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Women's Tennis Rebounds with 6-1 Win in Charlotte

February 27, 2011
|  Charlotte, N.C.
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Cameron Richard picked up a straight-set victory for the Lady Flames in the No. 2 position, Sunday, against Charlotte.

The Lady Flames gained an early edge by securing the doubles point against Charlotte, Sunday afternoon, then won five of the six singles matches for their 6-1 victory.

Liberty's road win levels its record to 4-4 this season, while Charlotte drops to 7-5 overall.

The Lady Flames began the afternoon by claiming the doubles point. The junior-freshman combination of Carol Lobel and Alexandra Sheeran defeated Emmanuelle Briant and Iveta Guneva, 8-3, in the No. 2 spot. Meanwhile, Hannah Fick and Rebekah Jenkins took down Anna Ekelund and Gabi Vergara, 8-6, at the No. 3 position, giving Liberty the 1-0 lead in the match.

In singles play, the Lady Flames overpowered Charlotte, winning five of the six matches in straight sets.

Jordan Jenkins had one of the closest Lady Flames victories, facing Alexandra Zinn in the No. 1 spot. Jenkins still took the match in two sets, however, 6-4, 7-5 to notch her fifth singles win on the year.

Freshmen Cameron Richard and Sheeran took care of the Lady 49ers' No. 2 and No. 3 players easily, as both Lady Flames won with sets of 6-2, 6-1. Richard downed Andrea Rivera, while Sheeran defeated Vergara.

Lobel won her fifth singles match for the season as well, taking down Briant, 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 4 match up.

Freshman Annisha Domenech held down the No. 6 spot in the Lady Flames' line up, defeating Guneva, and snapping the sophomore's 13-match singles win streak in the process.

After opening with eight road contests, the Lady Flames have their first home match of the season on Tuesday afternoon when they welcome East Carolina to Liberty Mountain. The match is slated for a 1 p.m. start.

Liberty 6, Charlotte 1
DOUBLES:
1. Zinn/Rivera (Cha) def. J. Jenkins/Richard (LU) 8-6
2. Lobel/Sheeran (LU) def. Briant/Guneva (Cha) 8-3
3. Fick/R. Jenkins (LU) def. Ekelund/Vergara (Cha) 8-6

SINGLES:
1. J. Jenkins (LU) def. Zinn (Cha) 6-4, 7-5
2. Richard (LU) def. Rivera (Cha) 6-2, 6-1
3. Sheeran (LU) def. Vergara (Cha) 6-2, 6-1
4. Lobel (LU) def. Briant (Cha) 6-3, 6-3
5. Ekelund (Cha) def. R. Jenkins (LU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Domenech (LU) def. Guneva (Cha) 6-1, 6-4