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Burton Finishes 3-1 at Tampa Pro Futures

May 4, 2016  Tampa Bay, Fla.  RSS
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Burton Finishes 3-1 at Tampa Pro Futures

The 2016-17 season continues to look stronger for the Liberty men's tennis squad. In addition to Sam Matheson potentially heading to the NCAA Singles Championship later this month, four-star recruit Chase Burton reached the finals of the qualifying draw in the Tampa Pro Futures tournament this week. Burton signed a National Letter of Intent two weeks ago to be the newest member of the Flames' tennis squad.

"This is a really big accomplishment for Chase and for Liberty tennis," stated head coach Chris Johnson. "Winning one match at these pro events is really difficult. Winning three consecutive matches is huge and really shows the level of play that Chase competes at."

Burton eventually lost to Naoki Nakagawa a junior ranking of No. 9 in the world according to the International Tennis Federation rankings. Burton lost by the final score of 6-4, 6-2.

The Tampa Futures was slated with great players this year. Included in the field of professionals are former top collegiate players from Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.