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Liberty Falls in First Conference Match
The Liberty Flames dropped a 6-1 decision to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, Saturday, in their first Big South Conference match of the season.
Host Coastal Carolina captured the doubles point, with wins in the No. 1 and No. 2 match-ups. Liberty's Giancarlo Lemmi and Chad Simpson won at the No. 3 spot over Coastal Carolina's Plamen Tzvetkov and Dmitry Vlaskin, 9-8. The Flames' duo has won five out of its seven contests this spring.
The Chanticleers claimed the match with wins in five of the six singles contests. Tristan Stayt defeated Ernesto Ramos, 6-3, 6-2, for the lone Liberty singles victory.
Liberty falls to 3-6 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Coastal Carolina moves to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in conference action.
The Flames head south for their Spring Break Tournament, which begins Tuesday. Liberty will meet Fairfield, Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla.
CCU 6 LU 1
1. GORDON, Matt (COASTAL) def. TUUS, Siim (LIBERTY) 6-2, 6-0
2. STAYT, Tristan (LIBERTY) def. RAMOS, Ernesto (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-2
3. VLASKIN, Dmitry (COASTAL) def. LEMMI, Giancarlo (LIBERTY) 6-3, 6-3
4. FUNKHOUSER, Alex (COASTAL) def. SIMPSON, Chad (LIBERTY) 6-3, 6-4
5. TZVETKOV, Plamen (COASTAL) def. WIRTH, Benjamin (LIBERTY) 7-5, 6-1
6. SOVIC, Dorian (COASTAL) def. STEYN, Louis (LIBERTY) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
1. GORDON, Matt/BILLINGHAM, Peter (COASTAL) def. STAYT, Tristan/TUUS, Siim (LIBERTY) 8-6
2. RAMOS, Ernesto/FUNKHOUSER, Alex (COASTAL) def. WIRTH, Benjamin/STEYN, Louis (LIBERTY) 8-5
3. SIMPSON, Chad/LEMMI, Giancarlo (LIBERTY) def. TZVETKOV, Plamen/VLASKIN, Dmitry (COASTAL) 9-8