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Lady Flames Continue Win Streak at Wilmington

March 14, 2008  Wilmington, N.C  RSS
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Freshman Jordan Jenkins remains undefeated in both singles and doubles play this season.

Freshman Jordan Jenkins remains undefeated in both singles and doubles play this season.

The Lady Flames tennis team returned to action on Friday as they squared off against the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington. Just before heading into a series of Spring Break matches in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Liberty edged the Seahawks 4-3 to pick up its fourth consecutive victory.

In doubles, Liberty's tandem of Jordan Jenkins and Ekaterina Kuznetsova continued their undefeated streak in No.1 doubles with a win over Wilmington's Lauren Isenhour and Kayla Schwenk, 8-5. The Seahawks responded by taking the second flight 8-2. Stephanie Brown and Hannah Fick then secured the point for Liberty, as they won a tight match over Wilmington's No. 3 doubles team, 9-7.

Up against a determined host, the Lady Flames held on in singles action, splitting the six matches. After taking the first set in No. 5 singles, Fick rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the second set to defeat Chelsea Kahle in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(3). Liberty's Fabiana Gouveia and Wilmington's Hartley Collins took their match to three sets, with Gouveia capturing a 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-3 victory.

With the Seahawks winning the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 matches, the deciding point was determined in No. 1 singles. Wilmington's Priscilla Roberts took the first set 7-5, but Jenkins bounced back, defeating Roberts in the final two sets 6-1, 6-3. The victory gives Jenkins a total of eight singles wins on the season, remaining undefeated in both singles and doubles competition this spring.

The 5-3 Lady Flames will now travel to Florida for four straight days of matches, March 16-19. Match times and opponents are to be announced.

Liberty 4, UNC Wilmington 3


1. Jordan Jenkins/Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) d. Lauren Isenhour/Kayla Schwenk (UNCW) 8-5
2. Priscilla Roberts/Hartley Collins (UNCW) d. Martyna Hanusz/Fabiana Gouveia (LU) 8-2
3. Stephanie Brown/Hannah Fick (LU) d. Chelsea Kahle/Lindsay Leblang (UNCW) 9-7

1. Jordan Jenkins (LU) d. Priscilla Roberts (UNCW) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
2. Kayla Schwenk (UNCW) d. Ekaterina Kuznetsova (LU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Lindsay Leblang (UNCW) d. Martyna Hanusz (LU) 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4
4. Lauren Isenhour (UNCW) d. Stephanie Brown (LU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Hannah Fick (LU) d. Chelsea Kahle (UNCW) 6-4, 7-6(3)
6. Fabiana Gouveia (LU) d. Hartley Collins (UNCW) 6-7(2), 6-2,6-3