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Lady Flames Seeded 6th for Women's Tennis Championships
After recording a 4-4 record in Big South play, the Liberty women's tennis team has received the No. 6 seed for the upcoming Big South Women's Tennis Championships, where they will face No. 3 Coastal Carolina in the opening round. The championships begin Thursday, April 19 in Asheville, N.C.
The conference office announced the seeds late Saturday evening, after teams completed their conference schedules. Winthrop completed their Big South slate unbeaten (8-0) to take the top seed, while Charleston Southern (7-1) and Coastal Carolina (6-2) took the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds.
For the second straight year, Liberty found itself in a three-way tie, as the Lady Flames, Radford and Gardner-Webb all posted 4-4 marks in conference play. Through the tiebreaker procedure, Radford claimed the No. 4 seed, Gardner-Webb the No. 5 seed and Liberty the No. 6 seed.
Cambell (2-7) and 2012 Championship hosts UNC Asheville (0-8) round out the seeds at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively.
Liberty's contest with Coastal Carolina will take place on Thursday, no earlier than 3:30 p.m.
The tournament will culminate on Saturday, April 21 with the championship match to determine the Big South's automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament.
2012 Big South Women's Tennis Championship Tournament Schedule:
Thursday, April 19 – Asheville, N.C.
Match 1: No. 1 Winthrop vs. No. 8 UNC Asheville, 8:30am ET
Match 2: No. 4 Radford vs. No. 5 Gardner-Webb, not before 10:30am ET
Match 3: No. 2 Charleston Southern vs. No. 7 Campbell, 1:30pm ET
Match 4: No. 3 Coastal Carolina vs. No. 6 Liberty, not before 3:30pm ET
Friday, April 20 (semifinals) – Asheville, N.C.
Match 5: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner, 10:00am ET
Match 6: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner, 1:00pm ET
Saturday, April 21 (Finals) – Asheville N.C.
Match 7: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner, 9:00am ET