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Flames Edged on the Road 4-3

March 14, 2008  Wilmington, N.C  RSS
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Senior Jarda Trojan was one of two dual winners on the day for Liberty.

Senior Jarda Trojan was one of two dual winners on the day for Liberty.

After having one match postponed and another canceled over the past week, the Liberty men's tennis team returned to action, Friday, traveling to North Carolina to take on the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. Despite a solid performance by Liberty early on, the Seahawks managed to edge the Flames 4-3.

After dropping the No. 1 doubles contest, Liberty bounced back in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to capture the doubles point.. The duo of Jarda Trojan and Leandro Schujmann went down to the wire with Wilmington's No. 2 doubles tandem, winning in the tiebreak 9-8(10). In No. 3 doubles, Chad Simpson and Juan Reyes defeated Illia Ziamtsou and Alex Antunes 8-5 to secure the point for Liberty.

Hoping to continue its momentum in singles action, the Flames saw the host Seahawks rebound to take four of the six matches for a narrow victory. In No. 3 singles, Trojan was one of Liberty's two dual winners on the day, defeating Ziamtsou in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Juan Reyes also was a dual winner, as he defeated Wilmington's Michael Zurawell 6-2, 6-1 in No. 6 singles.

Liberty now heads to Port St. Lucie, Florida, for a Spring Break tournament and four days of matches, March 16-19. Match times and opponents are to be announced.

UNC Wilmington 4, Liberty 3

1. Michael Pereira/Kinshuk Sharma (UNCW) d. Sebastian Pena/Rafael Riso (LU) 8-6
2. Jarda Trojan/Leandro Schujmann (LU) d. Gustavo Bertei/Bryan Ford (UNCW) 9-8(10)
3. Chad Simpson/Juan Reyes (LU) d. Illia Ziamtsou/Alex Antunes (UNCW) 8-5

1.Gustavo Bertei (UNCW) d. Sebastian Pena (LU) 3-6,6-4,7-6(4)
2.Michael Pereira (UNCW) d. Chad Simpson (LU) 6-1,6-3
3. Jarda Trojan (LU) d. Illia Ziamtsou (UNCW) 6-2,6-3
4. Kinshuk Sharma (UNCW) d. Leandro Schujmann (LU) 7-5,6-3
5. Alex Wetherell (UNCW) d. Rafael Riso (LU) 6-1,6-2
6. Juan Reyes (LU) d. Michael Zurawell (UNCW) 6-2,6-1