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    Chase Burton

    Class: Senior Height: 6-0 Weight: 168 Previous School: Homeschooled Hometown: Naples, Fla.

    2018-19 (Jr.)
    • Honored with ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award
    • Named ASUN Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    • Selected to VaSID All-State Men’s Tennis doubles second team with partner Nicaise Muamba
    • Tabbed 2019 ITA Scholar Athlete for a third straight year
    • Honored on VaSID Academic All-State Team
    • Garnered inclusion on ASUN Academic Honor Roll
    • Earned first career national ranking, a No. 61 doubles ranking, from the ITA on March 5 with partner Nicaise Muamba
    • Served as a team captain for second straight season
    • Finished the year ranked 10th in the Atlantic Region in doubles alongside Muamba
    • Finished third on the squad with 19 singles victories, 11 of which came in the spring
    • Posted a 6-4 mark at No. 3 singles and a 4-2 record in ASUN singles contests
    • Enters senior season ranked 10th in program history with 60 career singles triumphs
    • Collected 15 doubles victories on the year, tied for the third most on the team
    • Won 11 doubles matches in the spring with Muamba
    • Picked up three ranked doubles victories on the season, defeating Virginia Tech's No. 25 Henrik Korsgaard/Alex Ribiero, William & Mary's No. 45 Tristan Bautil/Finbar Talcott and North Florida's No. 83 Nilo Duarte/Sahil Deshmukh.

    2017-18 (So.)
    • Named to Big South Conference Second Team All-Conference singles list
    • Tabbed 2018 ITA Scholar Athlete after posting a 4.0 GPA in both fall and spring semesters
    • Garnered inclusion on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
    • Served as the team captain for the season
    • Finished tied for first on the squad with 23 singles victories, 15 of which came in the spring
    • Reached the quarterfinals of the singles main draw of the ITA Atlantic Regional after winning four matches
    • Went 11-5 at No. 3 singles and 6-1 in Big South singles bouts
    • Closed the year on a seven-match winning streak, spanning from March 17-April 16
    • Tallied 16 doubles victories on the year, tied for the third most on the team
    • Notched 10 doubles triumphs in the spring, posting a 6-1 mark with partner Sam Matheson in Big South doubles matches
    • Won 41 singles matches over the past two seasons, the most of any Flames men’s tennis player in that span
     

    2016-17 (Fr.)
    • Named to Big South Conference First Team All-Conference singles list
    • Selected to the VaSID All-State Men’s Tennis singles second team, the first Flames freshman in program history to garner the distinction
    • Chosen as the Big South Freshman of the Week in back-to-back weeks (Feb. 2, Feb. 8)
    • Tabbed 2017 ITA Scholar-Athlete
    • Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll
    • Became the first Flame since Shea Thomas in 2013 to advance to the round of 16 in the singles main draw at the ITA Atlantic Regional
    • Led the squad with 18 singles victories, 13 of which came during the spring
    • Went 8-3 at No. 1 singles (fourth in Big South) and 5-2 in Big South singles competition
    • Recorded three straight singles triumphs four times
    • Closed the year by winning eight of his last 11 singles bouts
    • Collected 12 doubles victories to finish tied for the second on the team in the category
    • Posted a 10-7 mark in spring doubles matches and 5-2 mark against Big South foes
    • Represented the Liberty men’s tennis program at the ITF USA F29 Futures tournament during the fall

    Prep
    • Homeschooled
    • Listed as a five-star recruit for majority of high school career
    • Received first ATP singles ranking at age 18
    • Ranked 458 by ITF as a senior
    • ITF Copa El Salvador doubles champion as a junior
    • American Cup doubles champion as a sophomore
    • USTA Florida State doubles champion and USTA Zonals team championship first place as a sophomore

    Personal
    • Son of Jack and Jennifer Burton
    • Majoring in business administration: entrepreneurship
    • Birthday is April 22

    Player News

    Liberty Men’s Tennis Receives ITA All-Academic Team Award and Has Five Scholar-Athletes

    The Liberty men's tennis squad has earned 2020 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honors, featuring five ITA Scholar-Athletes.

    July 28, 2020

    Flames’ Burton Honored on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team®

    Liberty men's tennis senior Chase Burton has been named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's At-Large Team®.

    May 21, 2020

    Flames Earn ITA All-Academic Team Award and Feature Five Scholar-Athletes

    The Liberty Flames men's tennis team received the honor of 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team and featured five ITA Scholar-Athletes.

    July 19, 2019

    6 Flames Named to VaSID Academic All-State Team

    Chase Burton, Ervin Chang, Alicia Finnigan, Ruben Garcia, Noel Palmer and Annika Roberts have earned spots on the 2018-19 VaSID Academic All-State Team.

    July 12, 2019

    Liberty Places 3 on VaSID All-State Men’s Tennis Team

    Liberty men's tennis players Nicaise Muamba, Josh Wilson and Chase Burton each received recognition on the VaSID All-State teams, Thursday.

    June 27, 2019

    Flames’ Muamba, Wilson and Burton Listed Among Atlantic Region’s Best

    The Liberty Flames men's tennis team featured two ranked singles players and a ranked doubles team in the final Oracle/ITA Division I Regional Rankings for the Atlantic Region.

    June 17, 2019

    Burton Receives Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award

    Liberty men's tennis junior Chase Burton has earned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award.

    May 22, 2019

    Muamba, Wilson and Burton Garner ASUN Men’s Tennis Major Postseason Awards

    Liberty's Nicaise Muamba, Josh Wilson and Chase Burton were recognized on Wednesday night by the conference prior to the beginning of the 2019 ASUN Men's Tennis Championship.

    April 18, 2019

    Liberty’s Duo of Muamba and Burton Receive No. 61 National Ranking

    The Liberty doubles team of Nicaise Muamba and Chase Burton received a No. 61 doubles national ranking by the ITA this week.

    March 8, 2019

    Men’s Tennis Receives ITA All-Academic Team Honors, Places 5 as Scholar-Athletes

    Liberty men's tennis received the distinction of 2018 ITA All-Academic Team and had five players named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

    July 27, 2018

    Matheson, Burton and Schwandt Garner Big South Recognition

    Senior Sam Matheson, sophomore Chase Burton and head coach Derek Schwandt were recognized by the Big South on Monday.

    April 16, 2018

    Player Videos

    ASUN Senior Spotlight Liberty Men’s Tennis

    September 20, 2020

    My Liberty Story: Chase Burton (1-29-20)

    September 20, 2020

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