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Arizona Defeats Liberty, Saturday

February 23, 2019  Tucson, Ariz.  RSS
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Liberty fell to Arizona, Saturday in Tucson.

Liberty fell to Arizona, Saturday in Tucson.

The Arizona Wildcats bested the Liberty Lady Flames 4-0, Saturday at the Robson Tennis Center.

Arizona, which also defeated Sacramento State earlier today, moves to 5-3 on the year. Liberty is now 3-5 after the loss. The Lady Flames split a doubleheader today with the Grand Canyon Antelopes (4-1 win earlier) and Arizona Wildcats.

Arizona 4, Liberty 0

Singles Competition
1. Emma Wilson (ARIZ) def. #107 Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) 1-6, 6-0, 6-3
2. Camila Wesbrooks (ARIZ) vs. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) 6-7, 7-6, 2-0, unfinished
3. Talya Zandberg (ARIZ) def. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Gitte Heynemans (ARIZ) def. Alexandra Almborg (LIBERTYW) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Csenge Furak (ARIZ) vs. Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 4-6, 4-5, unfinished
6. Sophia Thomas (ARIZ) vs. Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) 7-6, 5-6, unfinished

Doubles Competition
1. Emma Wilson/Sophia Thomas (ARIZ) def. Lara Soares/Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) 6-4
2. Camila Wesbrooks/Gitte Heynemans (ARIZ) def. Nasha Ghajar/Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) 6-3
3. Talya Zandberg/Csenge Furak (ARIZ) vs. Ashley Bongart/Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) 5-6, unfinished

Liberty 3-5
Arizona 5-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,3,4)

Thoughts From Head Coach Jeff Maren
"We continuously put ourselves in a position to win games, sets and matches against a strong Arizona team but came up short too often. We'll learn from this one and get better."

How It Happened

  • The host Wildcats won at No. 2 and No. 1 doubles, in that order, to secure the doubles point. Camila Wesbrooks and Gitte Heynemans (No. 2 doubles) topped Liberty sophomores Nasha Ghajar and Grace Hashiguchi 6-3, followed by a 6-4 triumph from Emma Wilson and Sophia Thomas (No. 1 doubles) against Lady Flames seniors Lara Soares and Maria Medina.
  • In singles, wins from Wilson (No. 1), Talya Zandberg (No. 3) and Heynemans (No. 4) lifted Arizona to the 4-0 win. Wilson came back to beat No. 107 Bongart in straight sets (1-6, 6-0, 6-3), and Zandberg won in two sets over Medina (6-1, 7-6 (5)). Like her teammate Wilson, Heynemans also won in come-from-behind fashion over Alexandra Almborg, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
  • Saturday marked the first-ever meeting in women's tennis between Arizona and Liberty.


Next Up

  • Liberty will not compete again until March 3 at James Madison (1 p.m.). The Lady Flames are 5-6 all-time against the Dukes.