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Lady Flames Fall In Season Opener to UNCG Greensboro
Despite singles victories by Dina Senkina and Katerina Kuznetsova, the Liberty Lady Flames dropped a 5-2 decision to the UNC Greensboro Spartans, Saturday night, indoors at the Sports Racket.
Senkina (Fr., Moscow, Russia) defeated UNC Greenboro's Emily Wade 6-3, 6-4 in #2 singles in her first team match for the Lady Flames. Kuznetsova (Fr., Krasnogorsk, Russia), also playing in her first team match for Liberty, scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over UNC Greenboro's Whitney Miles.
In doubles, Lady Flames Jonita Randolph (Jr., Townsville, S.C.) and Martyna Hanusz (So., Stalowa Wola, Poland) teamed for an 8-6 win over UNC Greensboro's Erica Zabkas and Miles in #2 doubles. Senkina and Kuznetsova were edged by Lisa Suggs and Wade, 9-8 (7-4), as their #1 doubles match went to a tiebreaker.
Liberty falls to 0-1 overall, while UNC Greensboro evens its record at 2-2.
The Lady Flames next travel to Davidson, N.C. on February 18 for a match with Davidson. Match time is set for 2 p.m.
Lisa Suggs (UNCG) def. Jonita Randolph 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Dina Senkina (LU) def. Emily Wade (UNCG) 6-3, 6-4
Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) def. Whitney Miles (UNCG) 6-2, 6-3
Erica Zabkar (UNCG) def. Martyna Hanusz (LU) 6-2, 6-2
Lourdes Moran (UNCG) def. Livia Branco (LU) 6-1, 6-1
Sophie Rychlik (UNCG) won by default.
Suggs/Wade (UNCG) def. Senkina/ Kuznetsova (LU) 9-8 (10-5)
Randolph/Hanusz (L) def. Miles/Zabkar (UNCG) 8-5
Sarah Templeton/Rychlik (UNCG) won by default.