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Lady Flames Roll Past Mary Washington For First Victory Of Season
The Liberty Lady Flames won eight of the nine matches contested on the evening in picking up their first win of the season, downing the Mary Washington Eagles, 6-1, Saturday night, indoors at the Sports Racket.
The Lady Flames opened the night by sweeping all three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. Dina Senkina (So. Moscow, Russia) and Ekaterina Kuznetsova (Fr., Krasnogorsk, Russia) defeated the Eagles' Katie Miglin and Natalia Fugate, 8-3, in #1 doubles, while Jonita Randolph (Jr., Townville, S.C.) and Martyna Hanusz (So., Stalowa Wola, Poland) recorded an 8-4 victory over Rebecca Morse-Karzen and Kelsey Mansmann in the #2 doubles match. Erica Fredstrom (Fr., Grand Forks, N.D.) and Livia Branco (Fr., Sao Paulo, Brazil) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-4 win in #3 doubles.
In singles, Liberty took five of six matches for the team victory. Randolph at #1, Senkina at #2 and Kuznetsova at #3, all posted two-set wins. Hanuzs at #4 would be extended to three sets, before defeating Mary Washington's Katherine Malpeli, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, while teammate Fredstrom took her match at #5 singles in a tiebreaker, 5-7, 7-5 (10-4), over the Eagles' Gayle Smith.
With the victory, Liberty is now 1-2 on the season, while Mary Washington falls 2-2.
The Lady Flames next host George Washington indoors this coming Saturday at the Sports Racket. Match time is set for 6:30 p.m.
Dina Senkina/Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) def. Katie Miglin/Natalia Fugate (UMW) 8-4
Jonita Randolph/Martyna Hanusz (LU) def Rebecca Morse-Karzen/Kelsey Mansmann (UMW) 8-4
Erica Fredstrom/Livia Branco (LU) def. Stephanie Kurti/Gayle Smith (UMW) 8-4
Jonita Randolph (LU) def. Katie Miglin (UMW) 6-1, 6-3
Dina Senkina (LU) def. Natalia Fugate (UMW) 6-4, 6-1
Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) def. Stephanie Kurti (UMW) 6-2, 6-2
Martyna Hanusz (LU) def. Katherine Malpeli (UMW) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Erica Fredstrom (LU) def. Gayle Smith (UMW) 5-7, 7-5 (10-4)
Livia Branco (LU) def. Amy Sheetz (UMW) 6-0, 6-1