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Lady Flames Tabbed 3rd Seed for Big South Women's Tennis Championship
After recording a program record seven conference wins, the Liberty women's tennis team has earned the No. 3 seed for the upcoming 2014 Big South Women's Tennis Championship. The Lady Flames (7-2 Big South) will square off against No. 6 seed Radford (4-5 Big South) in the quarterfinals on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Earlier this season, on April 2, Liberty defeated Radford, 6-1, on the road. The Lady Flames have won each of the last five meetings between the Commonwealth schools, including a 4-0 shutout in the first round of the 2011 Big South tournament.
Charleston Southern earned the No. 1 seed after capturing the Big South regular-season championship with a perfect 9-0 ledger in conference clashes. No. 56 ranked Winthrop finished the year with just one loss and eight wins in Big South play to claim the No. 2 position. Campbell follows Liberty with the No. 4 seed after tallying a 6-3 league record.
Coastal Carolina posted a 5-4 Big South mark and garnered the No. 5 seed. Following No. 6 seed Radford is UNC Asheville (3-6 Big South) at No. 7 and Gardner-Webb (2-7 Big South) at No. 8.
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 2014 Big South Women's Tennis Championship begins with a pair of matches on Wednesday and continues with quarterfinal contests on Thursday.
2014 Big South Women's Tennis Championship
Monday, April 14 - First Round
Match 1: No. 7 UNC Asheville vs. No. 10 Presbyterian College, 10:00am ET
Match 2: No. 8 Gardner-Webb vs. No. 9 Longwood, 10:00am ET
Tuesday, April 15 - Quarterfinals
Match 3: No. 1 Charleston Southern vs. Winner Match 2, 11:30am ET
Match 4: No. 4 Campbell vs. No. 5 Coastal Carolina, 11:30am ET
Match 5: No. 2 Winthrop vs. Winner Match 1, 2:30pm ET
Match 6: No. 3 Liberty vs. No. 6 Radford, 2:30pm ET
Wednesday, April 16 - Semifinals
Match 7: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4, 2:30pm ET
Match 8: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6, 2:30pm ET
Thursday, April 17 - Championship
Match 9: Winner Match 7 vs. Winner Match 8, 2:30pm ET