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    Liberty Tops Longwood 4-0 to Sweep Saturday Doubleheader

    Jan 28, 2023 | Lynchburg Va | Women's Tennis

    The Liberty Lady Flames topped former Big South foe, the Longwood Lancers, by a score of 4-0 on Saturday evening at the Liberty Indoor Tennis Center.

    Liberty bolsters its record to 3-1 this season. Meanwhile, Longwood slips to 0-3. The match was Liberty’s 12th straight win against Longwood. The Flames own a 17-4 record versus the Lancers.

    Saturday night’s match was the second of a doubleheader for Liberty following a 4-2 win over East Carolina earlier in the day.

    Liberty 4, Longwood 0

    Singles Competition

    1. M. Juliana P. Romero (LIBERTYW) def. Emma Nurgazieva (LWU) 6-0, 6-0
    2. Alexandra Almborg (LIBERTYW) vs. Karina Rizvanova (LWU) 6-5, unfinished
    3. Marina Davtyan (LIBERTYW) def. Maria Saez (LWU) 6-0, 6-0
    4. Esther Lovato (LIBERTYW) def. Wiktoria Czerny (LWU) 6-0, 2-0, retired
    5. Tiffany Nguyen (LIBERTYW) vs. Nina Hederich (LWU) 6-0, 5-1, unfinished
    6. Elsa Kirch (LIBERTYW) vs. Zoe Barton (LWU) 6-5, unfinished

    Doubles Competition

    1. M. Juliana P. Romero/Marina Davtyan (LIBERTYW) def. Emma Nurgazieva/Karina Rizvanova (LWU) 6-1
    2. Tiffany Nguyen/Micaela Ode Mitre (LIBERTYW) def. Maria Saez/Nina Hederich (LWU) 6-0
    3. Maretha Burger/Bruna Sampaio (LIBERTYW) vs. Wiktoria Czerny/Zoe Barton (LWU) 5-2, unfinished

    Liberty 3-1
    Longwood 0-3
    Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (4,1,3)
    Official: Zimmerman/Mayrosh T-1:31

    How It Happened
    • Liberty got the first point of the match by winning doubles matches on courts two and one, respectively. Liberty’s doubles were led by the No. 2 pairing of Tiffany Nguyen and Micaela Ode Mitre, defeating Longwood’s Maria Saez and Nina Hederich 6-0.
    • The Lady Flames’ Maria Juliana Parra Romero and Marina Davtyan clinched the doubles session with a 6-1 triumph over the Lancers’ Emma Nurgazieva and Karina Rizvanova.
    • The Lady Flames’ first singles point was won by Liberty’s No. 1 Maria Juliana Parra Romero over Longwood’s Emma Nurgazieva, giving the hosts a 2-0 edge. Parra Romero did not drop a game in her match, winning 6-0, 6-0. The sophomore was 2-0 in singles today and is 4-0 in the No. 1 position, this spring.
    • Liberty’s Esther Lovato won her match over Wiktoria Czerny at No. 4 singles Lovato claimed the first set 6-2 and led 2-0 in the second when Czerny retired.
    • The clinching fourth point of the match came from Liberty’s No. 2 Marina Davytan, who didn’t drop a game to Longwood’s Maria Saez (6-0, 6-0 win).

    Next Up
    • The Lady Flames are on the road next week to face Michigan State (1-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the MSU Indoor Tennis Center.
    • This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

    Main Photo at Top of Story: Tiffany Nguyen