After having a week-long break to rest and recover, Northwestern State welcomes NJIT for its first home match in nearly a month.
NSU (6-4) is set to host NJIT (6-3) for a Tuesday match at 2 p.m. at Jack Fisher Tennis Complex, aiming for revenge following its loss to the Highlanders 4-3 at the Southland Conference Tournament in 2022.
“We are excited to get back to competing against on our home courts after a shorter break,” said head coach Jonas Brobeck. “We are moving into Conference season which is an exciting part of the season as every match will be a battle.”
The Lady Demons coming off a 4-1 loss against SFA with the only point coming from Tjasa Klevisar at No. 1 6-2, 6-3, while NJIT is coming off a close 4-3 victory at home against Drexel.
NSU is the first of four consecutive matches against teams from the Southland Conference that NJIT is playing.
“We are very happy having NJIT, an affiliate member of the SLC, visiting us in Natchitoches,” Brobeck said. “Last year we played them in a very physical match, we’re expecting the same on Tuesday.”
Laura Wipfli, a freshman, has had a successful start to her career for the Highlanders. Wipfli is 5-2 in doubles at Nos. 1, 2, and 3, and 5-3 in singles.
Following the match, NSU heads to Louisiana Tech on Friday. The Lady Demons return home Saturday to host Alcorn.