Eagles stun Lady Flames

Winthrop comes back from 3-1 deficit to defeat Liberty and win Big South Liberty women’s tennis team fell short in the program’s first Big South Conference Championship against Winthrop, losing 4-3 April 18 at the Cook Tennis Center. Although Liberty won the first meeting earlier in the year, Winthrop won when it mattered the most improving to 20-5 on the […]

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Season-opening split

Men’s tennis team falls to E. Kentucky in first match, defeats King in second Match 1: E. Kentucky 4, Liberty 3 Liberty University’s men’s tennis team fell to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 4-3 on Saturday in a close fight to the finish in the opening match of the year. The Colonels captured the crucial doubles point to take an early […]

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Ready and set to go

Men’s and women’s tennis teams prepare for another successful season The Liberty men’s and women’s tennis teams are getting ready as another season begins. Men’s Tennis: Liberty’s men’s team earned the No. 8 ranking in the Atlantic Region of the International Tennis Association, the highest year-end regional ranking in program history. They finished 6-2, setting their program record in conference […]

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New ace

Maria Khval’s journey from Belarus Maria Khval had a choice to make ­— continue with her education or commit to tennis. When she came to North America, though, she was able to do both, and do them well. Khval was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus, an eastern European country that lies between Poland and Russia. She began playing tennis […]

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Racking up the victories

Men’s tennis has sights set high in 2015 In the Big South preseason poll, the head coaches of the conference predicted the Liberty Flames men’s tennis team to finish fifth in the pack. The team had the month of December off for the holidays to rest, but according to Head Coach Chris Johnson, the players came back in good shape, […]

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Lady Flames fall to Marshall

Women’s tennis winning streak snapped in 6-1 loss to visiting Thundering Herd, Saturday, April 6 The Liberty University women’s tennis team four-game winning streak snapped against Marshall Thundering Herd, 6-1. “Marshall is a team that has competed with the top 30 teams in the country and been within points of beating them,” Head Coach Jeff Maren said. “They’re legit. They’re […]

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Men’s and women’s tennis take tumble

The Flames winning streak ends at six as the Lady Flames suffers a defeat against No. 72 East Carolina Liberty University men’s tennis team played three matches over spring break. The first match was against the Brigham Young University-Hawaii Seasiders, 7-1, and marked Liberty’s sixth win in a row. Liberty’s double pairing of Shea Thomas and Egon Samaai defeated BYU’s […]

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Flames blank Bears

Liberty’s 7-0 win against Morgan State improves its record 4-1 The Liberty University men’s tennis team (4-1, 0-0 Big South) defeated the Morgan State Bears (0-9, 0-0 Mid-Eastern), 7-0, Friday, Feb. 22, denying the Bears their first win of the season. The Flames 4-1 record this season is equivalent to its best five-match start in program history. “The last time […]

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Men’s tennis completes season

The Liberty Flames men’s tennis team’s season ended Thursday when they fell to Coastal Carolina in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament, 4-3. “We lost a heartbreaker,” senior Siim Tuus said. “We faced a good team, very close to our level, and one of us had to walk off the court with the loss and unfortunately, this […]

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Liberty men fell to Winthrop over the weekend, 2-3 in conference

It was a close match-up as Winthrop defeated Liberty’s men’s tennis team in four of six singles matches Saturday. Following the loss, Liberty is 13-6 and 2-3 in the Big South. Liberty senior Mandeep Yadav won the only singles match for Liberty, 6-0, 6-2 against Winthrop sophomore Chase Altieri. The Flames benefitted from Winthrop defaults in their doubles matches as […]

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