Liberty will compete against Campbell on Thursday at the Cook Tennis Center.
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Liberty women's tennis (6-6) will kick off its Big South slate on Thursday against the Campbell Camels, followed by a pair of road matches in the ensuing days.
Thursday's match between the Lady Flames and Camels is set for 2 p.m. at the Cook Tennis Center, the first home outdoor match of the season for Liberty.
On Saturday, Liberty will face Georgia State in a neutral-site bout at Furman at 2:30 p.m. The match was originally scheduled to be played in Atlanta at Georgia State but was moved to Furman's Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C., due to impending inclement weather.
On Tuesday, the Lady Flames will play another non-conference match in Richmond, Va., at Commonwealth foe VCU. The match will take place at VCU's Thalhimer Tennis Center at 2 p.m.
Liberty is 6-6 on the year, with their most recent match coming at No. 10 Wake Forest, last Sunday (6-1 loss).
Campbell, who has won its last five matches, is 6-5 overall and 2-0 in Big South play. They've defeated Longwood (7-0 on March 3) and Gardner-Webb (5-2 last Saturday) in conference competition, placing them in a tie for first with Winthrop (2-0 Big South) and Charleston Southern (2-0 Big South).
Georgia State, who will play North Texas (Thursday) and Furman (Saturday), currently has a 7-9 mark. The Panthers lost their last two matches (SMU and UT Arlington) but also defeated No. 31 Kansas State, 4-3, last Saturday.
VCU (10-2) is on an eight-match winning streak. The Rams will face Winthrop on Saturday prior to taking on the Lady Flames, Tuesday.
Series History Liberty is 9-3 in the all-time series with Campbell. The Lady Flames won both meetings with the Camels in 2017. Liberty defeated Campbell, 4-3, on April 11, 2017, in the regular-season matchup in Buies Creek, N.C. Ten days later, the Lady Flames ended the Camels' season with a 4-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Big South Women's Tennis Championship at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Liberty and Georgia State will be facing each other for the first time ever. The Lady Flames and VCU Rams, despite their proximity (115 miles) to each other, have only squared off one previous time (2016). In that matchup (Feb. 19, 2016), the Rams edged the Lady Flames, 4-3, at the Cook Tennis Center.
How to Follow the Lady Flames Liberty Athletics Communications will be providing live scoring for Thursday's home match. Find the link for live scoring on the women's tennis schedule page on LibertyFlames.com. Additionally, follow @LibertyWTennis on Twitter for updates during Thursday's match and "libertywtennis" on Instagram for live look-ins before, during and after the match at the Cook Tennis Center.
There will be no live scoring for the other two matches.
Lady Flames News and Notes
Scouting Campbell The Camels' strongest singles players so far have been Ana Castillo (6-4 spring, 5-1 No. 1 singles), Georgina Segarra (6-3 spring, 4-2 No. 6 singles) and Lou Regen (6-4 spring, 6-3 No. 3 singles). Head coach David Johnson's squad is 17-10 in doubles, this spring. The duo of Castillo and Segarra is 8-2 overall and 7-2 in the No. 2 slot. Alexandra Andrivot and Isabel Boada are 6-1 in the No. 1 position in the lineup.
Scouting Georgia State The Panthers' eight-player roster, led by third-year head coach Jason Marshall, features one freshman, four sophomores, two juniors and a senior.
Scouting VCU The Rams are equally strong in singles (41-22, .651) and doubles (20-10, .667) in the spring. VCU's top of the lineup features Anna Rasmussen (9-1 No. 1) and Paolo Delgado (8-3 No. 2). In doubles, head coach Paul Kostin's team boasts a pair of formidable duos in Marina Alcaide/Sofia Sualehe (6-2 spring, 5-2 No. 3) and Melissa Ifidhizen/Rasmussen (6-4 No. 1).
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