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Recapping 2009 - Another Banner Season

May 28, 2009
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The Liberty wommen's tennis team posted the most wins in the program's history this past spring.

The Liberty wommen's tennis team posted the most wins in the program's history this past spring.

The Liberty Lady Flames enjoyed another successful season on the tennis courts in 2009, posting a 15-7 overall mark. For the second straight year, the Lady Flames finished second in the Big South Conference standings with a 6-1 record.

Lady Flames Eclipse School Victory Mark
With 15 victories, Liberty set a new standard for wins in the nine-year history of the program. The Lady Flames' 2009 victory total surpasses last season's 13 wins.

Liberty Runs Off Unbeaten Streak
The Lady Flames ran off an 11-match unbeaten streak in 2009. From March 10 through April 16, Liberty did not drop a match. The streak fell one shy of last season's winning skein of 12 games.
Trio of Lady Flames Earn All-Conference Honors
Jordan Jenkins was selected to the Big South all-conference team in both singles and doubles for the second consecutive season, while teammates Hannah Fick and Nadia Solomon-Burgess were named to the all-conferences squad for the first time. Fick was named All-Big South in singles and, along with Jenkins, earned all-conference doubles honors. Solomon-Burgess was selected all-conference in singles.

Fick Goes on Roll
Sophomore Hannah Fick posted a 15-5 singles record this season. The sophomore won 14-straight matches from Feb. 20 through April 16. With the unbeaten span, Fick posted her first double-digit win singles season at Liberty.

Double-Digit Winners Throughout the Line-up
All six members of the Liberty singles line-up recorded double-digit win totals in 2009. Hannah Fick led the way with a 15-5 record, playing mostly at No. 4 singles. First-year Lady Flame Nadia Solomon-Burgess also won 15 contests, posting a 15-7 mark predominantly in the No. 3 spot of head coach Chris Johnson's line-up. In her first season of collegiate tennis, Lais Souza recorded a 13-6 mark playing at spots 2-5 in the Lady Flames line-up.
In each of her first two seasons at Liberty, Jordan Jenkins' singles win total has reached double-digits. Jenkins posted a 12-7 mark in the No. 1 spot for the Lady Flames. Fellow sophomore Stephanie Brown and newcomer Valeriya Klintsevich finished with 11 victories apiece. Brown reached double digits in wins for the second straight year. Klintsevich went 11-5, giving the Lady Flames strong play in the No. 6 spot throughout the season.

Double Delight
The Lady Flames' No. 1 doubles pair of Jordan Jenkins and Hannah Fick posted a 12-1 record, earning all-conference honors. The two sophomores won their first nine contests together. They were complemented by teammates Stephanie Brown and Nadia Solomon-Burgess, who closed the season with a 10-match unbeaten string. Liberty's No. 2 pairing finished the season with a 10-1 record.