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Liberty Downs Longwood, 5-2

March 30, 2010  Farmville, Va.  RSS
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Louis Steyn

Louis Steyn

The Liberty Flames men's tennis team continued its outstanding play, running their winning streak to four straight contests, with a 5-2 win over the Longwood Lancers, at the Longwood Tennis Courts.

The Flames, 10-7, have won nine out of their last 11 matches. Longwood falls to 5-8.

Liberty opened the match by collecting the doubles point, with two wins. Siim Tuus and Tristan Stayt defeated Marc Ferrigno and Milo Barajas-Alexander in the No. 1 contest, 8-4. Louis Steyn and Juan Reyes picked up the second Flames victory at No. 3, with an 8-4 win. The senior pairing remained unbeaten with the win, running its record to 8-0 for the spring.

The Flames followed their success in doubles, by recording wins in singles contests, No. 3-6, for the 5-2 win. Five of the six match-ups were decided in three sets, with the Flames' Giancarlo Lemmi, the only winner in straight sets. Lemmi recorded his 10th win of the year in the No. 3 spot in the Liberty line-up, 6-0, 6-4, over Lancer Bruno Orlandini .

Steyn won for the seventh consecutive outing, dropping David Cardoso, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, in the No. 5 spot. Reyes clinched the victory for Flames in the No. 6 contest, rallying from a set down for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Adham Halabi. Chad Simpson rounded out the Liberty singles winners, with a 7-5, 3-6, 16-14 victory at the No. 4 spot over Billy Heird.

Liberty takes a break from action until April 10, when it hosts Radford at the LU Tennis Courts. Match time is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Liberty 5, Longwood 2
1. Marc Ferrigno (LONGWOOD) def. TUUS, Siim (LIBERTY) 0-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Nobu Tanaka (LONGWOOD) def. STAYT, Tristan (LIBERTY) 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
3. LEMMI, Giancarlo (LIBERTY) def. Bruno Orlandini (LONGWOOD) 6-0, 6-4
4. SIMPSON, Chad (LIBERTY) def. Billy Heird (LONGWOOD) 7-5, 3-6, 16-14
5. STEYN, Louis (LIBERTY) def. David Cardoso (LONGWOOD) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
6. REYES, Juan (LIBERTY) def. Adham Halabi (LONGWOOD) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

1. TUUS, Siim/STAYT, Tristan (LIBERTY) def. Marc Ferrigno/M. Barajas-Alexander (LONGWOOD) 8-4
2. Billy Heird/Adham Halabi (LONGWOOD) def. LEMMI, Giancarlo/SIMPSON, Chad (LIBERTY) 9-7
3. STEYN, Louis/REYES, Juan (LIBERTY) def. David Cardoso/Nobu Tanaka (LONGWOOD) 8-4