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Flames Tennis Adds Transfer Heaven

July 7, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Heaven, a transfer from Appalachian State, will join the Flames in the fall.

Heaven, a transfer from Appalachian State, will join the Flames in the fall.

The Liberty Flames men's tennis team has announced the addition of transfer Zion Heaven for the 2020-21 school year.

"Trevor and I are thrilled to have Zion join our team. He is a hard worker on the court and in the classroom, and he will elevate our team culture in all areas," said Liberty Men's Tennis Head Coach Derek Schwandt. "Fight, discipline, unity, servanthood and humility are our core values, and Zion is going to make us better."

Heaven, who hails from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, has spent the last two seasons competing for the Appalachian State Mountaineers. At Appalachian State, he won four singles matches this past spring prior to the season being cut short. Heaven's most notable victory as a sophomore came over Virginia Tech's Ryan Kros in straight sets (6-2, 6-1), Feb. 9 on the road. The native of Hawaii also captured five doubles matches on the season, including a 6-3 victory with partner Aleksandar Petrovic over the Hokies' Kros and Matthis Ross.

As a freshman during the 2018-19 campaign, Heaven claimed 10 total singles matches and six doubles triumphs.

Prior to attending Appalachian State, he made the finals at the ITF G4 tournament in Wellington, New Zealand, and enjoyed a successful junior tennis career while completing his coursework through Florida Virtual High School. Heaven was ranked No. 175 nationally and held a 12 UTR. The Aloha State native reached the DT-USTA Summer Junior Section title match after capturing four matches.