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Liberty Women's Tennis Adds Soli for 2018-19 Season

November 10, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Women's Tennis Adds Soli for 2018-19 Season

Liberty women's tennis has announced the addition of Kalani Soli for the 2018-19 academic year.  

Hailing from Carson, Calif., Soli is finishing her second year at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. The Tyler Apaches are the No. 1 ranked team in the country at the junior college level.

"We are so excited to have Kalani join us next fall! She has proven herself over and over on the court, so I have no doubt that she will help to elevate our program," said Liberty Women's Tennis Head Coach Jeff Maren. "But more importantly, she will be welcomed and loved here and will find a home away from home with our Flames family."

Last year, Soli went undefeated at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles. She won the national championship at both flights and also clinched a team national championship in her doubles win. This fall, Soli captured a regional championship and also reached the final of the fall national championships.

"I choose Liberty not only because of its beautiful campus and its great aspects, but because the people there make me feel like I'm home," Soli stated. "I am excited to attend Liberty because I get to be a part of an amazing tennis program and team."

This past summer, Soli, who holds a UTR rating of 10.5, played in five ITA Summer Circuit tournaments, amassing a 16-4 match record. She was a finalist at the Cal State Northridge ITA, defeating No. 28 ranked junior player Mary Profit, an Arizona 2017 signee, along the way.

Soli claimed the Claremont-Mudd Scripps College ITA title, defeating the No. 3 ranked junior in the country, Jada Hart, a UCLA signee.

Soli finished her junior career in 2016 as a Blue Chip and was ranked as high as No. 17 in the country. Her significant 2016 junior tournament match wins came over: No. 5 Salma Ewing (signed with USC), No. 7 Victoria Flores (signed with Georgia Tech), No. 13 Hannah Zhao (signed with Duke) and No. 15 Christie Wan (signed with Columbia).

In 2014, she was a finalist at the ITF Spring National Championships.