Bulldogs end season with 5-4 loss
Friday, April 17, 2009
LEBANON, Tenn. – Na’im Azhar and Felipe Oliveira won their singles and doubles matches, but McKendree University posted four singles victories in a 5-4 win over Cumberland in men’s tennis action at the NAIA Qualifying Tournament Friday in Springfield, Ill. The loss ends Cumberland’s season after the Bulldogs posted a 4-8 record.
 
The Bulldogs won two of the doubles matches, with Slava Glebov and Azhar defeating Paulo Goncalves and Davi Venditto, 8-4, at No. 1 and Oliveira and Devin Crotzer posting an 8-5 victory over Daniel Gonzalez and Patrick Rosa at No. 2. McKendree’s Evgeniy Nigmatyanou and Doug Mennerick won 8-0 at No. 3 against Kody Horne and Johannes Jonsson.
 
In singles McKendree won the four singles outings, all in straight sets, to post the victory.
 
Azhar won 6-2, 6-2, over Rosa at No. 2 and Oliveira posted a 7-6 (2), 6-4, victory against Mennerick at No. 4. McKendree’s Nigmatyanou defeated Glebov, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1, while Gonzalez won 6-0, 6-2, over Horne at No. 3. Goncalves posted a 6-2, 6-1, victory at No. 5 against Jonsson, and Venditto defeated Crotzer, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 6.
 
McKendree Univ. 5, Cumberland 4
SINGLES
1. Evgeniy Nigmatyanou (MCK) def. Slava Glebov (CU), 6-3, 6-4
2. Na’im Azhar (CU) def. Patrick Rosa (MCK), 6-2, 6-2
3. Daniel Gonzalez (MCK) def. Kody Horne (CU), 6-0, 6-2
4. Felipe Oliveira (CU) def. Doug Mennerick (MCK), 7-6 (2), 6-4
5. Paulo Goncalves (MCK) def. Johannes Jonsson (CU), 6-2, 6-1
6. Davi Venditto (MCK) def. Devin Crotzer (CU), 6-2, 6-2
 
DOUBLES
1. Glebov-Azhar (CU) def. Goncalves-Venditto (MCK), 8-4
2. Oliveira-Crotzer (CU) def. Gonzalez-Rosa (MCK), 8-5
3. Mennerick-Nigmatyanou (MCK) def. Horne-Jonsson (CU), 8-0