Dollar delivered a three-set win to seal the match.
Anna Dollar's Match Point
Liberty Lady Flames Anna Dollar's victory in the No. 6 singles match lifted the visitors past the Florida Atlantic Owls in dramatic fashion by a 4-3 score, Tuesday at the FAU Tennis Complex.
The Lady Flames led the Owls 3-1 before FAU won a pair of three-set matches to even the score at 3-3. With the stage set, Dollar, a senior, and her counterpart, Owls senior Kristen Thoms, were tied at three games apiece. The Liberty veteran claimed the next three games and the match (6-4, 3-6, 6-3).
Dollar's triumph extends the Lady Flames' winning streak to three matches. Liberty is now 6-5 on the year. FAU fell to 5-7 and has lost two straight.
Liberty 4, Florida Atlantic 3 Singles Competition 1. Martina Kudelova (FAU) def. Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 2. Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. Nat. Kallmunzerova (FAU) 6-3, 6-1 3. Natalia Boltinskaya (FAU) def. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 4. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. May Kimhi (FAU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 5. Barbora Palcatova (FAU) def. Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 6-1 6. Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) def. Kristen Thoms (FAU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Doubles Competition 1. Jemi Aguilar/Natalia Boltinskaya (FAU) vs. Maria Medina/Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) 3-5, unfinished 2. Kalani Soli/Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) def. Barbora Palcatova/Nat. Kallmunzerova (FAU) 6-4 3. Anna Dollar/Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) def. Martina Kudelova/May Kimhi (FAU) 6-2
Liberty 6-5 Florida Atlantic 5-7 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,2,4,1,3,6) T-3:08
Thoughts From Head Coach Jeff Maren "I'm so proud of our team's fight today. Every court dug in and battled to the end with confidence. FAU is a very good team, so we had to play well to win. We are continuing with the momentum we've created over the last few weeks and are looking forward to our next match. To God be the glory!"
Thoughts From Senior Anna Dollar "I'm so proud of the girls for their fight today! The energy was visible and audible throughout all six courts. We all had great matches. I was just lucky enough to the one that clinched it."
How It Happened
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