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Crist Garners Second Big South Award

February 19, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Crist Garners Second Big South Award

Liberty women's tennis freshman Evangeline Crist has been named the CRONS Brand Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Big South Conference, for matches played from Feb. 9-15.

Crist, a native of Lilburn, Ga., earns her second Freshman of the Week honor, her first being on Jan. 21. She is the first Lady Flame to earn the award twice in a single season since Maria Khval, who received the honor on Feb. 18, 2014 and April 1, 2014.

In Saturday's 5-2 victory over James Madison, the Lilburn, Ga., native dropped her first doubles match of the season by a score of 6-4. Despite the loss, Crist still leads the team in doubles with a 7-1 record.

Crist bounced back from the tough doubles loss to record her team-leading seventh singles victory on Saturday when she bested Kimmy Herrock of James Madison, 6-2, 6-0. Crist's straight-set victory was the match-clinching advantage over the Dukes, improving the Lady Flames to a program best 7-1 record. Saturday's clinching victory was the second in a row for the talented freshman.

The Freshman of the Week will look to help the Lady Flames continue their five-game winning streak this weekend when they host No. 73 Marshall at the Sports Racket in Lynchburg, Va. The contest is slated to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.