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Q&A With Shea Thomas

October 31, 2012
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Shea Thomas

The Liberty men's tennis team enters the 2013 season looking to build upon a very successful 2011-12 season. Last season's total of 15 wins marked the program's second highest single-season win total. The Flames racked up 90 singles victories on the year, as five players notched double-digit win totals for the first time since the 1990 season. Liberty returns four players from last season's squad and also welcomes four new players to the team. Throughout the 2012-2013 season, LibertyFlames.com will provide a look at each of the Flames' players.

Junior Shea Thomas finished the 2012 spring season with 10 singles wins and a team-best mark in doubles play of 17-4. Thomas played the majority of his singles and doubles matches in the No. 2 position for the Flames. The California native is coming off a very strong fall season, including a singles and doubles championship at the UVa Fall Classic. At the ITA Atlantic Regional in Charlottesville, Thomas garnered his first seed for the regional tournament and advanced to the round of 32.

From the Head Coach: "We are so proud of Shea! He has been our most improved player the last two years. He has invested a huge amount into his tennis game and into Liberty Tennis as well. After looking at his results this fall, I expect this spring will be a breakout year for Shea."

Off the Court with Shea
What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Philippians 4:13

It is my motto when I go out to the court. There might be better players than me, but through Christ I can still have success when I go out and compete.


What is your favorite restaurant?Olive Garden

My favorite place on campus is …
LaHaye student center


What was the most exciting place you've ever been?Hawaii

Something very few people know about me is …
My 12 and under travel baseball team finished 3rd in the country.


The people I communicate with most often on Facebook are …My teammates Siim Tuus and Dillon Segur   

The most impressive thing about Coach Johnson is …
His ability to create really strong game strategies, which makes matches a lot easier for us as players.


Other than tennis, my favorite sports to play are …Baseball and basketball

My favorite professional sports teams to cheer for are …
San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors


When I have an hour of free time, I like to …Interact with friends on campus

What are your favorite Liberty teams to watch …
Men's basketball, football, and field hockey