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Women's Tennis Cruises Past Pirates, 7-0
The Liberty women's tennis team cruised through its Saturday contest against Hampton, downing the Pirates, 7-0, at the Hershey Tennis Courts.
Liberty wins for the fourth time in five contests, to up its record to 5-10. Hampton drops to 3-6 with the loss.
The homestanding Lady Flames swept through doubles play, taking each match commandingly. Cameron Richard and Brittany Yang blanked Melanie Scott and Tabita Daolio, 8-0 in the lead match. Nicola Wellman and Alexandra Sheeran earned the win in the No. 2 slot, 8-2, over Barenese Myers and Maria Ycaza. Finally, Carol Lobel and Jessie Boda took down Calisia Reid and Danielle Butler, 8-1, in the No. 3 contest.
Just as swiftly as Liberty won the doubles point, they claimed each of the six singles contests in straight sets.
Sophomores Sheeran and Richard led strong in the No. 1 and No. 2 matches winning with scores of 6-0, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-1, respectively. Sheeran downed Reid, while Richard outhit Myers.
Head Coach Chris Johnson featured a pair of freshmen in the middle of the lineup, as Yang and Wellman added two more team points for Liberty. Yang defeated Ycaza, 6-0, 6-4, while Wellman downed Butler, 6-2, 6-0.
In the final two slots, Lobel knocked off Daolio, 6-2, 6-0, while Annisha Domenech defeated Renee Henry, 6-0, 6-2.
Liberty has a week away from competition, with its next matchup taking place on March 25 against Presbyterian College. The Big South matchup is slated for a 1 p.m. start in Clinton, S.C.
Liberty 7, Hampton 0
1. Richard/Yang (LU) def. Scott/Daolio (HU), 8-0
2. Wellman/Sheeran (LU) def. Myers/Ycaza (HU), 8-2
3. Lobel/Boda (LU) def. Reid/Butler (HU), 8-1
1. Sheeran (LU) def. Reid (HU), 6-0, 6-0
2. Richard (LU) def. Myers (HU), 6-2, 6-1
3. Yang (LU) def. Ycaza (HU), 6-0, 6-4
4. Wellman (LU) def. Butler (HU), 6-2, 6-0
5. Lobel (LU) def. Daolio (HU), 6-2, 6-0
6. Domenech (LU) def. Henry (HU), 6-0, 6-2