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Medina, Anderson to Play in Finals Following Wins at Rebel Invite

November 10, 2018  Las Vegas, Nev.  RSS
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Medina will contend for a doubles and singles title on Sunday at the UNLV Rebel Invite.

Medina will contend for a doubles and singles title on Sunday at the UNLV Rebel Invite.

Liberty's doubles team of Maria Medina and Rebekah Anderson will play for a doubles title on Sunday, following their victory in Saturday's semifinals on day two of the UNLV Rebel Invite at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Additionally, Medina will contend for her second singles title of the fall, as she is slotted in tomorrow's Flight Five championship match. The Lady Flames won three total matches on day two.

Medina and Anderson, both seniors, will compete for the title in the Flight Three doubles division against host UNLV's Izumi Asano and Samantha Li, Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. The Lady Flames' pairing qualified for the final by virtue of a 6-4 victory over Texas A&M's Katya Townsend and Jessica Anzo.

Meanwhile, Medina is set for a showdown versus Dorothy Faa Hviding of Texas A&M on Sunday at 2 p.m. Eastern. Medina, who hails from Venezuela, knocked off the Rebels' Li in straight sets (6-1, 7-6) to reach the final.

She won the first singles title of her Liberty career on Sept. 30 at the Hokie Fall Invite and also appeared in the doubles final with Lara Soares on that same day.

Playing in the Flight Two singles division, junior Kalani Soli defeated Purdue's Ena Babic in a backdraw match, 6-2, 6-0 on Saturday. She will square off against Sophie Clark of Iowa in tomorrow's consolation final.

Both Anderson (Flight Six) and fellow senior Soares (Flight Three) lost their semifinal matches on Saturday, but both players will compete for third place on Sunday. Soares and her doubles partner, Soli, lost 7-6 to Purdue's Seira Shimizu and Caitlin Calkins in the Flight Two doubles semifinals and will also try for third place tomorrow.

The third and final day of competition in Las Vegas, Nev., will begin on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern. It will feature doubles and singles finals across nine total divisions (three doubles, six singles).