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Flames Fall to No. 72 UTSA, Thursday

March 12, 2015  San Antonio, Texas  RSS
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Flames Fall to No. 72 UTSA, Thursday

The Liberty men's tennis squad saw its four-match winning streak come to a halt by falling to No. 72 Texas at San Antonio, 6-1, Thursday evening in San Antonio, Texas. The contest was the fourth match in five days in Texas for the Flames. With the loss Liberty falls to 8-5 on the season, while the Roadrunners improve to 8-5.

UTSA began the competition by claiming victories in the No. 1 and 3 doubles matches, claiming the doubles point for the Roadrunners.

The lone doubles win for the Flames came from Jorge Azuero and Sam Matheson, who bested Diogo Casa and Joel Rubio, 6-1, in the No. 2 doubles spot.

In singles, the Flames came close to capturing wins in each match, but could not come away with victories.

In the No. 1 singles slot, Dillon Segur fell to Tomas Stillman in two close sets, 6-4, 6-4, while Egon Samaai fell to Tito Moreiras in similar fashion, 6-4, 6-4, in No. 2 singles.

UTSA'a Rubio and Joao Riquelme bested Azuero and Diego Castano in straight sets from the No. 4 and 5 singles, respectfully. Each match ended in a 6-3, 6-3 victory for the Roadrunners.

Liberty's lone point came from sophomore, Sam Matheson. The New Zealand native was able to come from behind to beat Yannick Junger in three sets. Matheson dropped the first set 6-3, before bouncing back to claim the second set, 6-4. Matheson then carried his momentum into the third set, taking the tiebreaker, 10-5.

The final singles match went to UTSA, as Jake Rother defeated David Bush in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

Liberty returns to action on Wednesday. The Flames will travel to Richmond, Va., for a match with the Richmond Spiders. The contest is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.

UTSA 6, Liberty 1

Doubles

  1. Moreiras/Stillman (UTSA) def. Segur/Castano (LU), 6-1
  2. Azuero/Matheson (LU) def. Casa/Rubio (UTSA), 6-1
  3. Rother/Junger (UTSA) def. Samaai/Bush (LU), 6-4

Singles

  1. Stillman (UTSA) def. Segur (LU), 6-4, 6-4
  2. Matheson (LU) def. Junger (UTSA), 3-6, 6-4, 10-5
  3. Moreiras (UTSA) def. Samaai (LU), 6-4, 6-4
  4. Rubio (UTSA) def. Azuero (LU), 6-3, 6-3
  5. Riquelme (UTSA) def. Castano (LU), 6-3, 6-3
  6. Rother (UTSA) def. Bush (LU), 6-3, 6-1