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Flames Post Solid Win in Florida

March 17, 2008  Port St. Lucie, Fla.   RSS
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Leadro Schujmann was one of three dual winners for the Flames on Monday.

Leadro Schujmann was one of three dual winners for the Flames on Monday.

After a narrow loss to UNC Wilmington just two days before, the Flames played their first match of their Spring Break tournament in Port St. Lucie, Fla., against the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish, Monday. Although the Sailfish came into the contest ranked No. 35 in Division II, Liberty managed to solidly win its first match of the week, 4-3.

The Sailfish struck first with an 8-4 win in No.1 Doubles. The duo of Jarda Trojan and Leandro Schujmann responded in No. 2 doubles by defeating Palm Beach's Paul Segodo and Frankie Moulton 8-6. Liberty's Chad Simpson and Juan Reyes performed well against their No. 3 doubles opponents, securing the point with an 8-1 victory.

In tightly contested singles action, Liberty and Palm Beach split the six matches. The Sailfish captured early points in both No.1 and No. 2 singles. In No. 3 singles, Trojan defeated Lukas Colombo in straight sets 6-2, 6-0. Trojan's doubles partner, Schjumann also became a dual winner with a straight set victory over Moulton, 6-3, 6-1. Reyes produced a similar result for the Flames in No. 5 singles as he defeated Palm Beach's John Tiliton 6-2, 6-3, giving Liberty the victory.

With one victory under their belt this week, the Flames, 2-6, look to continue the trend, as they play two matches on Tuesday. In the first match, Liberty will battle the Broncos of Hastings at 9 a.m., followed by an evening match with McMurray at 5 p.m.

Liberty 4, Palm Beach 3

1. Brock Newton/John Tilton (PBA) d. Sebastian Pena/Rafael Riso (LU) 8-4
2. Jarda Trojan/Leandro Schujmann (LU) d. Paul Segodo/Frankie Moulton (PBA) 8-6
3. Chad Simpson/Juan Reyes (LU) d. Lukas Colombo/James Buerkle (PBA) 8-1

1. Brock Newton (PBA) d. Chad Simpson (LU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Paul Segodo (PBA) d. Sebastian Pena (LU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Jarda Trojan (LU) d. Lukas Colombo (PBA) 6-2, 6-0
4. Leandro Schujmann (LU) d. Frankie Moulton (PBA) 6-3, 6-1
5. Juan Reyes (LU) d. John Tilton (PBA) 6-2, 6-3
6. James Buerkle (PBA) d. Rafael Riso (LU) 6-4, 6-1