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Lady Flames Finish Strong on Final Day of Liberty Fall Classic

September 15, 2012  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Rebekah Jenkins won a singles championship on Saturday.

Rebekah Jenkins won a singles championship on Saturday.

Rebekah Jenkins finished off a solid weekend for the Liberty women's tennis team by capturing the championship in the Flight 4 singles bracket at the Liberty Fall Classic on Saturday.

Jenkins' victory was one of 12 total wins on the day for the Lady Flames and one of 21 triumphs for the tournament. Liberty also reached the finals in five different brackets.

After receiving a first-round bye yesterday, Jenkins notched a semifinal win over Jordan Kerns of West Virginia State, 6-2, 6-2. In the championship match, Jenkins faced Sarah Moomau of Longwood and triumphed in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.

Nicola Wellman, Annisha Domenech and Valerie Thong all picked up semifinal wins in their respective flights for the Lady Flames, but each fell short in their final matches. Alexandra Sheeran also notched a pair of wins on the day for Liberty.

In doubles action, the Liberty combo of Jessie Boda and Cameron Richard fell in the championship match of the Flight 3 bracket to Ruxandra Andriescu and Jacqueline Palmucci of James Madison, 8-3.

"Reaching five finals in our first tournament of the year is definitely a step in the right direction," commented Liberty's first-year head coach, Jeff Maren. "Rebekah and Ally played outstanding today, winning their doubles and both of their singles matches. I am proud of the team's effort and fight, and am looking forward to working on a few things which will help us to improve for our next tournament at Virginia Tech."

The Lady Flames continue their fall schedule by traveling to Blacksburg, Va., for the Hokie Fall Invite beginning Sept. 28.