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Flames Fall to Longwood in Outdoor Home Opener

March 8, 2007  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Sebastian Pena

Sebastian Pena

The Liberty Flames men's tennis team, playing their first outdoor home match of the season at the Hershey-Eshbenshade Courts, was defeated by Longwood 6-1 Thursday afternoon.

Singles competition featured Longwood's Carlos Garcia de Andoain winning at No. 1, defeating Liberty's Jarda Trojan in a tightly contested, three-set match. The Flames' Juan Reyes also dropped a three-set affair at No. 5 singles. Longwood won five of the six singles matches contested. Liberty's Fabricio Picanco was the Flames' lone winner on the afternoon with a straight-set victory at No. 6.

In doubles play, Longwood won all three matches contested to capture the point.

The Flames' record now stands at 3-4 on the campaign, and their schedule will continue on Saturday as they travel to Boiling Springs, N.C., to play the Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb. Match time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

1. Carlos Garcia de Andoain/David Cardoso (LWD) def. Jarda Trojan/Chad Simpson (LU) – 8-4
2. Brandon Lindsley/Billy Heird (LWD) def. Fabricio Picanco/Luis Olivera (LU) – 8-6
3. Jon Bair/Mani Barajas-Alexander def. Sebastian Pena/Juan Reyes (LU) – 8-6

1. Carlos Garcia de Andoain (LWD) def. Jarda Trojan (LU) – 6-0, 2-6, 7-5
2. David Cardoso (LWD) def. Sebastian Pena (LU) – 6-3, 6-3
3. Brandon Lindsley (LWD) def. Luis Olivera (LU) – 6-4, 6-3
4. Billy Heird (LWD) def. Chad Simpson (LU) – 6-2, 6-1
5. Austin Brawley (LWD) def. Juan Reyes (LU) – 6-7, 6-3, 10-5
6. Fabricio Picanco (LU) def. Jon Bair (LWD) – 6-4, 6-4