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Lady Flames to Compete at Wake Forest Invitational, This Weekend

October 5, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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This weekend, Liberty women's tennis will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the three-day Wake Forest Invitational at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex, Friday through Sunday.

Liberty will be sending three players to compete at the event – junior Maria Medina, freshman Nasha Ghajar and freshman Grace Hashiguchi.

Results from the invite, as well as a recap, will be accessible at the end of each day of competition on Tournament draws for Friday will be posted on once they become available.

Among the 20 participating teams in the field are: Virginia, Texas, Marshall, William & Mary, Louisville and Winthrop.

Liberty played in the Wake Forest Invitational last year, enjoying success at the event. The Lady Flames won four matches on each of the first two days. On the final day, Mariely Hassey captured third place in the B Singles division, while Eugenia Camacho collected her first career singles victory.

Liberty opened its 2017-18 campaign at the South Carolina Fall Invitational, Sept. 15-17 in Columbia, S.C. The Lady Flames posted a 19-8 mark collectively in singles play and 7-6 record in doubles competition.

Three Liberty players went an unblemished 3-0 in singles at the invite: junior Anna Dollar, junior Maria Medina and freshman Polina Miroshnichenko. Junior Ashley Bongart, sophomore Eugenia Camacho and senior Evangeline Crist captured two victories apiece.

Crist's two singles triumphs give her 69 career singles victories, moving her into a tie for second place all-time in Liberty women's tennis history with Mariely Hassey (69 wins, 2014-17). Crist also posted a 3-0 mark in doubles at the South Carolina Invite to increase her career doubles total to 77 victories. The Lilburn, Ga., native is currently third all-time in program history for doubles wins, behind only Valerie Thong (90 wins, 2013-16) and Jordan Jenkins (78 wins, 2008-11).

Hashiguchi, Medina and Miroshnichenko all claimed two victories in doubles at South Carolina.