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Women's Tennis Claims 7 Matches on Day 1 of South Carolina Fall Invitational

September 15, 2017  Columbia, S.C.   RSS
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Camacho won at both singles and doubles, Friday at the South Carolina Fall Invitational.

Camacho won at both singles and doubles, Friday at the South Carolina Fall Invitational.

The Liberty Lady Flames women's tennis team began its 2017-18 campaign by claiming seven total matches on day one of the South Carolina Fall Invitational, Friday at the Carolina Tennis Center.

"We definitely shed some rust today. It was good to have some tight matches so we could create a barometer for where we stand with our games at this point," stated Liberty head coach Jeff Maren. "I'm looking forward to learning more about our girls again tomorrow!"

Liberty posted a 5-4 mark in singles action and split four doubles bouts. In singles play during the 9 a.m. session, freshman Polina Miroshnichenko collected her first win as a Lady Flames, besting Marija Bogicevic, 7-6, 6-1.

Liberty then squared off with North Florida in the 11 a.m. session. Junior Anna Dollar needed just two sets to knock off the Ospreys' Kinga Gartner (6-4, 6-0), while junior Maria Medina prevailed over Florencia Rossi in two sets (6-1, 7-6 (3)).

Junior Rebekah Anderson and sophomore Eugenia Camacho each gritted out three-set victories over their opponents. Anderson triumphed, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5) over North Florida's Eva Nyikos. Like Anderson, Camacho recovered after dropping set two to knock off UNF's Lucia Montaño, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6).

In her first action as a Lady Flame, junior Lara Soares fell in three tough sets to the Ospreys' Irina Karangozishvili (6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)). Liberty senior Evangeline Crist and UNF's Louise Intert played a pair of tiebreakers in their match, with Intert emerging victorious, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4).

Liberty started doubles play at 1 p.m., capturing two doubles bouts. The duo of Crist and Miroshnichenko controlled their match against the Eagles' Alya Mourad and Aida Kelic, winning, 6-2. Medina and Camacho teamed up for Liberty to deliver a 6-3 victory.

Day two of the invitational from Columbia, S.C., on Saturday will feature one hidden dual match per team. The invitational will conclude on Sunday with individual championship matchups for singles and doubles based on point accumulation.

A live video stream will be available for both Saturday and Sunday. Find the link for the stream on the women's tennis schedule page on Results from the invitational, as well as a recap, will be available at the end of each day on