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Flames to Compete at NC State Invite Beginning Friday

October 20, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Ryker Heller and the Flames play at the NC State Invite from Friday to Sunday.

Ryker Heller and the Flames play at the NC State Invite from Friday to Sunday.

Tournament Draws

The Liberty Flames men's tennis team begins competition at the NC State Invite on Friday at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Four Liberty players – Diego Castano, Alex Poynter, Max Borcuti and Ryker Heller – will compete at the three-day invite.

Tournament draws are available in the link above. The invite will begin on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Invite Schedule
Two rounds of doubles followed by one round of singles. The first round of doubles will begin at 9 a.m., with the second round to follow. Singles matches are planned to begin by 1 p.m.
Saturday: One round of doubles followed by two rounds of singles.
Sunday: One round of singles play.

Looking Back
The Flames enjoyed success at the ITA Atlantic Regional at Virginia Tech last weekend. As a whole, the team won seven singles matches and a doubles match.

Freshman Chase Burton became the first Flame since Shea Thomas in 2013 to advance to the round of 16 in the singles main draw, earning three victories at the regional. Sophomore Eddie Gutierrez advanced as far as the round of 32 with two singles wins.

Additionally, freshman Vince Salas and sophomore Max Borcuti each won a singles match, while the pairing of junior Diego Castano and sophomore Alex Poynter collected a doubles victory.

Looking Forward
Following the event, Liberty will play at the Wake Forest Invitational from Nov. 11-13.