ATLANTA, Ga. - As a new year of ASUN Conference Men's Tennis is set to get into full swing, we take a closer look at the Lipscomb Bisons who begin their 2020 season on January 18.
The Bisons enter 2020 looking to build off of last season's success that saw the team reach the ASUN Championship as the No. 6 seed. Lipscomb went 2-5 in conference play with an overall record of 7-14 during the 2019 season. This year's squad features mostly upperclassmen, including seniors Victor Chaw and Pablo Caffarena who were named last season's ASUN Doubles Pair of the Year. Chaw was also a unanimous selection to the All-Conference First Team while Caffarena represented the Bisons on the All-Academic Team. The two were the top No. 1 Doubles pair in the ASUN last season going 5-0 in conference play with a 12-3 overall mark.
Lipscomb opens the season with three matches at home against Appalachian State, Austin Peay and Troy before traveling to face Northern Kentucky on Jan. 31. Conference play for the Bisons begins on March 26, when they host Stetson at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
Lipscomb's Schedule Breakdown
Home Matches: 11
Away Matches: 10
Neutral Matches: 0
First Home Match: vs. Appalachian State (January 17)
First Road Match: at Northern Kentucky (January 31)
Opening ASUN Contest: vs. Stetson (March 26)
Head Coach: Geoff Hernandez
Alma Mater: Portland
Record at Lipscomb: 15-26
The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.