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Flames Square off Against Winthrop Tomorrow

April 1, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Flames Square off Against Winthrop Tomorrow

The Liberty men's tennis squad takes to the road tomorrow as the Flames travel to Rock Hill, S.C. to take on the Winthrop Eagles at 1 p.m.

Liberty enters the contest with an 11-8 overall record, including a Big South mark of 4-2. Winthrop boasts an 11-5 record, including a perfect 4-0 in Big South action.

The two squads will meet for the 25th time on the tennis courts. The Eagles lead the all-time series, 23-1. Winthrop downed the Flames in the most recent outing, 5-2, on March 22, 2014 in Lynchburg, Va.

Liberty enters tomorrow's match having most recently defeated Campbell by a score of 4-3 yesterday in Lynchburg, Va. The Flames' victory catapulted them into second place in the Big South standings with a 4-2 conference record, only behind Winthrop. Liberty's victory also notched a perfect 8-0 record at home this season.

Sophomore transfer Sam Matheson paces the Flames with a strong 13-6 singles record on the season. The New Zealand native has also won five consecutive singles matches.

Egon Samaai sits only one game behind Matheson, as the South African junior boasts a 12-7 singles record.

Diego Castano and senior Dillon Segur lead the Flames in doubles play, both tied with a doubles record of 11-8 on the season.

Winthrop enters the contest having dropped its most recent match yesterday in a 5-2 decision at South Carolina State. The Eagles are first in the Big South standings with a perfect 4-0 conference record. In the Eagles most recent conference match on March 22, Winthrop handed Gardner-Webb a 6-1 defeat in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Flames return to action next Wednesday when Liberty travels to Williamsburg, Va. to take on William & Mary at 4 p.m.