincoln 1-8, Payne said she thinks her team has a chance at home because of two of her top players are able to play. Dina Kaissi did not play at all for Stephens in that March 19 contest, and Grace Pittman was injured midway through her doubles match. 


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