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Lady Flames Drop Match at Old Dominion
The Liberty Lady Flames women's tennis team fell for the first time this season, Sunday, dropping a 7-0 decision to the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs, inside the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
Liberty drops to 1-1 on the year. Old Dominion, ranked 52nd in the country, moves to 3-1.
In doubles, Old Dominion took both contested doubles matches. Liberty's No. 1 pairing of Jordan Jenkins and Hannah Fick played a tight contest with Nadine Farhoum and Joanna Dobrowolska,, before dropping the No. 1 match-up, 8-6.
The Lady Monarchs continued their winning ways in singles. The No. 1 singles match feature the No. 21 ranked singles player, Farhoum, and the No. 124 ranked singles player, Jenkins. The Lady Monarch claimed the victory, 6-1, 6-2. Lady Flame Fick came close to forcing a tiebreaking third set in her No. 3 contest with Irina Dementyeva, falling 6-2, 7-6 (4).
Liberty will meet West Virginia in the first of two matches next weekend at the Greenbriar Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The Lady Flames and the Mountaineers will Saturday at 1 p.m.
Old Dominion 7 Liberty 0
1. Nadine Fahoum/Joanna Dobrowolska (ODU) def. Jordan Jenkins/Hannah Fick (LU) 8-6
2. Irina Dementyeva/Ivanova (ODU) def. Nadia Solomon-Burgess/Fabiana Gouveia (LU) 8-3
3. #44 Juliana Pires/Marija Citic (ODU) win by default
1. #21 Fahoum (ODU) def. #124 Jenkins (LU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Dobrowolska (ODU) def. Solomon-Burgess (LU) 6-3, 6-0
3. Dementyeva (ODU) def. Fick (LU) 6-2, 7-6 (4)
4. Ivanova (ODU) def. Thomas (LU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Pires (ODU) def. Gouveia (LU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Citic (ODU) win by default