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) 

Singles competition
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

Doubles competition
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

Match Notes
Liberty 4-5, 2-2 BSC
UNC Asheville 6-4, 0-1 BSC