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Liberty Earns 4th Seed for Big South Women's Tennis Championship
The Liberty Lady Flames recorded a 6-3 conference record and have been tabbed the No. 4 seed for the upcoming Big South Conference Women's Tennis Championship. The Lady Flames will face No. 5 seed Coastal Carolina in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive season on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Rock Hill, S.C., at the Winthrop Memorial Courts.
In the 2012 championship, Coastal Carolina downed Liberty 4-0 to advance to the semifinals. Earlier this season, the Lady Flames routed the Chanticleers, 6-1, at the Hershey Tennis Courts.
The Winthrop Eagles earned the No. 1 seed for the third year in a row after capturing the Big South regular-season championship with a perfect 9-0 ledger in conference clashes. Charleston Southern finished the year with just one loss and eight wins in Big South play to claim the No. 2 position. Campbell notched a 6-3 league mark and garnered the No. 3 seed after earning the tiebreaker over the Lady Flames.
Following No. 4 seed Liberty and No. 5 seed Coastal Carolina, is UNC Asheville (4-5 Big South) at the No. 6 spot. Radford and Gardner Webb posted identical 3-6 records in Big South action, but Radford claimed the No. 7 seed after winning the tiebreaker scenario, while the Runnin' Bulldogs landed the No. 8 position.
Longwood (1-8 Big South) and Presbyterian College (0-9 Big South) round out the seedings in the No. 9 and No. 10 spots, respectively.
The 2013 Big South Women's Tennis Championship begins with a pair of matches on Wednesday and continues with quarterfinal contests on Thursday.
2013 Big South Women's Tennis Championship Schedule
Wednesday, April 17 - First Round
Match 1: No. 7 Radford vs. No. 10 Presbyterian College, 10:00am ET
Match 2: No. 8 Gardner-Webb vs. No. 9 Longwood, 1:00pm ET
Thursday, April 18 - QuarterfinalsMatch 3: No. 1 Winthrop vs. Winner Match 2, 8:00am ET
Match 4: No. 4 Liberty vs. No. 5 Coastal Carolina, not before 10:00am ET
Match 5: No. 2 Charleston Southern vs. Winner Match 1, 12:30pm ET
Match 6: No. 3 Campbell vs. No. 6 UNC Asheville, 3:30pm ET
Friday, April 19 - Semifinals
Match 7: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 10:00am ET
Match 8: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6, 2:00pm ET
Saturday, April 20 - Championship
Match 9: Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8, 9:00am ET