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Lady Flames Seeded Fifth For Big South Women's Tennis Championships

April 15, 2007  Charlotte, N.C.  RSS
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Ekaterina Kuznetsova hopes to help the Lady Flames to victory during the 2007 Big South Women's Tennis Championships.

Ekaterina Kuznetsova hopes to help the Lady Flames to victory during the 2007 Big South Women's Tennis Championships.

The Liberty Lady Flames tennis team was seeded fifth for the upcoming Big South Conference Women's Tennis Championship, as released late Saturday by the conference office.

After playing its final conference match on Friday, Liberty concluded Big South play with a 2-5 mark in conference play. The Lady Flames' fifth seed earns them a first round match-up with the High Point Panthers, the No. 4 seed in the Big South. The match will take place Thursday at 11 a.m.

The contest between Liberty and High Point will be a rematch from last year's Big South Tournament, which saw the Lady Flames defeat the Panthers in the opening round to capture the first post-season triumph in program history. During the 2006-07 campaign, High Point and Liberty squared off once, with the Panthers earning a 5-2 win on April 3 in Lynchburg despite wins from Lady Flames' Jonita Randolph and Kathy Waldthausen.

Other tournament seedings saw Winthrop earn the top mark, based on their undefeated record in conference play. The Lady Eagles will take on eighth-seeded UNC Asheville, while the No. 2 seed, Coastal Carolina, will take on the tournament host, the seventh-seeded Lady Highlanders from Radford. Charleston Southern drew the No. 3 seed, and the Lady Buccaneers will open the tournament with a match-up against Birmingham-Southern.

The 2007 Big South Women's Tennis Championships will take place on the campus of Radford University in Radford, Va. The tournament is scheduled to begin with Winthrop taking on UNC Asheville Thursday at 8:30 a.m., and is expected to conclude with the championship match on Saturday at 1 p.m.


Thursday, April 19, 2007
Match 1: 8:30 a.m. - #1 Winthrop vs. #8 UNC Asheville
Match 2: 11:00 a.m. - #4 High Point vs. #5 Liberty
Match 3: 2:00 p.m. - #2 Coastal Carolina vs. #7 Radford
Match 4: 5:00 p.m. - #3 Charleston Southern vs. #6 Birmingham-Southern

Friday, April 20, 2007
Match 5: 10:30 a.m.- Match 1 Winner vs. Winner 2 Match
Match 6: 1:30 p.m.- Match 3 Winner vs. Winner 4 Match

Saturday, April 21, 2007
March 7: 1:00 p.m.- Match 5 Winner vs. Match 6 Winner