Lindsey Wilson claims 7-2 win versus Phoenix
Monday, April 15, 2019
Lindsey Wilson claims 7-2 win versus Phoenix
Stefanie Navaratnam won at No. 6 singles in CU's loss Monday against Lindsey Wilson. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Lindsey Wilson swept the doubles and won the first four singles matches en route to a 7-2 victory over No. 21 Cumberland in women’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

The Phoenix (10-6, 3-3 Mid-South) end the regular season fourth in the league standings.

The Blue Raiders (8-5, 6-0) started with three doubles wins, as Lucia Mora and Steffi McDonald posted an 8-2 victory at No. 2 over Ana María Collazos and Marianela Landi and 18th-ranked Alexandra Parra and Lina Sachica won by the same score at No. 1 versus seventh-ranked Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Jessica Hernandez.

Carla Alibert and Gabriella Pedroza outlasted Kylie Humphrey and Stefanie Navaratnam, 9-7, in a tiebreaker at No. 3.

Sachica, ranked 33rd nationally in singles, collected a 6-4, 6-0, decision at No. 2 versus No. 11 Garijo Garrido and 25th-ranked Parra defeated No. 27 Hernandez, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1, clinching the match for Lindsey Wilson.

McDonald led 6-0, 4-1, at No. 4 when Ksenija Dmitrovic retired and Mora registered a 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, victory at No. 3 against Landi.

Cumberland’s wins came at the bottom two spots, with Humphrey leading, 6-0, 1-0, at No. 5 when Alibert retired and Navaratnam ahead 6-1, 2-1, at No. 6 when Pedroza also retired.

#14 Lindsey Wilson 7, #21 Cumberland University 2
SINGLES

1. #25 Alexandra Parra (LWC) def. #27 Jessica Hernandez (CU), 6-4, 6-3
2. #33 Lina Sachica (LWC) def. #11 Ainhoa Garijo Garrido (CU), 6-4, 6-0
3. Lucia Mora (LWC) def. Marianela Landi (CU), 7-6, 6-7, 7-5
4. Steffi McDonald (LWC) def. Ksenija Dmitrovic (CU), 6-0, 4-1, retired
5. Kylie Humphrey (CU) def. Carla Alibert (LWC), 6-0, 1-0, retired
6. Stefanie Navaratnam (CU) def. Gabriella Pedroza (LWC), 6-1, 2-1, retired

DOUBLES
1. #18 Parra-Sachica (LWC) def. #7 Hernandez-Garijo Garrido (CU), 8-2
2. Mora-McDonald (LWC) def. Ana María Collazos-Landi (CU), 8-2
3. Alibert-Pedroza (LWC) def. Humphrey-Navaratnam (CU), 9-8 (7)
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,1,4,3,5,6)