The Liberty men's tennis squad earned a 7-0 victory over The Citadel on Sunday to conclude the Flames' three-match series in Florida.
With the win, Liberty improves to 4-5 on the year while the Bulldogs fall to 7-9 and 0-8 against Division I opponents this season.
The Flames eased past The Citadel for the doubles point. Sam Matheson and Egon Samaai picked up a 6-1 victory over Artemie Amari and Nicholas Bradley from the No. 1 doubles position.
Sophomore duo David Bush and Diego Castano clinched the doubles point for the red and blue after defeating Jackson Pride and Connor Grady, 6-1, in the No. 3 doubles slot.
After the doubles victory, it was all Liberty as the Flames finished 6-0 in singles action to claim the seven-point victory.
Matheson remains undefeated in singles play, defeating Amari in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles slot.
Samaai and Castano each won in three sets from the No. 2 and No. 5 singles positions, respectfully. Samaai bested Bradley, 7-4, 4-6, 12-10, while Castano downed Roy Hobson, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Kentucky native, Bush, notched a straight set victory over Anzalone from the No. 6 singles slot, 6-1, 7-5.
The final two singles matches yielded victories for fellow freshmen Eddie Gutierrez and Alex Poynter. Gutierrez defeated Pride from the No. 4 singles spot, 6-3, 6-4. Meanwhile, 6-5 Poynter bested Matthew Henson 6-4, 7-6(8-6).
"We executed much better today and finally found our timing outdoors," commented head coach Chris Johnson. "There were several close matches and we were able to take them all. That's a great sign moving forward."
The Flames return to action on March 2 when they open Big South action against in-state foe Longwood. The contest will be played in Farmville, Va., at 2 p.m.
Liberty 7, The Citadel 0 Doubles