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Lady Flames Claim Four Titles at Radford
The Liberty women's tennis team produced a 20-9 record on their way to winning four titles this weekend at the Radford Fall Tournament in Radford, Va.
Jordan Jenkins claimed the Flight A singles title, while freshmen Annisha Domenech and Jessie Boda won singles titles in the C and C-1 flights, respectively. Hannah Fick and Rebekah Jenkins teamed together for the Lady Flames to produce a title-winning duo in Flight B doubles.
In singles play, Jordan Jenkins won her second Flight A singles tournament in as many tries, after claiming the title at last weekend's Mary Washington Kickoff Tournament. Jenkins' wins came in similar fashion to the previous weeks, with her not dropping a singles set during her three matches. After opening the event on Friday with a straight set win over Longwood's Marta Pinol (6-2, 6-2), Jenkins defeated Tea Ivanovic of Virginia Tech by scores of 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to advance into the championship match. Only two sets were needed once again, with Jenkins winning 7-5, 6-2 against Ellie Linsell of Appalachian State to claim the title.
Fellow Flame Domenech produced her own triumph in the Flight C singles bracket. In her opening match on Friday, Domenech dropped Heather Prior of Appalachian State in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. After receiving a default to move to the championship, Domenech claimed the title in convincing fashion, beating Nicole Parker of Longwood, 6-1, 6-0.
Boda picked up the Lady Flames third singles title on the weekend, by capturing the C-1 flight championship. After blanking Longwood's Nasim Moadan 6-0, 6-0, Boda defeated Christina Calott of Appalachian State with straight set scores of 6-3, 6-3 to be the last lady standing in the division.
Fick and Rebekah Jenkins continued their success as a pair after producing a 3-0 record together in the Mary Washington Kickoff Tournament last weekend. The duo's championship weekend started on Friday with a pair of 8-5 wins over the pairs of Ivanovic and Megan Conley of Virginia Tech and Allie Shulman and Parker of Longwood. They would claim their Flight B doubles bracket title after defeating the Appalachian State team of Blakely Bean and Gisela Fernandez, 8-4.
Jordan Jenkins and Cameron Richard also had doubles success, producing a 2-1 record for the event. After dropping their opening match to Radford's Mima Matic and Ivana Tomaic by a score of 8-5, Jenkins and Richard won their next two contests to win the backdraw of the A doubles flight.
The Lady Flames will pick up their rackets once again on Oct. 1 when they compete at the Hokie Invite Tournament in Blacksburg, Va.