CU drops season-opener in tough fashion
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
LEBANON, Tenn. – Devin Crotzer and Johannes Jonsson both won their singles matches and Cumberland lost two other singles outings in three sets, as the Bulldogs dropped a 5-2 decision to Austin Peay in men’s tennis action Wednesday in Clarksville, Tenn.
 
Cumberland lost its season-opener in tough fashion, dropping all three doubles matches in close outings and then falling in three sets at the top two spots in singles.
 
APSU’s Lucas de Brito and Leonardo Locatelli defeated Vyacheslov Glebov and Felipe Oliveira, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles, and Governors Renan Deverra and Francisco La Puente won 8-6 against Na’im Azhar and Kody Horne at No. 2 doubles.
 
Austin Peay’s Bret Shaw and Dusty Brady posted an 8-7 (3) victory at No. 3 doubles over Jonsson and Crotzer.
 
In singles Jonsson defeated Brady, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6 and Crotzer won 6-2, 6-4 against Shaw at No. 5. Horne dropped a 1-6, 1-6, decision to La Puente at No. 4 and Oliveira lost 2-6, 5-7, to Deverra at No. 3.
 
The top two spots gave APSU the team victory, with both matches going the distance.
 
Glebov dropped a 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, decision to Locatelli at No. 1, and Azhar lost 6-7 (7), 7-5, 2-6, to de Brito at No. 2.
 
The Bulldogs play at Western Kentucky Sunday at 8 a.m.
 
Austin Peay 5, Cumberland 2
SINGLES
1. Leonardo Locatelli (APSU) def. Vyacheslov Glebov (CU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Lucas de Brito (APSU) def. Na’im Azhar (CU), 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-2
3. Renan Deverra (APSU) def. Felipe Oliveria (CU), 6-2, 7-5
4. Francisco La Puente (APSU) def. Kody Horne (CU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Devin Crotzer (CU) def. Bret Shaw (APSU), 6-2, 6-4
6. Johannes Jonsson (CU) def. Dusty Brady (APSU), 6-1, 6-0
 
DOUBLES
1. Locatelli-de Brito (APSU) def. Glebov-Oliveira (CU), 8-5
2. Deverra-La Puente (APSU) def. Azhar-Horne (CU), 8-6
3. Shaw-Brady (APSU) def. Jonsson-Crotzer (CU), 8-7 (3)