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Liberty Travels to Blacksburg for Hokie Fall Invite

September 27, 2012  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Alexandra Sheeran

Alexandra Sheeran

Link for this weekend's draws

The Liberty Lady Flames tennis team will take part in the Hokie Fall Invite this weekend on the campus of Virginia Tech. This will be Liberty's second fall tournament of the season, as the Lady Flames previously hosted the Liberty Fall Classic on Sept. 14-15.

Joining Liberty and the host Hokies will be William & Mary, UNC Wilmington, Armstrong Atlantic State, Wofford, Radford, East Tennessee State, UMBC, Winthrop and Middle Tennessee State.

Play begins on Friday at 9 a.m. with doubles action from both the Flight A and Flight B brackets. Lady Flames' duos Valerie Thong and Rebekah Jenkins, and Alexandra Sheeran and Nicola Wellman will compete in Flight A, while Jessie Boda and Brittany Yang, and Annisha Domenech and Cameron Richard are competing in Flight B.

Singles action is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. In Flight A, Sheeran battles Wofford's Julia Paulson, while Richard goes up against Barbora Krtickova from Armstrong Atlantic State at 11 a.m.

Competing in Flight B, Jenkins plays Virginia Tech's Raluca Mita and Yang takes on Guinn Garcia of Wofford. Both matches are set for 10:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m. in Flight C, Domenech battles Camille Amrani of Winthrop, while Thong plays UNC Wilmington's Christine Kharkevitch at 11:30 a.m.

Wrapping up the opening round in Flight D will be Boda, who goes up against Jessica Gardefjord of Armstrong Atlantic State at noon. Also competing at noon will be Wellman and Tessa Johnson from Wofford.

Live results will be available on by clicking the live stats link on the women's tennis schedule/results page. Live results will be provided by the Virginia Tech Athletics Communications department.

"We've had some very good practices since hosting the Liberty Fall Classic and are playing with a little more confidence going into the Hokie Invite," commented head coach Jeff Maren. "We are treating our journey this fall like it's a marathon race, not a sprint, so each day we are improving an area of our game and moving a little closer to our goals. I am excited to see how we perform against good competition this weekend."