Lexie Payne was named the Head Women's Tennis Coach at Westminster in July 2018.
Payne was most recently the Head Women's Tennis Coach at Stephens College in Columbia from 2006-18. Her 12-year tenure before the program was removed was the longest for a head coach at Stephens since athletics was reinstated in 1994. Her program was the winningest athletics program at Stephens during that time, including having the highest team GPA during her time.
Payne is currently a private tennis teaching professional at Cooper Tennis Complex as well as a Volunteer USTA Missouri District Junior Team Tennis Coordinator. Since 2005, she has held coaching and instructing positions at Columbia Independent School, Wilson's Beach and Tennis, Country Club of Missouri, and Columbia Tennis Academy.
Her playing career includes being a member of the University of Missouri's team from 1996-98, and later finishing her eligibility at Stephens in 2004 with an undefeated singles record.
She is a certified member of the Professional Tennis Registry and USTA Net Generation and her current rankings include #41 National Ranking Women's 35 Singles, #1 Missouri Valley Women's 35 Singles, #1 Missouri Valley Mixed Doubles, #2 Women's 4.5 Singles, #1 4.5 Women's Doubles.