The Flames (6-6) and Patriots (2-5) will play at noon on Friday in Lynchburg.
Winners of three of its last four matches, including its Big South opener on Wednesday, Liberty men's tennis will welcome Commonwealth opponent George Mason to Lynchburg on Friday for a non-conference match.
The Flames (6-6, 1-0 Big South) and Patriots (2-5, 0-2 A10) are set to begin at noon at Crosswhite Athletic Club (118 Davis Cup Rd., Lynchburg).
Liberty is coming off a 5-2 Big South-opening victory at Longwood on Wednesday afternoon. In that match, the Flames claimed the doubles point and won the No. 2 (Eddie Gutierrez), No. 3 (Chase Burton), No. 5 (Alex Poynter) and No. 6 (Diego Castano) singles duels.
Meanwhile, George Mason will be looking to end a five-match losing skid that started on Feb. 10. The Patriots dropped their most recent match, 7-0, last Friday at home against James Madison.
Series History This will be the fifth-ever meeting between Liberty and George Mason. Liberty is 4-0 in the all-time series. The Flames defeated the Patriots, 4-3, in their most recent meeting on Feb. 10, 2017 in Montclair, Va. In that match, Max Borcuti's victory on court six broke a 3-3 tie and gave Liberty the win.
How to Follow the Flames Live scoring will be available for the match, courtesy of Liberty Athletics Communications. Find the link for live stats on the men's tennis schedule page on LibertyFlames.com.
Be sure to follow @LUMensTennis on Twitter and follow "libertyumenstennis" on Instagram for live updates from Crosswhite Athletic Club.
Flames News and Notes
Scouting George Mason The Patriots' Carter Bradford holds the best singles mark in spring competition at 5-2 and is 4-0 playing in the No. 6 slot. Edward Ayers (10-6 overall, 2-3 spring) will pose a challenge for the Flames in the top half of the George Mason lineup. Collectively, the Patriots are 14-26 in singles and 6-14 in doubles through seven matches.
Head coach Jimmy Davis' squad participated in the 2017 ITA Atlantic Regional, hosted by Liberty at the Cook Tennis Center. The Flames' Gutierrez and sophomore Chase Burton each earned victories over their counterparts from George Mason that week. Gutierrez bested the Patriots' Pally Ray, 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 128 in the singles main draw. Burton bested George Mason's Jakob Nielsen 7-6 (2), 6-0 in the round of 64.
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