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Flames Begin Fall Season at Mary Washington Tennis Kickoff Classic

September 9, 2006
|  Fredericksburg, Va.
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Sebastian Pena

Sebastian Pena

Liberty doubles teams had solid performances as the Flames men's tennis teams opened their 2006 fall schedule Friday and Saturday at the University of Mary Washington Kickoff Classic.
 
Returners Jarda Trojan and Sebastian Pena teamed together to win two of three Flight #1 doubles matches over the two days.  Trojan and Pena opened with 9-7 victory over Mary Washington's John James and Randy Loden on Friday, while later being edged by Bobby McNally and Matt Stillwagon of Richmond, 7-5.  The pair then defeated the Longwood duo of Carlos Garcia de Andaoain and Brandon Lindsley, Saturday, 8-2.
 
Also having a successful weekend was the pairing of newcomers, Chad Simpson and Luis Olivera.  The two dropped their first Flight #2 doubles match, Friday, to Richmond's Doug Banker and Matt Farina, 8-5, but came back in their second match of the day to beat Longwood's Rashko Patnikov and John Bair, 8-4.  On Saturday, they picked up their second victory of the weekend, downing Evan Goff and John Pollack of Mary Washington, 8-6.
 
In singles, Pena, Simpson and Olivera each had won one match on the weekend.

Results for the entire weekend are available by clicking on the Box Score link at the top of this story.
 
The men will continue their fall tournament schedule next weekend by competing in the Old Dominion Fall Tournament in Norfolk, Va.  The three-day event gets underway on Friday and runs throughout the weekend.