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Liberty Squares Off Against Presbyterian College on Thursday
The Liberty Flames tennis team continues Big South conference play tomorrow when the Presbyterian Blue Hose come to the Hill City for a 1 p.m. contest at the Hershey-Esbenshade Tennis Courts.
Live stats for tomorrow's match will be available by clicking on the live stats link located on the men's tennis schedule/results page.
Liberty looks to get back on the winning track after dropping its last five matches to fall to 9-6 (2-2 Big South) overall. This past weekend, the Flames were edged by Winthrop, 4-3, before falling to Gardner-Webb, 6-1.
Liberty currently has three players with double-digit singles victories. Shea Thomas paces the group with an 11-4 record, while Siim Tuus and Jorge Azuero have 10-4 and 10-2 marks, respectively. Thomas needs just one more victory to tie the single-season program record for singles wins, set by five other players, including Tuus last season. Tuus sits two wins shy of tying Gincarlo Lemmi's program record for career singles victories.
In doubles contests, Thomas and Egon Samaai have a team-high 10 wins, each of which came in the No. 1 position. Azuero and partner Dillon Segur are second on the squad with nine doubles tallies, coming in the No. 2 spot.
The Flames are 59-30 as a team in singles matches and 27-14 in doubles contests. In Big South tilts, Liberty is 12-12 and 9-3 in singles and doubles tilts, respectively.
Liberty is 4-0 all-time against Presbyterian, winning the four contests by a combined 26-2 score. The Flames have earned three sweeps against the Blue Hose, including last season's 7-0 blanking in Conway S.C.
Presbyterian is 15-7 on the year and 2-1 in Big South matches. In road contests, the Blue Hose are an even 4-4. As a team, Presbyterian is 84-41 (11-7 Big South) in singles matches and 38-24 (6-3 Big South) in doubles tilts.
Gonzalo Asis and Danny Bruce lead the Blue Hose with 15 victories each, while William O'Connell is second on the team with 14 wins. The doubles tandem of Rafael Berghaus and Grayson Mills have a team-high 12 tallies. The No. 1 duo of O'Connell and Andrew Brigham are a close second with 11 doubles victories.
Next up, the Flames will remain at home for their next contest on April 3 versus Campbell. Match time against the Camels is slated for 2 p.m. at the Hershey-Esbenshade Tennis Courts.