The Lady Flames will play at Charleston Southern and Presbyterian, this weekend.
The Liberty women's tennis team will play conference road matches at Charleston Southern (Saturday) and Presbyterian (Sunday), this weekend.
Saturday's match between Liberty and Charleston will start at noon at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex in Charleston, S.C.. Sunday's match between the Lady Flames and Presbyterian Blue Hose is slated for a noon start at the Templeton Tennis Courts in Clinton, S.C.
Liberty is currently 7-7 and 1-0 in the Big South. The Lady Flames, who have played the fewest conference matches of any Big South team so far in 2018, defeated Campbell, 7-0, on March 15 in their league opener.
Charleston Southern (8-4) enters the weekend with a 4-1 conference mark following a 4-3 loss at Campbell on Monday. Presbyterian (6-7) is still in search of their first Big South win of the year, coming into the weekend with a 0-3 mark in the conference.
Series History Charleston Southern holds a 15-6 all-time series edge over Liberty and has never lost to Liberty at home. Last year, the teams split the two meetings. The Lady Flames won the first matchup, 4-3 on April 14, 2017, which clinched a share of the Big South regular-season crown. The Buccaneers ended Liberty's season with a 4-3 win of their own in the 2017 Big South Women's Tennis Championship semifinals just eight days later (April 22).
The Lady Flames have a track record of success against the Presbyterian Blue Hose, winning nine of 10 all-time meetings. They last defeated PC, 6-1, on March 26, 2017 in Lynchburg.
How to Follow the Lady Flames There will be no live scoring for either match over the weekend. However, follow @LibertyWTennis on Twitter for match day details and a recap after each match.
Lady Flames News and Notes
Scouting Charleston Southern Head coach Mike Baker's squad is led by Sophie Cloessner with an 8-2 record in the No. 1 spot in the lineup. Valeria Koussenkova (7-3 spring, 6-2 No. 2) and Filippa Ericson (7-4 spring, 7-4 No. 3) are also consistent contributors in the upper half of the lineup. In doubles, Cloessner and Madalina Man lead the way with an 8-4 record in the No. 1 position. The Buccaneers have topped Longwood (6-1 win), UNC Asheville (5-2 win), Presbyterian (4-3 win) and Gardner-Webb (5-2 win) in Big South play.
Scouting Presbyterian The Blue Hose have dropped Big South matches to Winthrop (6-1 score), Charleston Southern (4-3 score) and Campbell (7-0 score) so far. The Blue Hose's Beth Taylor is 10-1 in spring singles play and a perfect 8-0 mark in the No. 4 position in head coach Catherine Dunagan's lineup. In doubles, Taylor and her partner Brittany Nuttall have been PC's most successful unit with a 6-2 record in the No. 3 slot.
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