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Liberty Set to Take Part in UVa Fall Classic

October 4, 2012
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Shea Thomas

The Liberty Flames men's tennis team travels to Charlottesville, Va. this weekend to compete in the 11th annual UVa Fall Classic.

The Flames will be one of 17 different schools represented at this weekend's event, which will be held at the Snyder Tennis Center. Joining Liberty and the host Cavaliers will be players from Binghamton, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, East Tennessee State, George Washington, James Madison, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina Wesleyan, Penn State, Richmond, VCU, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and William & Mary.

First and second rounds of singles action will both take place on Friday. The first wave of singles matches will begin at 9 a.m. Liberty's Guillem Secanell will battle John Karle of Coastal Carolina, Josiah Boda takes on Zack Lewis of the College of Charleston and Dillon Segur also plays against a College of Charleston opponent, Sebastian Lopez.

At 10:15 a.m., the Flames' Jorge Azuero competes against VCU's Michal Voscek. Egon Samaii's match against Ryan Pool of James Madison begins shortly after, at 10:30 a.m.

Shea Thomas and Sergio Mourelo both will play for Liberty, beginning at noon. Thomas will take on Jannick Tash of Morgan State, while Mourelo is pitted against Jonny Carnish of the host Cavaliers.

Siim Tuus, playing as the No. 1 seed in the Red bracket, is slated to battle Evan Ward of Morgan State at 12:15 p.m.

The first round of doubles competition will round out the day on Friday. At 6:30 p.m., Segur and Secanell play against Hunter Koontz and Aaron Gomez of Virginia Tech, while Mourelo and Boda take on Carnish and Ryan Shane of Virginia. Thomas and Samaai go up against the James Madison duo of Maxi Branth and Bastian Russo, also at 6:30 p.m. Tuus and Azuero, seeded No. 2 in the Red bracket, go head-to-head with Tash and Duk Young Park of Morgan State.

Saturday's schedule begins with one round of singles, followed by the final two rounds of doubles play. The tournament concludes on Sunday with the final round of singles action.