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Liberty Sweeps Aggies for Fifth Straight Win
The win, Liberty's fourth shutout of the 2009 spring season, raises the Lady Flames' mark to 9-6, thanks to five wins in a row for the program. The loss sets the Aggies back to 5-13, after suffering their third-consecutive loss.
The Lady Flames left little doubt the squad was prepared for the match, setting the tone early by dropping just one game in three doubles matches.
Jordan Jenkins and Hannah Fick opened the afternoon tennis match with an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles over Winnie Quikc and Jaymee Jones, leaving the tandem unbeaten at 6-0 this year.
Stephanie Brown and Nadia Solomon-Burgess kept things rolling for Liberty, shutting out Azeib Nigatu and Danielle McCaskill, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles.
Lais Souza and Valeriya Klintsevich completed the dominate doubles' run moving with an 8-0 victory over Shondra Redfern and Nina Henry at No. 3 doubles, sealing the doubles sweep in the pair's second trip out onto the court together this season.
Liberty continued to control the pace of play when the focus shifted to the singles matches, as Jenkins moved to 8-4 at No. 1 singles this year with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jones.
Brown received the toughest test of any Lady Flames during their singles matchups; however, the Niceville, Fla., native still rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 straight sets victory over Quick at No. 2.
Solomon-Burgess matched Jenkins' dominance, as the sophomore blanked Redfern, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles to move to 6-2 this year in the third spot of head coach Chris Johnson's singles lineup.
Souza remained unbeaten at No. 4 singles this year, moving to 4-0, with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Nigatu.
The Lady Flames also picked up wins in the final two singles matches, as Klintsevich won a 6-1, 6-2 win over Henry at No. 5 singles.
Katie Laderer closed out the match against the Aggies by capturing her second win in a row, downing McCaskil, 6-1, 6-1, to complete the team shutout for the Lady Flames.
The Lady Flames will close out the month of March on Tuesday, when Liberty will look to eclipse the 10-win mark for the second-straight season in a non-conference matchup at Longwood. The quest for the doubles' point will begin at 2:30 p.m.