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Liberty Athletics Top 10 Moments of 2013: No. 4
On Oct. 22, the doubles pair of Thomas and Azuero did more than just add a doubles victory to their career records. They claimed an ITA regional title and put the program's name on the national scene with their upset victory.
During a three-set match, Liberty fended off five regional championship points from the No. 17 national doubles pair of Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini from Virginia Tech, eventually rallying and winning the ITA Atlantic Regional Doubles title in Blacksburg, Va. (4-6, 7-5, 6-4).
The victory earned the pair a trip to the hallowed tennis grounds of the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Thomas and Azuero won their first match in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships before their fall season's magical run was stopped by the No. 1 doubles pair in the country.
LibertyFlames.com will continue its countdown of the Top 10 Moments of 2013 tomorrow with a look at Moment No. 3. Be sure to check back with LibertyFlames.com each weekday from now until Dec. 31, as we reflect on the Top 10 moments that made 2013 so great for Liberty Athletics.
Liberty Athletics Top 10 Moments of 2013
No. 10 – Opening of Liberty Baseball Stadium on Feb. 23
No. 9 – Softball's win over Longwood, the 547th coaching victory for Paul Wetmore
No. 8 – Devon Brown scores her 2,000th career point against Purdue in the NCAA Tournament
No. 7 – Jacy Christiansen's late-race charge in the 5K to clinch a Big South Women's Outdoor Title
No. 6 – Women's soccer's dominant victory over Radford at the Big South Championship
No. 5 – Football's resounding road victory over Charleston Southern to claim its sixth league title
No. 4 – Shea Thomas/Jorge Azuero's doubles win to claim the ITA Atlantic Regional title
No. 3 – TBA (released on Dec. 27)
No. 2 – TBA (released on Dec. 30)
No. 1 – TBA (released on Dec. 31)