The Lady Flames' first ASUN match will be on March 17, 2019, at FGCU.
2019 Liberty Women's Tennis Schedule (ASUN Matches)
The Liberty women's tennis team has released its inaugural ASUN Conference schedule of matches today, featuring seven matches in spring 2019.
"We are excited about the new challenge that the ASUN will provide us," stated Liberty Women's Tennis Head Coach Jeff Maren. "There are many great teams and coaches which will force us to raise our level for every match. We can't wait to dive into to our new adventure!"
Liberty's seven-match slate features three home matches at the Cook Tennis Center and four road tilts. The Lady Flames will open their conference schedule at Florida Gulf Coast (FGCU) on March 17, followed by road bouts at Kennesaw State (March 21) and North Alabama (March 25). Liberty's three-match home schedule features Lipscomb (March 30), Stetson (April 4) and 2018 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship winner, North Florida (April 6). The Lady Flames will pay a visit to NJIT to close out their first season of ASUN regular-season play, April 13.
North Florida has been the ASUN's most successful squad in recent years. The Ospreys' 2018 ASUN Tournament crown, a 4-1 triumph over Stetson, was their fourth straight. North Florida has won six of the last seven ASUN titles, winning three of them as a No. 1 seed (2012, 2015 and 2016) and three championships as the No. 2 seed (2013, 2017 and 2018).
This year, North Florida faced Florida State in the first round of the 2018 Division I Tennis Championships, falling to the Seminoles, 4-0. The ASUN is still in search of its first NCAA Tournament victory in women's tennis.
The 2019 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship will be hosted by Stetson in DeLand, Fla., April 18-20. The top six tournament-eligible conference members participate, with the top two seeds earning a bye to the semifinal round. Quarterfinal matches will be played on April 18, followed by the semifinals on April 19 and final on April 20.
Liberty's 2018-19 ASUN schedule is listed below. The Lady Flames' fall 2018 tournament schedule and spring 2019 non-conference matchups will be announced at a later date.
2019 Liberty Women's Tennis ASUN Schedule March 17 – at Florida Gulf Coast (Fort Myers, Fla.) March 23 – at Kennesaw State (Kennesaw, Ga.) March 25 – at North Alabama (Florence, Ala.) March 30 – Home vs. Lipscomb April 4 – Home vs. Stetson April 6 – Home vs. North Florida April 13 – at NJIT (Newark, N.J.) April 18 – ASUN Women's Tennis Championship Quarterfinals (DeLand, Fla.) April 19 – ASUN Women's Tennis Championship Semifinals (DeLand, Fla.) April 20 – ASUN Women's Tennis Championship Final (DeLand, Fla.)