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Flames Pick Up Win Over UNC Asheville

April 12, 2008
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Sebastian Pena earned a victory in No.2 singles during Liberty's Senior Day.

Sebastian Pena earned a victory in No.2 singles during Liberty's Senior Day.

The Liberty men's tennis team hosted UNC Asheville on Saturday, taking the match 5-2.

In doubles action, Liberty took two of the three contests to earn the point. After being down two games in No. 2 doubles, Liberty's Jarda Trojan and Leandro Schujmann rallied to win the match, 8-6. Chad Simpson and Juan Reyes captured the point for the Flames, defeating Asheville's No. 3 doubles tandem, 8-2.

Success continued in singles play, as Sebastian Pena defeated Asheville's Tyler Begg in No. 2 sinlges, 6-2, 6-4. In No. 3 singles, Trojan forced the match into a third set, eventually taking the contest 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-3. Schujmann earned a straight set win in No. 5 singles, beating Asheville's Nicholas Thuell, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. Juan Reyes capped off the evening for the Flames, winning No. 6 singles in three sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0.

With the solid win, the Flames conclude the regular season with a make-up match with Winthrop Sunday afternoon at Eshbenshade-Hershey Tennis Courts.  Match time is 12:30 p.m. 

Liberty 5, Asheville 2

DOUBLES
1. Mauricio Correa/Joseph May (UNCA) d. Sebastian Pena/Rafael Riso (LU) 8-2
2. Jarda Trojan/Leandro Schujmann (LU) d. Tyler Begg/Nathan White (UNCA) 8-6
3. Chad Simpson/Juan Reyes (LU) d. Nicholas Thuell/Damien Snare (UNCA) 8-2

SINGLES
1. Mauricio Correa (UNCA) d. Chad Simpson (LU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Sebastian Pena (LU) d. Tyler Begg (UNCA) 6-2, 6-4
3. Jarda Trojan (LU) d. Joseph May (UNCA) 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-3
4. Damien Snare (UNCA) d. Rafael Riso (LU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Leandro Schujmann (LU) d. Nicholas Thuell (UNCA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
6. Juan Reyes (LU) d. Nathan White (UNCA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0