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Lady Flames Post 4-3 Win over Long Island
Long Island was forced to default both a singles and doubles match on Tuesday afternoon, as the Liberty women's tennis team claimed a 4-3 win the Blackbirds. The match was being made up after being rained out on Sunday evening.
Liberty ups its record to 3-9 and has won its last two contests. Long Island remains winless on the year at 0-4.
The Lady Flames opened the contest by taking the doubles point, as Long Island defaulted in the No. 3 match. Liberty claimed the No. 2 match, 8-2, with Rebekah Jenkins and Carol Lobel downing Lisa Maas and Nancy Zonneveld to grab a 1-0 advantage.
In singles, the Blackbirds fell behind 2-0, as they defaulted the No. 6 match to Jessie Boda.
Liberty then used a pair of straight-set matches to clinch the team victory. Jenkins outhit Maas, 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 3 match. Annisha Domenech only dropped one game in the No. 5 slot to defeat Brittany Thompson, 6-1, 6-0.
Louwers, the reigning NEC Player and Freshman of the Week, took a win in the lead singles match for Long Island, while Blackbirds also claimed wins in the No. 2 and No. 4 matches. Both of the latter victories came by deciding the final set by 10-point rally scoring.
Liberty's final day of competition in Florida comes tomorrow, with a pair of contests. The Lady Flames open at 10 a.m. against Chicago State and wrap up the evening at 7 p.m. versus Bethune-Cookman.
Liberty 4, Long Island 3
1. Louwers/Blessington (LIU) def. Richard/Yang (LU), 8-6
2. Jenkins/Lobel (LU) def. Maas/Zonneveld (LIU), 8-2
3. Domenech/Boda (LU) win by default
1. Louwers (LIU) def. Richard (LU), 6-4, 6-2
2. Blessington (LIU) def. Yang (LU), 6-0, 6-7 (4), 10-2
3. Jenkins (LU) def. Maas (LIU), 6-1, 6-3
4. Zonneveld (LIU) def. Lobel (LU), 6-3, 1-6, 10-4
5. Domenech (LU) def. Thompson (LIU), 6-1, 6-0
6. Boda (LU) wins by default