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Women's Tennis Wraps Up Fall Schedule

November 6, 2011
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Carol Lobel posted a total of five victories over the weekend, three with teammate Nicola Wellman and two in singles play.

Hokie Fall Invitational Brackets

The Liberty women's tennis team completed its fall tournament schedule this weekend at the Hokie Fall Invitational, which was contested at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Va.

Doubles play highlighted the event, as two Liberty duos posted multiple victories.  Sophomores Rebekah Jenkins and Cameron Richard won a pair of matches in the Flight A draw, while senior Carol Lobel and freshman Nicola Wellman competed in the Flight B draw, earning three victories.

In singles play, Lobel, Wellman and Jessie Boda each posted 2-2 records.

Jenkins and Richard opened the event with an 8-5 win over Big South opponents, Petra Dajevic and Mia Drobnjak of Radford.  After a pair of default matches, the Lady Flame pair finished the weekend with a win over Wofford's Othilia Lindqvist and Julia Paulson, 9-7.

Lobel and Wellman dropped their opening match, 8-4 to Lindsay Dvorak and Hila Elster of Tulane.  The senior-freshman pair then rolled off three consecutive victories, to win the consolation draw.  Their closest match came against Wofford's Emily Przystawski and Lucy Schermerhorn, an 8-6 victory.  The duo wrapped up the backdraw with 8-2 and 8-3 victories, defeating UMBC's Isabel Aldunate and Heidi Danielsson and Elon's Briana Berne and Katy Canada.

Wellman also had success in her Flight C singles draw, posting a pair of victories in the championship side of the bracket.  The Spring Hill, Fla., native began with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Kynaky Hadji of UMBC.  Wellman then defeated Tulane's Elster, 6-4, 6-2, before falling to opponents from Virginia Tech and East Tennessee State.

Lobel, competing in the Flight B singles draw, dropped her opening match against Karina Kedzo of East Tennessee State, then posted a pair of victories in the backdraw.  The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, native knocked off Othilia Lindqvist, 7-5, 6-2 for her first victory.  Next, Lobel defeated Aldunate of UMBC, 7-6 (4), 7-5.  In the consolation final, Lobel fell in an eight-point breaker set to Radford's Hannah Crawford, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 1-0 (8).

Boda's pair of victories came in the Flight D singles draw.  After dropping her opening two matches, the sophomore defeated Radford's Sara Tegner, 6-2, 6-0 and Tulane's Emily Dvorak, 6-1, 6-4.
With the fall season complete, the Lady Flames will begin to prepare for their spring schedule.  Last year,

Liberty finished the spring with a 15-7 mark and a 6-1 Big South record, leading to the program's first conference regular season title.