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Flames claim 18 place-winners at MACRC tournament at UNC

October 29, 2014  |  Chapel Hill, N.C. 

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Ryan Evans and David Schreck, senior doubles partners on Liberty University's racquetball team, won the Division 1-2 Red bracket in this past weekend's Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Racquetball Conference (MACRC) Tournament No. 2 hosted by the University of North Carolina.

A total of 18 Liberty players, and Flames Head Coach Danny Rodriguez, placed in various categories at the three-day tournament, which also drew players from Appalachian State, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Western Community College, and Blue Ridge Community College.

Other high place-winners for Liberty included senior Jordan Kemp and Ryan King, who won the Division 3 Doubles Red bracket, defeating Flames teammates Alex Ecker, a sophomore, and Nick Gadsby, a senior, in the final. Freshman Phil Vorderstrasse and senior Philip Brown won the Division 4 Doubles Red bracket. Junior Eric Piering and sophomore Juan Jaramillo placed third in the Red bracket of Division 3 Doubles, beating Liberty teammates Ben Musick, a sophomore, and Kolton White, a junior, in the final. Flames sophomore Michael Shealy and VMI's Wesley Jacobs joined forces to place third in the Red bracket of Division 3 Doubles.

In the Red bracket of Division 2-4 Women's Doubles, Lady Flames juniors Emily Parnell and Morgan Drake placed third, one position below junior teammate Sarah Bunyea, who competed with Virginia's Christine Farinas since neither player had a partner. Parnell also placed third in the White bracket of Division 4 Singles, one spot ahead of Drake.

Top-three finishers for the Flames in men's singles action were Evans (third at Division 1-2 Blue, defeating Schreck in the consolation final), Jaramillo (second in Division 1-2 Red), Kemp (second in Division 3 Gold), King (third in Division 3 Red), Ecker (first in Division 3 White), Vorderstrasse (first in Division 4 Blue), and Shealy (third in Division 4 Red, defeating Brown in the consolation final).

Rodriguez also teamed with former Duke player Farshid Guilak to capture first place in the round-robin doubles coaches' division.

Liberty will next compete in the MACRC Tournament No. 3 hosted by VMI from Nov. 14-16.

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Mar 25
Racquetball
at Intercollegiate National Championship
CANCELLED

Feb 28
Racquetball
at MACRC Tournament
Men's Doubles 1st

Jan 26
Racquetball
at MACRC Tournament #3
3rd place finish

Jan 25
Racquetball
at MACRC Tournament #3
3rd place finish

Jan 24
Racquetball
at MACRC Tournament #3
2nd place finish

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