Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Liberty Garners No. 8 Seed for Upcoming Big South Men's Tennis Championship

2017 Big South Men's Tennis Championship Bracket

The Liberty men's tennis team was tabbed as the No. 8 seed for next week's 2017 Big South Men's Tennis Championship.

The Flames (7-14, 0-7 Big South) will face off with the No. 1 seed Presbyterian Blue Hose in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, April 19, at 9 a.m. Presbyterian (14-10) earned the top seed by going 6-1 in Big South action for their first regular-season title since 2014. Liberty and Presbyterian met on April 1 in Lynchburg, a match won, 6-1, by the Blue Hose.

The Flames were pegged as the No. 8 seed for next week's 2017 Big South Men's Tennis Championship.
The 2017 Big South Men's Tennis Championship will be contested next Wednesday through Friday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Big South tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship.

Gardner-Webb earned the No. 2 seed with a 5-2 mark in conference, while Campbell was pegged the No. 3 seed with a 5-2 record. The Runnin' Bulldogs topped the Camels in their regular season meeting.

Longwood and Winthrop both finished with identical 4-3 records in league play, but Longwood took the head-to-head matchup between the two teams to claim the No. 4 seed. Winthrop, the No. 5 seed, will meet Longwood in the quarterfinals.

Radford lands the No. 6 seed on the basis of its 3-4 conference record, while UNC Asheville comes in at No. 7 with a 1-6 Big South mark.

Should Liberty defeat No. 1 seed Presbyterian on Wednesday, they would move on to face the winner of No. 4 Longwood and No. 5 Winthrop on Thursday at noon. The championship match will be contested on April 21 at 4 p.m.

2017 Big South Men's Tennis Championship     
Wednesday, April 19 – Quarterfinals
Match 1:  No. 1 Presbyterian College vs. No. 8 Liberty, 9 a.m.

Match 2:  No. 2 Gardner-Webb vs. No. 7 UNC Asheville, 9 a.m.
Match 3:  No. 4 Longwood vs. No. 5 Winthrop, 12 p.m.
Match 4:  No. 3 Campbell vs. No. 6 Radford, 12 p.m.
Thursday, April 20 – Semifinals
Match 5:  Match 1 winner vs. Match 3 winner, 12 p.m.
Match 6:  Match 2 winner vs. Match 4 winner, 12 p.m.
Friday, April 21 – Championship
Match 7:  Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner, 4 p.m.

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