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Lady Flames Down George Washington To Even Season Record
For the second week in a row, the Liberty Lady Flames used strong singles play to defeat the George Washington Colonials, 6-1, Saturday night, indoors at the Sports Racket and even their season mark at 2-2.
The Lady Flames opened the night by winning the doubles point. Jonita Randolph (Jr., Townsville, S.C.) and Martyna Hanusz (So., Stalowa Wola, Poland) combined to win at #2 doubles, 8-1 over George Washington's Mara Frisch and Madhuri Jha. Livia Branco (Fr., Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Erica Fredstrom (Grand Forks, N.D.) then claimed the doubles point for Liberty by taking a close match at #3 doubles from the Colonials' pair of Rachel Honig and Leah Woodard in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (7-4).
In singles for the second week in a row, Liberty took five of the six matches for the team victory. Randolph at #1, Ekaterina Kuznetsova (Fr., Krasnogorsk, Russia) at #3, Fredstrom at #5 and Branco at #6, all posted two-set wins. Dina Senkina (Fr., Moscow, Russia) was extended to three sets in her victory in #2 singles over the Colonials' Tracy Stecko, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
With their second consecutive victory, the Lady Flames move to 2-2 on the season, while George Washington falls 2-3.
The Lady Flames next host Virginia Intermont, Wednesday afternoon at the Esbenshade-Hershey Tennis Courts. Match time is set for 1 p.m.
1. Kendall Swenson/Tracy Stecko (GW) def. Dina Senkina/Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) 8-5
2. Jonita Randolph/Martyna Hanusz (LU) def. Mara Frisch/Madhuri Jha (GW) 8-1
3. Livia Branco/Erica Fredstrom (LU) def. Rachel Honig/Leah Woodard (GW) 8-7 (7-4)
1. Jonita Randolph (LU) def Kendall Swenson (GW) 7-5, 6-0
2. Dina Senkina (LU) def. Tracy Stecko (GW) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
3. Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) def. Madhuri Jha (GW) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
4. Mara Frisch (GW) def. Martyna Hansz (LU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
5. Erica Fredstrom (LU) defeated Rachel Honig (GW) 6-3, 6-2
6. Livia Branco (LU) def Leah Woodard (GW) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5