ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Liberty rallied from losing the doubles points and captured four singles match, two in three sets, as the Lady Flames downed UNC Asheville 4-3 in Big South Conference women's tennis action at the ARC Thursday afternoon.
The Bulldogs (6-4, 0-1 BSC) captured the doubles points in exciting fashion. Asheville won at #1 flight behind the play of Zoe Hamel and Erickia Rivero, 8-4 before Liberty got a win at #2 flight from Jesse Boda and Brittany Yang, 8-4. The point would come down to the #3 flight and Asheville won the final two games to win the match and point, 8-6. Sophomore Amryn Soldier and freshman Gillian Lewis earned the win for the Blue & White.
Liberty began to rally in singles. Cameron Richrad of LU defeated Zoe Hamel at #1 flight, 6-2, 6-3 and then Rebekah Jenkins from Liberty won at #2 over Emily McNall, 6-1, 6-0.
Rivero came back for the Bulldogs winning at #3 over Yang, 6-4, 6-3.
Liberty was able to win the match with two three-set wins at #4 and #5. Nicola Wellmen rallied past Soldier, 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 at #4. Valerie Thong then edged Christina Boissevain, 6-4, 1-6-, 6-4 to get Liberty its fourth point.
Lewis won a three-set match for the Bulldogs at #6 as she downed Annisha Domenech, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Asheville is back in action on Saturday when the Bulldogs host North Carolina Central at the ARC starting at 11 a.m.
Liberty 4, UNC Asheville 3
Mar 07, 2013 at Asheville, N.C. (ARC Downtown)
|1. RICHARD, Cameron (LIBERTYW) def. HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) 6-2, 6-3|
|2. JENKINS, Rebekah (LIBERTYW) def. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 6-1, 6-0|
|3. RIVERO, Erickia (ASHW) def. YANG, Brittany (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. WELLMAN, Nicola (LIBERTYW) def. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 0-6, 6-2, 6-1|
|5. THONG, Valerie (LIBERTYW) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4|
|6. LEWIS, Gillian (ASHW) def. DOMENECH, Annisha (LIBERTYW) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|1. RIVERO, Erickia/HAMEL, Zoe (ASHW) def. JENKINS, Rebekah/WELLMAN, Nicola (LIBERTYW) 8-4|
|2. BODA, Jessie/YANG, Brittany (LIBERTYW) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin/MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 8-4|
|3. LEWIS, Gillian/SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) def. THONG, Valerie/RICHARD, Cameron (LIBERTYW) 8-6|
|Liberty 4-5, 2-2 BSC|
|UNC Asheville 6-4, 0-1 BSC|