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Liberty Senior Soli Named ASUN Women's Tennis Player of the Week

January 22, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Soli has been named the ASUN Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.

Soli has been named the ASUN Women's Tennis Player of the Week.

Liberty women's tennis senior Kalani Soli has been named the ASUN Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.

Soli garners conference player of the week honors for the second time in her career. The Carson, Calif., native earned the honor last season (March 20, 2019) when she became the program's first-ever ASUN Player of the Week.

"Kalani has put a lot of time and effort into her game these past six months so that she can consistently play at a high level, and it is showing in her matches," said Liberty Women's Tennis Head Coach Jeff Maren. "She is dialed in and is doing an outstanding job of leading us from the top of the lineup. I'm looking forward to watching her play again this week!"

Soli opened her spring campaign last weekend with a 2-0 record at No. 1 singles and a 2-0 mark in the No. 2 doubles slot with her partner, freshman Eloise Saraty. In singles, she won both of her matches in straight sets. Soli first defeated Miami Ohio's Brindtha Ramasamy 6-2, 6-2 to help Liberty top the 2019 MAC champion RedHawks 6-1, last Friday in its season opener. On Saturday, she defeated Middle Tennesee's Lee Barnard 6-2, 6-1.

Soli has now won 16 straight singles dual matches dating back to the 2019 campaign and has captured 32 straight singles sets in dual competition.

In doubles, Soli and Saraty topped Miami's Milana Lysova and Makenzie Myers 7-5 to help the Lady Flames take the doubles point. The duo bested Marta Peris Herrero and Lidia Burrows of MTSU 7-6 (7), Saturday.

Soli and Liberty (1-1) will be back in action on Saturday for their home opener against the Georgetown Hoyas (0-1). First serve is pegged for 1 p.m. at Crosswhite Athletic Club.

2020 ASUN Women's Tennis Player of the Week Honorees
Jan. 15 – Satomi Momose, FGCU
Jan. 22 – Kalani Soli, Liberty