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Men's Tennis Posts Solid Weekend
The Flames opened the Friday-Sunday tournament in strong fashion in singles. Seven of the eight Liberty players took their opening-round matches to advance in their respective draws. The Flames went onto place four of their eight players in the quarterfinals of a strong field headed by Old Dominion, who finished last season ranked No. 30 in the country.
Sophomore Chad Simpson and newcomer Louis Steyn both went 2-1 in Flight A singles, to reach the quarterfinals. Lenardo Schujmann also posted a 2-1 mark on the weekend in singles, advancing to the quarterfinals of Flight B. Overall, Liberty went 9-8 in singles on the weekend.
On the doubles side, the pairing of Simpson and Steyn advanced to the quarterfinals of the Flight A doubles draw, winning their first two matches.
Liberty continues its fall schedule by traveling to Charlottesville, Va., this coming weekend for the Virginia State Collegiate Open, Friday-Sunday.