Lady Flames Tennis to Face North Alabama, Central Arkansas in Road ASUN Matches
Liberty will be back on the road for ASUN matches at North Alabama and Central Arkansas over the weekend.
The Lady Flames (13-5, 3-1 ASUN) will square off with UNA (2-14, 0-3 ASUN), Friday afternoon. First serve is 3 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Central) at the UNA Varsity Tennis Courts in Florence, Ala.
Liberty will then head to Conway, Ark. for a match against ASUN leader Central Arkansas (11-4, 3-0 ASUN). The contest will start at noon Eastern (11 a.m. Central) at the UCA Tennis Courts.
The Lady Flames are currently tied for second in the ASUN standings with FGCU at 3-1, but the Eagles defeated the Lady Flames 4-3 this spring. Central Arkansas (UCA) is the only ASUN team without a loss (3-0) and has victories over Lipscomb, Jacksonville State and North Alabama.
Lady Flames News and Notes
• The Lady Flames are 3-0 all-time against the UNA Lions. Liberty defeated UNA twice in 2021, both by 5-2 scores.
• Sunday’s match between Liberty and Central Arkansas will be the first meeting between the two squads in women’s tennis. The UCA Bears are in their first year in the ASUN.
• Liberty earned a pair of 6-1 ASUN wins last weekend at home, defeating Jacksonville State (Friday) and Lipscomb (Sunday).
• In singles, Liberty has been led by sophomore Esther Lovato (23 wins) and Maria Juliana Parra Romero (22 wins). If Lovato and Parra Romero both reach 25 wins, they would be the two Liberty teammates in program history to win 25 matches or more in the same season.
• The Lady Flames have won the doubles point in six straight matches, a streak which began on March 13. The last time Liberty dropped the doubles point was on March 5 at William & Mary.
• Since starting the season with a 2-3 record, Liberty has won 12 of its last 14 matches.
• The Lady Flames hold a 15-2 all-time mark in ASUN regular season play. Liberty’s only two conference regular season losses have been to FGCU, both on the road.
• With 14 wins so far this spring, Liberty is five wins away from matching the program record, 19, set in 2015. The Lady Flames have five regular season matches remaining plus postseason competition.