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Flames' Barker Advances Through Qualifying With Pair of Victories

October 18, 2018  Blacksburg, Va.  RSS
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Barker advanced through singles qualifying on Thursday.

Barker advanced through singles qualifying on Thursday.

Qualifying Draw Results
Singles Main Draw
Doubles Main Draw

Liberty men's tennis freshman William Barker won both his matches in singles qualifying on Thursday afternoon on day one of the ITA Atlantic Regional, hosted by Virginia Tech at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

Barker, who is now victorious in his last five singles matches, will move into the main draw to face William & Mary's Michael Ruamthong on Friday.

Barker started his afternoon with a straight-sets (6-4, 6-4) triumph against George Mason's Chanasorn Nakaurai. Later in the afternoon, Barker faced William Peden of George Washington. The Liberty freshman once again won in two sets 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Barker, who hails from Statesville, N.C., is 5-1 in singles in his first fall with the Flames.

Barker and his seven teammates will be in action on day two of the tournament, beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday. The second day of action will feature the singles round of 128, followed by the first three rounds of doubles play. Follow the ITA Atlantic Regional Tournament Central Page throughout the day tomorrow for updated results.

Remaining Tournament Schedule
Friday (9 a.m. start): Singles round of 128, first three rounds of doubles
Saturday (TBA start) Singles round of 64 and 32, doubles quarterfinals
Sunday (TBA start): Doubles round of 16, singles quarterfinals, doubles semifinals
Monday (TBA start): Singles semifinals, singles final, doubles final