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Top-seeded Liberty will start its quest for an ASUN title on Friday morning in the semifinal round of the 2019 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship.
The Lady Flames finished the regular season with a 15-6 overall mark, winning their last eight matches. Liberty claimed its last six ASUN matches to earn the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.
The three-day tournament, held at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center on Stetson's campus in DeLand, Fla., will begin with quarterfinal matches on Thursday. The Lady Flames will meet either No. 4 seed Florida Gulf Coast (9-9, 4-3 ASUN) or No. 5 seed Stetson (12-8, 3-4 ASUN). Those two teams will play on Thursday at 9 a.m., with the winner moving on to face Liberty on Friday at 9 a.m.
On the other side of the bracket, No. 2 seed North Florida (15-7, 6-1 ASUN) will receive a bye to the semifinals, where it will face either No. 3 seed Lipscomb (16-5, 5-2 ASUN) or No. 6 seed NJIT (13-8, 2-5 ASUN).
The winner of the championship will receive an automatic bid to the 2019 Division I Women's Tennis Championship.
Below is the schedule for the championship:
2019 ASUN Women's Tennis Championship – Mandy Stoll Tennis Center – DeLand, Fla. Thursday, April 18 – Quarterfinals Match 1 – No. 4 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 5 seed Stetson, 9 a.m. Match 2 – No. 3 seed Lipscomb vs. No. 6 seed NJIT, 11:30 a.m.
Friday, April 19 – Semifinals Match 3 – No. 1 seed Liberty vs. Match 1 winner, 9 a.m. Match 4 – No. 2 seed North Florida vs. Match 2 winner, 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 20 – Final Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner, 10 a.m. – ESPN+
History in ASUN Championship/Series History vs. FGCU/Stetson The Lady Flames are making their first-ever appearance in the ASUN Championship. Liberty was picked as the ASUN co-favorite, alongside North Florida.
In the regular season, both FGCU and Stetson were first-time opponents for the Lady Flames. Liberty's only loss in ASUN regular season action was to the FGCU Eagles on March 17, a 4-3 setback in Fort Myers, Fla. The Lady Flames swept Stetson 7-0, April 4 in Lynchburg.
How to Follow the Lady Flames Stetson Athletic Communications will provide live scoring throughout the tournament. Also, follow @LibertyWTennis on Twitter and Instagram (libertywtennis) for periodic updates throughout the championship. Saturday's championship match will be featured live on ESPN+. Find the links for both matches on the schedule page of LibertyFlames.com/womenstennis.
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