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Crist Wins in Singles and Doubles on Day Two of Tribe Invitational

September 17, 2016  Williamsburg, Va.  RSS
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Crist won in both singles and doubles on day two of the 24th Annual Tribe Invitational, hosted by William & Mary on Saturday.

Crist won in both singles and doubles on day two of the 24th Annual Tribe Invitational, hosted by William & Mary on Saturday.

Liberty junior Evangeline Crist won a singles and doubles match on day two of the 24th Annual Tribe Invitational, hosted by William & Mary on Saturday.

On day two, the Lady Flames women's tennis team won two singles matches and a doubles match. Liberty competed against Dartmouth in singles and both Marshall and Old Dominion in doubles.

 "We are improving each day and are beginning to realize what we need to do to compete with ranked teams on a consistent basis," said head coach Jeff Maren.

Crist earned a straight-sets (7-6 (5), 6-3) victory over Dartmouth's Allison Chuang. The Lilburn, Ga. native teamed up with Anna Dollar to score an 8-3 win over Marshall's Anna Pomyatinskaya and Rachael Morales. The doubles win gave Crist 57 career wins at doubles, moving her into a tie for seventh place all-time in program history with former Liberty player Rebekah Jenkins (2010-14).

The other singles win for the Lady Flames came from senior Mariely Hassey, her 50th career singles victory. Hassey defeated Dartmouth's Shannon Mukerji in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. The senior is now tied for ninth in program history with Valerie Thong (2012-16), as each player has 50 career singles wins.

Sophomore Rebekah Anderson played a hard-fought three-set match against Dartmouth's Allison McCann at No. 3 singles. After losing, 6-2, in the first set, Anderson won the second set, 6-1. In the deciding third set, McCann prevailed with a 6-3 triumph.

On Sunday, the Lady Flames will conclude play at William & Mary's Tribe Invitational with one final singles session. Doubles play wrapped up on Saturday.