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Liberty to Host In-State Foes Radford and VCU, Monday and Wednesday

April 4, 2021  Lynchburg. Va.   RSS
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Liberty (15-4) will host Radford and VCU in non-conference action this week.

Liberty (15-4) will host Radford and VCU in non-conference action this week.

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Liberty will host a pair of in-state foes in Radford and VCU, Monday and Wednesday at the Liberty Tennis Complex.

The Lady Flames (15-4) will host former Big South foe Radford (5-8), Monday at 3 p.m. Liberty will then take on VCU (9-7) in non-conference action, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Liberty brings a perfect 7-0 home record and three-match winning streak into the week. These two matches will be the Lady Flames' first home outdoor matches of the season at the stadium courts of the Liberty Tennis Complex.

Liberty defeated North Alabama 5-2 on Saturday and Lipscomb 4-3 on Thursday in its two most recent contests.

Radford fell 4-3 at home to Charleston Southern in its most recent match. The Highlanders are 2-5 in road matches in 2021. VCU carries a three-match winning streak into Wednesday's match. The Rams bested Richmond 5-2 on the road, March 25 in their most recent action.  

Lady Flames News and Notes
• Liberty is 15-7 all-time against Radford. The two schools last faced each other on April 10, 2018 in Radford, Va., a 5-2 Liberty win in what was its final Big South regular season match prior to joining the ASUN Conference before the start of the 2018-19 season.
• The Lady Flames are 0-2 all-time versus the VCU Rams. Liberty fell 5-2 at VCU on Feb. 16, 2019 in what was the last meeting between the two squads.
• Liberty is in first place in the ASUN North Division at 5-0. Radford is in third place in the Big South with a 3-2 record. VCU is currently 3-0 in the A10.
• The Lady Flames are in the middle of a six-match homestand to wrap up regular season play. After the matches versus Radford and VCU, Liberty will welcome Bellarmine (Saturday) and Virginia Tech (April 14) to town.
• In Liberty's seven home victories, the Lady Flames have outscored their opponents 41-7.
• Liberty's Esther Lovato entered the singles national rankings at No. 123 on March 24. Lovato is currently unranked but is 18-0 in singles this season. She has won 23 straight singles matches overall, dating back to the 2020 campaign. Lovato is the fourth player in program history to be nationally ranked in singles.