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Lady Flames Tennis Defeated by UNC Wilmington

February 17, 2007  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Jonita Randolph

Jonita Randolph

The Liberty women's tennis team suffered its first defeat of the season Saturday night, as the Lady Flames lost, 5-2, to the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, in a match contested at the Sports Racket.

The Seahawks got off to a quick start, winning the doubles point by capturing all three of the matches contested. On the singles side, the Lady Flames defeated the Seahawks in a pair of matches, as Jonita Randolph and Ekaterina Kuznetsova won at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. With the victories, Randolph and Kuznetsova have each begun the season with three-consecutive singles wins. On this night however, UNC Wilmington controlled the remainder of the match, clinching its victory with a win at No. 5 singles.

With the loss, homestanding Liberty falls to 2-1, while UNC Wilmington improves its record to 6-2. The Lady Flames will return to action on Feb. 28, as they travel to Buies Creek, N.C., to face Campbell University. Match time is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

1. Priscilla Roberts/Molly Molony (UNCW) def. Jonita Randolph/Martyna Hanusz (LU) 8-7
2. Kayla Schwenk/Lauren Isenhour (UNCW) def. Ekaterina Kuznetsova/Kathy Waldthausen (LU) 8-2
3. Hartley Collins/Cassie Martin (UNCW) def. Livia Branco/Daniela Dimas (LU) 8-2

1. Jonita Randolph (LU) def. Molly Molony (UNCW) 6-3, 7-5
2. Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) def. Priscilla Roberts (UNCW) 7-5, 6-4
3. Kayla Schwenk (UNCW) def. Kathy Waldthausen (LU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Lauren Isenhour (UNCW) def. Martyna Hanusz (LU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Cassie Martin (UNCW) def. Daniela Dimas (LU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Hartley Collins (UNCW) def. Livia Branco (LU) 6-0, 3-6, (10-3)