Sturgill won a three-set match in helping the Flames to victory, Friday.
he Liberty Flames men's tennis team earned its first win of 2019 in comeback fashion, defeated the Drexel Dragons 4-3 on Friday morning in non-conference action at the Hecht Tennis Center.
With Liberty trailing Drexel 3-2 in the match, Ian Sturgill and Nicaise Muamba won their respective three-set singles matches to give the Flames a 4-3 victory over the Dragons in the neutral-site showdown.
Liberty is now 1-1 on the year. Drexel falls to 0-4 with the narrow loss.
Liberty 4, Drexel 3
Singles Competition 1. Nicaise Muamba (LIBERTYM) def. Alvaro Cruz Chamorro (DREXEL) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 2. Sinan Orhon (DREXEL) def. Eddie Gutierrez (LIBERTYM) 6-2, 6-3 3. Ian Sturgill (LIBERTYM) def. Sanil Jagtiani (DREXEL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 4. Youssef Lahlou (DREXEL) def. William Barker (LIBERTYM) 6-3, 6-4 5. Josh Wilson (LIBERTYM) def. Xandy Hammitt (DREXEL) 7-5, 6-1 6. Chase Burton (LIBERTYM) def. Juan Manuel Sanchez (DREXEL) 7-5, 6-1
Doubles Competition 1. Nicaise Muamba/Chase Burton (LIBERTYM) def. Sinan Orhon/Djordje Janackovic (DREXEL) 6-3 2. Xandy Hammitt/Sanil Jagtiani (DREXEL) def. Josh Wilson/Steve Mundt (LIBERTYM) 7-6 (7-3) 3. Alvaro Cruz Chamorro/Juan Manuel Sanchez (DREXEL) def. Eddie Gutierrez/Ian Sturgill (LIBERTYM) 6-3
Liberty 1-1 Drexel 0-4 Order of finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); Singles (6, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1)
Thoughts From Head Coach Derek Schwandt "We always have to be ready for a fight. Credit to Ian and Nicaise for pulling through for the team."
How It Happened
.@LUMensTennis get a 4-3 win vs. Drexel to kick off the weekend of #ASUNMTen action! Congrats to the Flames for their first victory as members of the ASUN #ASUNBuilt #GoFlames pic.twitter.com/uW2owvC6aU — #ASUNTennis (@ASUNTennis) January 25, 2019
.@LUMensTennis get a 4-3 win vs. Drexel to kick off the weekend of #ASUNMTen action! Congrats to the Flames for their first victory as members of the ASUN #ASUNBuilt #GoFlames pic.twitter.com/uW2owvC6aU