CU men defeat UC, fall to EKU
Saturday, February 21, 2009
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept all six singles matches en route to a 7-2 victory over the University of the Cumberlands and then was swept in singles in a 7-0 loss to Eastern Kentucky Saturday in men’s tennis action in Richmond, Ky.
 
The Bulldogs (1-3) defeated the University of the Cumberlands early in the afternoon before losing to Eastern Kentucky Saturday evening.
 
CU won one doubles match and all six singles outings against the University of the Cumberlands, including three matches in three sets.
 
Na’im Azhar defeated Oscar Panteja, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2, Devin Crotzer won 7-5, 6-2, against Aaron Ngiam at No. 4 and Kody Horne picked up a 6-1, 6-4, triumph over Andrew Hill at No. 6.
 
Slava Glebov posted his second three-set victory this season with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, triumph over Higor Silva at No. 1. Felipe Oliveira defeated David Fei at No. 3, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1, and Johannes Jonsson went the distance literally at No. 5 against Jerrid Neeley, winning 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5).
 
In doubles Azhar and Crotzer defeated Ngiam and Neeley, 8-0, at No. 2, but the Patriots won at Nos. 1 and 3. UC’s Panteja and Fei posted an 8-6 victory at No. 1 over Glebov and Oliveira and Silva and Hill won 8-0 against Horne and Jonsson at No. 3.
 
Eastern Kentucky swept all nine matches against Cumberland, with the Colonels posting a 7-0 victory.
 
In doubles Alex Das Izquierdo and Carles Pons Escanilla won 8-0 at No. 1 against Glebov and Oliveira, while Niklas Schroeder and Mel Segota posted an 8-5 triumph at No. 3 against Azhar and Crotzer. Carlos Valdenebro and Emilio Piriz defeated Horne and Jonsson, 8-0, at No. 3.
 
In singles EKU posted six straight-set victories, including Das Izquierdo winning 6-2, 6-0, over Glebov at No. 1 and Segota posting a 6-0, 6-1, triumph against Azhar at No. 2.
 
Pons Escanilla won 6-1, 6-2, over Oliveira at No. 3, while Parul Verma posted a 6-0, 6-1, victory against Crotzer at No. 4. Schroeder won 8-1 against Jonsson at No. 5 and Piriz defeated Horne by the same score at No. 6.
 
Cumberland plays Wednesday at the University of the South at 2 p.m.
 
Cumberland 7, Univ. of the Cumberlands 2
SINGLES
1. Slava Glebov (CU) def. Higor Silva (UC), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
2. Na’im Azhar (CU) def. Oscar Panteja (UC), 6-2, 6-2
3. Felipe Oliveira (CU) def. David Fei (UC), 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1
4. Devin Crotzer (CU) def. Aaron Ngiam (UC), 7-5, 6-2
5. Johannes Jonsson (CU) def. Jerrid Neeley (UC), 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
6. Kody Horne (CU) def. Andrew Hill (UC), 6-1, 6-4
 
DOUBLES
1. Panteja-Fei (UC) def. Glebov-Oliveira (CU), 8-6
2. Azhar-Crotzer (CU) def. Ngiam-Neeley (UC), 8-0
3. Silva-Hill (UC) def. Horne-Jonsson (CU), 8-3
 
Eastern Kentucky 7, Cumberland 0
SINGLES
1. Alex Das Izquierdo (EKU) def. Slava Glebov (CU), 6-2, 6-0
2. Mel Segota (EKU) def. Na’im Azhar (CU), 6-0, 6-1
3. Carles Pons Escanilla (EKU) def. Felipe Oliveira (CU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Parul Verma (EKU) def. Devin Crotzer (CU), 6-0, 6-1
5. Niklas Schroeder (EKU) def. Johannes Jonsson (CU), 8-1
6. Emilio Piriz (EKU) def. Kody Horne (CU), 8-1
 
DOUBLES
1. Das Izquierdo-Pons Escanilla (EKU) def. Glebov-Oliveira (CU), 8-0
2. Schroeder-Segota (EKU) def. Azhar-Crotzer (CU), 8-5
3. Carlos Valdenebro-Piriz (EKU) def. Horne-Jonsson (CU), 8-0