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Women's Tennis to Wrap up Week at Home
The Liberty women's tennis team will conclude a busy spring break stretch with two more matches this week. En route back to Lynchburg, the Lady Flames will play a rescheduled Big South contest with Charleston Southern on Friday at 10 a.m. The team then concludes the week with their fourth match in five days, hosting Hampton at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Liberty's Hershey Tennis Courts.
Liberty has won its last three matches, pulling its record up to 4-9 for 2012. Two of the squad's wins were shutouts, as the team blanked both Coker (9-0) and Chicago State (7-0). Those wins bookend a 4-3 victory over Long Island.
Annisha Domenech and Rebekah Jenkins have each recorded 3-0 singles marks in the team's three-match win streak. Domenech stands at 3-1 on the year, while Jenkins' victories bring her to five singles wins this spring.
Three Lady Flames have recorded 3-0 doubles marks for the week. Jenkins and senior Carol Lobel paired together for a 2-0 mark, while Jenkins teamed with Alexandra Sheeran for her other win. Lobel's third victory came with sophomore Jessie Boda, who added two more doubles wins with partners Domenech and Nicola Wellman.
Charleston Southern owns a 7-1 record as it prepares to host Liberty, Friday. All seven of the Buccaneers' wins have come at home, with their sole loss taking place at North Florida, a 4-3 setback. CSU is 1-0 in Big South play, downing Radford by a 4-3 margin.
Olga Makhova has led the Bucs from the lead singles position, posting a 5-2 mark this year. The middle of CSU's lineup has been strong, with the No. 3-No. 5 slots combining for a 21-2 singles record. Yvonne Hubler and Marija Dzakovic are each 7-1 at No. 3 and No. 4, while Alexandra Walters is 7-0 in No. 5 matches.
Hubler and Walters have paced the team in doubles victories, owning a 4-2 record at the No. 2 position.
Liberty then returns to Lynchburg, hosting Hampton for a 1:30 p.m. contest on Saturday. The Pirates are 3-5 this season and are coming off a 7-0 victory over Coppin State. The team's other victories have come over Virginia State (7-0) and Norfolk State (5-2).
Both Liberty and Hampton have faced Longwood this season, with the Lady Flames claiming a 4-3 win, and the Pirates being blanked, 7-0.