Liberty won its inaugural ASUN match 5-2 at Kennesaw State, Saturday.
Liberty had a strong showing in its first-ever ASUN Conference match on Saturday evening, picking up a 5-2 road win over host Kennesaw State at the Betty Siegel Tennis Courts.
The Flames improve their overall record to 7-9 overall and 1-0 in the ASUN. Liberty has won three of its last four matches dating back to March 3. Meanwhile, the Owls fall to 6-9 on the year and 0-1 in the ASUN and see a two-match winning streak ended.
Liberty has defeated Kennesaw State in each of the past two seasons.
Liberty 5, Kennesaw State 2
Singles Competition 1. Fermin Calvo Barcelo (KSU) def. #101 Nicaise Muamba (LIBERTYM) 6-4, 6-4 2. Josh Wilson (LIBERTYM) def. Lucas deTorres Curth (KSU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 3. Chase Burton (LIBERTYM) def. Bryan Triana (KSU) 6-4, 7-6 4. Ian Sturgill (LIBERTYM) def. Gaston Muhammad (KSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 5. Eddie Gutierrez (LIBERTYM) def. Sebastian Osorio (KSU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 6. Kevin Patel (KSU) def. Steve Mundt (LIBERTYM) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles Competition 1. Nicaise Muamba/Chase Burton (LIBERTYM) def. Bryan Triana/Drew Lahey (KSU) 7-5 2. Gaston Muhammad/Fermin Calvo Barcelo (KSU) vs. Josh Wilson/Ian Sturgill (LIBERTYM) 5-6, unfinished 3. Vince Salas/Steve Mundt (LIBERTYM) def. Lucas deTorres Curth/Kevin Patel (KSU) 6-4
Liberty 7-9, 1-0 ASUN Kennesaw State 6-9, 0-1 ASUN Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,3,4,1,2,5)
Thoughts From Head Coach Derek Schwandt "We fought hard as one unit tonight and played disciplined ball."
How It Happened