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Lady Flames Roll Past Presbyterian College, 6-1

March 30, 2014  Clinton, S.C.  RSS
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Brittany Yang notched wins in both doubles and singles play on Sunday afternoon against Presbyterian College.

Brittany Yang notched wins in both doubles and singles play on Sunday afternoon against Presbyterian College.

The Liberty women's tennis team collected its second Big South Conference win of the weekend, defeating the Presbyterian College Blue Hose, 6-1, this afternoon at the Templeton Tennis Courts.

With the victory, the Lady Flames' third in their last four matches, Liberty improves to 10-8 on the season and 5-2 in league contests. Presbyterian College falls to 8-12-1 overall and remains winless in Big South play at 0-6.

For the second straight match, Liberty swept through doubles play to take an early 1-0 lead. In the No. 1 position, Rebekah Jenkins and Maria Khval ousted Greer Ransom and Courtney Gardiner, 8-3, for their eighth win of the season.

Brittany Yang and Belen Rivera improved to a team-best 8-3 with a dominating 8-2 win against Patricia Alves and Kayla Stanford, at No. 2.

In the No. 3 spot, Cameron Richard and Brittany Yang remained unbeaten in conference with an 8-6 defeat of Caroline deLoach and Caroline Ferrari to complete the sweep.

Liberty quickly sealed the win with three straight wins to open singles play. Jenkins breezed past Ferrari, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3, before Khval posted her 11th victory of the year with a 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Gardiner in the No. 4 spot. Mariely Hassey delivered the clinching point with a 6-2, 6-3 straight-set win against deLoach, at No. 5.

The Lady Flames' Lauren Mabe extended Liberty's lead to 5-0 with a strong, 6-2, 6-4, win in the No. 6 position against Lucia Leahy.

After Alves ousted Rivera in three sets in the No. 2 spot, Yang closed the contest with a come-from-behind win in the top position. Yang matched Khval and Nicola Wellman's team-leading 11 wins with a 4-6, 7-6, 10-7, defeat of Ransom.

"It was extremely windy today, so we had the opportunity to fight through adversity and find a way to win when it's hard to play our best," stated Liberty head coach Jeff Maren. "Our goal today was to excel with our effort and our attitude. I believe we did pretty well in these areas."

The Lady Flames' next match is on Wednesday at Big South foe Radford. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Liberty 6, Presbyterian College 1
1. Rebekah Jenkins/Maria Khval (LU) def. Greer Ransom/Courtney Gardiner (PC), 8-3
2. Brittany Yang/Belen Rivera (LU) def. Patricia Alves/Kayla Stanford (PC), 8-2
3. Cameron Richard/Valerie Thong (LU) def. Caroline deLoach/Caroline Ferrari (PC), 8-6

1. Brittany Yang (LU) def. Greer Ransom (PC), 4-6, 7-6, 10-7
2. Patricia Alves (PC) def. Belen Rivera (LU), 4-6, 6-3, 10-1
3. Rebekah Jenkins (LU) def. Caroline Ferrari (PC), 6-1, 6-1
4. Maria Khval (LU) def. Courtney Gardiner (PC), 6-1, 6-2
5. Mariely Hassey (LU) def. Caroline deLoach (PC), 6-2, 6-3
6. Lauren Mabe (LU) def. Lucia Leahy (PC), 6-2, 6-4