Saturday's 4-3 victory over Lipscomb was the 100th of head coach Jeff Maren's Liberty career.
The Liberty Lady Flames topped the visiting Lipscomb Bisons 4-3 in their ASUN home opener, Saturday at the Cook Tennis Center.
Liberty has now won three straight matches, all coming in ASUN action, and improves to 10-6 on the year. The Lady Flames are 3-1 in conference play and take over sole possession of second place in the league with the win.
Liberty secured the victory by winning the doubles point and taking the No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 singles bouts. The Lady Flames have now won their last seven home conference openers.
Lipscomb falls to 13-4 on the year and 2-1 in the ASUN. The Bisons see their six-match winning streak halted.
Liberty Women's Tennis Head Coach Jeff Maren collected his 100th career victory at Liberty on Saturday. Maren is in his seventh year at the helm of the program and is the winningest coach in program history.
Liberty 4, Lipscomb 3
Singles Competition 1. Vika Dzyuba (LIP-W) def. Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) 6-0, 6-2 2. Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. Kate Popova (LIP-W) 6-1, 6-2 3. Madeleine Brooks (LIP-W) def. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 6-0 4. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. Liza Diachenko (LIP-W) 7-5, 6-2 5. Denise Buberl (LIP-W) def. Alexandra Almborg (LIBERTYW) 7-5, 3-2, retired 6. Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) def. Thabile Tshatedi (LIP-W) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles Competition 1. Lara Soares/Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. Vika Dzyuba/Kate Popova (LIP-W) 6-3 2. Alexandra Almborg/Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. Madeleine Brooks/Denise Buberl (LIP-W) 6-3 3. Ashley Bongart/Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) vs. Thabile Tshatedi/Kate Kandyba (LIP-W) unfinished
Liberty 10-6, 3-1 ASUN Lipscomb 13-4, 2-1 ASUN Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,2,1,3,4,5) Official: R Sanders/D Harrison T-2:03
Thoughts From Head Coach Jeff Maren "I was very proud of the grit we exhibited today. Lipscomb is a tough team, and we had to play well to get the win. I was especially proud of how well Maria played under pressure in her singles match. She pulled out a big win for the team today."
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