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Burton Garners Singles Ranking in Atlantic Region

January 6, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Burton is the first Liberty freshman in program history to be regionally ranked.

Burton is the first Liberty freshman in program history to be regionally ranked.

Oracle/ITA Division I Regional Rankings - Atlantic

Liberty men's tennis freshman Chase Burton is currently pegged as the No. 19 singles player in the Atlantic Region in the Oracle/ITA Division I Regional Rankings that were released this week. Burton is the first Liberty freshman in program history to be regionally ranked.

This past fall, Burton became the first Flame since Shea Thomas in 2013 to advance to the round of 16 in the singles main draw of the ITA Atlantic Regional, winning three matches.

The Naples, Fla., native collected five singles victories in his first fall campaign and also represented the Flames at the ITF USA F29 Futures tournament in Irvine, Calif., in September.

Burton and the Flames will begin the 2017 spring season on Jan. 28, hosting King and Bluefield State at the Crosswhite Athletic Club.