Liberty women's tennis posted its fifth 7-0 shutout of the 2019 campaign, blanking the visiting Stetson Hatters on Thursday at the Cook Tennis Center.
The Lady Flames have now won four straight matches and are 11-6 overall on the year and 4-1 in ASUN play. The Hatters drop to 10-7 on the season and 1-3 in the league.
Liberty won the doubles point and all six singles bouts for the victory in what was the first-ever between the two schools. The Lady Flames improve to 3-0 at home in 2019 and remain in second place in the ASUN (4-1), a half game behind North Florida (4-0).
Liberty is 8-1 over its last nine matches. The run of success started with a 5-2 road triumph against James Madison, March 3.
Liberty 7, Stetson 0
Singles Competition 1. Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) def. Danel Ashirova (STET) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6) 2. Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. Lucie Renault (STET) 6-4, 6-4 3. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) def. Brooke Milner (STET) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) 4. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) def. Vicky Geurinckx (STET) 6-3, 6-1 5. Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) def. Danielle Peele (STET) 6-1, 6-3 6. Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) def. Alexe Viaud (STET) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-3)
Doubles Competition 1. Maria Medina/Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) vs. Danel Ashirova/Lucie Renault (STET) 4-4, unfinished 2. Kalani Soli/Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) def. Vicky Geurinckx/Brooke Milner (STET) 6-4 3. Ashley Bongart/Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) def. Megan Horwitz/Alexe Viaud (STET) 6-3
Liberty 11-6, 4-1 ASUN Stetson 10-7, 1-3 ASUN Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,5,2,6,3,1) Official: B Harrison/A Sarver T-2:23
Thoughts From Head Coach Jeff Maren "Stetson is a tough team. They beat FGCU this year, and we lost to FGCU. They were in the conference finals last year. So we had to be mentally ready to battle them from the beginning to end. Our girls did just that. From doubles through singles, they fought with grit and a strong will to come out on top. We are very proud of how the girls played today! Now, our minds are already shifting to our next match."
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