Liberty (9-7, 3-0 BSC) will take on Asheville, Winthrop and Roanoke, this weekend.
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After opening the year 3-0 in conference play, Liberty (9-7, 3-0 Big South) will welcome a pair of Big South foes and a non-conference opponent to Lynchburg on Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Flames will host UNC Asheville (9-6, 2-2 Big South) in a televised conference match on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Cook Tennis Center.
On Saturday, Liberty will take on Big South leader Winthrop (12-4, 6-0 Big South) at 10 a.m., followed by a 3 p.m. match against Roanoke (7-1, 2-1 ODAC).
Series History The Lady Flames are 14-4 all-time against Asheville. They most recently bested the Bulldogs, 6-1, on Feb. 18, 2017 in Asheville, N.C.
Winthrop, which has captured 14 of the past 16 Big South Women's Tennis Championship titles, including the past two (2016, 2017), has taken 22 of 23 all-time meetings from Liberty. The Eagles bested the Lady Flames, 5-2, in 2017 (April 1).
While the two schools are only separated by about an hour, Liberty and Roanoke have never met in a women's tennis match.
How to Follow the Lady Flames A live video stream of the match, courtesy of the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN), will be available for Friday's Liberty-UNC Asheville match on the Big South network. Live scoring for all three matches will be provided by Liberty Athletics Communications. Find the links for live video and live scoring on the women's tennis schedule page on LibertyFlames.com.
For social media updates before, during and after each match, follow @LibertyWTennis on Twitter and "libertywtennis" on Instagram.
Lady Flames News and Notes
Scouting UNC Asheville The Bulldogs, coached by Lise Gregory, have defeated Gardner-Webb and Longwood in conference play and lost to Charleston Southern and Winthrop. Their doubles unit of Hannah Francisco and Kylee Shipley are 12-3 in the No. 1 slot, good for the second-best record in the Big South. In singles, Emily Sidor (10-4 overall, 7-2 No. 2) has the best record for Asheville, followed by Shipley (10-5 overall, 9-5 No. 1).
Scouting Winthrop The Eagles are led by Lauren Proctor, the 26th-ranked player in the country in singles. Proctor is 12-2 in the No. 1 singles position and 14-0 at No. 1 doubles with her partner, Megan Kauffman. Proctor and Kauffman are the No. 54 doubles duo in the nation.
Head coach Cid Carvalho's squad also features Alisa Soloveva (13-2, 12-2 No. 2 singles), Aida Kelic (10-6 overall, 9-6 No. 5 singles) and the doubles pairing of Soloveva and Tayla Van Eck (8-3 No. 2 doubles).
Scouting Roanoke The Maroons, coached by Daniel Ragsdale, are currently 7-1 overall and will face Sweet Briar on Friday prior to coming to Lynchburg on Saturday. The Maroons' back half of the singles lineup has been strong, with Carolyn Kitsock (6-1 No. 5) and Tracy Kile (5-1 No. 6) leading the charge. Avery Smith is 6-1 overall in singles between the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Kitsock and Janny Alvarado are 4-0 so far in doubles.
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