Bulldogs post 5-4 victory
Monday, March 30, 2009
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won singles matches in straight sets at the top four positions, defeating Lake Land College, 5-4, Monday in men’s tennis action at the CU Tennis Courts.
Cumberland (4-4) played its first match in 22 days. The last five CU matches have been canceled because of rain and/or cold weather.
Lake Land College won two of the three doubles outings, starting at No. 1 with Punsisi Dayaratne and Josh Patrick defeating Slava Glebov and Felipe Oliveira, 8-3. CU’s Na’im Azhar and Devin Crotzer won 8-1 at No. 2 over Chad Melcher and Lee Buehnerkemper, but LLC’s Chris Duvall and Andy Buscher posted a 9-7 triumph over Kody Horne and Johannes Jonsson at No. 3.
In singles the Bulldogs recovered with four wins in straight sets to post the team victory.
Glebov defeated Dayaratne, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1, while Azhar posted a 6-1, 6-2, triumph over Patrick at No. 2. Oliveira won 6-2, 6-2, over Melcher at No. 3 and Horne defeated Buehnerkemper, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4.
LLC’s Duvall posted a 6-2, 6-4, victory at No. 5 against Crotzer, and Buscher won 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6 over Jonsson.
Cumberland plays at Martin Methodist in a men’s and women’s match on April 7 at 2:30 p.m.
Cumberland 5, Lake Land College 4
1. Slava Glebov (CU) def. Punsisi Dayaratne (LLC), 6-1, 6-3
2. Na’im Azhar (CU) def. Josh Patrick (LLC), 6-1, 6-2
3. Felipe Oliveira (CU) def. Chad Melcher (LLC), 6-2, 6-2
4. Kody Horne (CU) def. Lee Buehnerkemper (LLC), 6-2, 6-1
5. Chris Duvall (LLC) def. Devin Crotzer (CU), 6-2, 6-4
6. Andy Buscher (LLC) def. Johannes Jonsson (CU), 6-1, 6-0
1. Dayaratne-Patrick (LLC) def. Glebov-Oliveira (CU), 8-3
2. Azhar-Crotzer (CU) def. Melcher-Buehnerkemper (LLC), 8-1
3. Duvall-Buscher (LLC) def. Horne-Jonsson (CU), 9-7