Liberty Lady Flames junior Maria Khval has been named this week's Big South Women's Tennis Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office, for matches played between Feb. 8-14.
Khval finished the week with a 2-0 record, claiming one singles and one doubles win against West Virginia on Friday. Khval and teammate Anna Dollar notched the lone doubles win against the Mountaineers on Friday, besting Paula Goetz and Carolina Lewis from the No. 2 doubles position by a score of 6-2. The Belarus native provided Liberty with its first lead of the match from the No. 1 singles slot. Khval bested Hailey Barrett in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(7-2) to give Liberty a 2-1 advantage early in the match. Khval's efforts aided in Liberty's come-from-behind victory on Friday, downing West Virginia by a score of 4-3.
Khval and the Lady Flames return to action this weekend on Friday and Sunday, with both contests being played at the Sports Racket. Liberty will first take on VCU Friday at 2 p.m., followed by North Texas two days later on Sunday at 11 a.m.
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