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Flames Quartet Takes Part in UVA Classic
The classic's field featured several nationally-ranked players and top teams from around the nation.
Simpson finished as the runner-up in the Flight E bracket. The senior came back from a set down in his first match of the tournament to defeat Taylor Boney of Nebraska, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Simpson followed the three-set victory with a straight-set decision over Eastern Kentucky's Carles Pons Escanilla, 6-4, 6-4. In the bracket's final, Simpson's run came to an end, as the senior fell 6-3, 7-5 to Binghamton's Alexandre Haggai.
Simpson also paired with another Liberty senior , Steyn, to finish third in the Flight C Doubles bracket. The combination began the tournament by advancing with a tight 9-8 decision over Jared Robinson and Greg Vladimirsky of James Madison. After falling to Haggai and Rueben Devos, 8-2, Simpson and Steyn took the third-place match, 8-2 from fellow Big South duo, Paul Boslet and Brett Cromwell of Radford.
The Liberty men's tennis team continues its fall tournament schedule this weekend by traveling to Fredericksburg, Va., for the Mary Washington Tournament. The two-day event get underway on Friday.