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Randolph and Kuznetsova Shine at Wolfpack Invitational

October 1, 2006
|  Raleigh, N.C.
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Jonita Randolph

Jonita Randolph

Lady Flames' Jonita Randolph and Ekaterina Kuznetsova each won two of three singles matches, highlighting a strong showing by the Liberty women's tennis team at the 2006 Residence Inn North/Wolfpack Invitational this past weekend.

18 teams participated in the three-day event, including six Big South Conference squads.

Randolph opened the tournament Friday afternoon by downing East Carolina's Brooke Walter in three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in Flight A1 singles. On Saturday, she battled Richmond's Beatrice Grasu through three sets, before falling 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in the semifinals.  Sunday, Randolph claimed third place for the flight by defeating Big South Conference opponent, Patricia Coimbra of Winthrop, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

Meanwhile, Kuznetsova continued her successful fall play by finishing second in Flight B4 at the invitational.  Both of her wins came over Big South Conference opponents. In her first match on Friday, the sophomore defeated Charleston Southern's Lina Benkirane, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.  Saturday, Kuznetsova moved into the Flight B4 finals with a straight set 6-4, 6-4 victory over Leslie Smith of UNC Asheville.  In the finals, her run came to a halt when she fell to Samford's Emily White, 6-2, 6-3.

In all, the Lady Flames won 11 of 21 singles matches over the three days with all seven team members, winning at least one match on the weekend.

On the doubles side, Liberty did not fare quite as well. Two of three teams recorded one win on the weekend.

Alll the results from this past weekend are available in microsoft excel by clicking here.

The Lady Flames return to action this weekend by competing at the Elon Fall Tennis Draw, Friday and Saturday.