Soli won in both doubles and singles at FGCU, Sunday.
Host Florida Gulf Coast edged visiting Liberty 4-3 on Sunday at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
The Eagles erased a 3-1 lead for the victory, handing the Lady Flames a loss in their first-ever ASUN Conference match. FGCU Junior Sofia Perez's three-set victory over Liberty's Maria Medina at No. 4 singles (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) broke a 3-all tie and gave the home side its first ASUN victory in 2019.
Liberty sees its four-match winning streak come to an end and is now 7-6 overall and 0-1 in the ASUN. The Lady Flames wrap up their spring break trip with a 2-1 mark, which included victories over Florida Atlantic (4-3 on Tuesday) and Chattanooga (7-0 on Saturday). FGCU, the two-time defending ASUN regular season champion, improves to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in the ASUN, this season.
Florida Gulf Coast 4, Liberty 3
Singles Competition 1. ORNBERG, Maja (FGCU) def. Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) 7-5, 6-3 2. Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. KELLY, Sara (FGCU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 3. ASCUA, Julia (FGCU) def. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 6-3 4. PEREZ, Sofia (FGCU) def. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 5. VILLAR, Patricia (FGCU) def. Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 6. Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) def. FONT, Laura (FGCU) 6-4, 6-0
Doubles Competition 1. Lara Soares/Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. ORNBERG, Maja/ASCUA, Julia (FGCU) 7-6 (7-5) 2. Grace Hashiguchi/Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. GALLEGOS, Madison/PEREZ, Sofia (FGCU) 7-6 (7-3) 3. KELLY, Sara/VILLAR, Patricia (FGCU) def. Anna Dollar/Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) 6-3
Liberty 7-6, 0-1 ASUN Florida Gulf Coast 6-6, 1-1 ASUN Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,3,2,1,5,4) T-3:50
Thoughts From Head Coach Jeff Maren "This was a great match against a super team. All of our girls and their girls fought so hard. It was amazing to watch. I have no doubt that this match will propel us to new heights and motivate us every day in practice."
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