UAH outduels men's tennis, 6-3
Saturday, April 9, 2011
UAH outduels men's tennis, 6-3
Na'im Azhar won his singles and doubles matches for the second straight day in CU's 6-3 loss at Alabama-Huntsville. (Credit Chuck Thompson)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland lost a pair of tough doubles matches and two three-set singles outings, dropping a 6-3 decision to Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday in men’s tennis action in Huntsville, Ala.

The Bulldogs (5-4) lost three-set singles matches at Nos. 1 and 3 and dropped 8-5 and 8-6 decisions in doubles at Nos. 2 and 3 in the very hotly-contested match.

CU’s Na’im Azhar and Pedro Rodrigues defeated Daniel Canellas and Christopher Kano, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles, but UAH’s Raphael Oliveira and Guilermo Reyes won 8-5 over Evan Sanna and Devin Crotzer at No. 2 and Bruno Medeiros and Jordan Belcher posted an 8-6 victory at No. 3 against Cristhian Hernandez and Jeremy Fleming.

In singles Canellas outlasted Sanna at No. 1, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), and Oliveira outdueled Rodrigues at No. 3, 6-4, 0-6, 7-5, while Azhar continued his winning ways at No. 2, dropping the first set but prevailing, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, over Kano.

Reyes won 6-1, 6-4, over Crotzer at No. 4 and Medeiros posted a 6-1, 6-2, victory at No. 5 against Fleming. Hernandez secured CU’s other point with a 6-1, 6-1, triumph at No. 6 versus Belcher.

Cumberland hosts Bethel University in its final conference match of the year Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Tommy Gray Memorial Tennis Courts on campus.

Alabama-Huntsville 6, Cumberland Univ. 3
SINGLES
1. Daniel Canellas (UAH) def. Evan Sanna (CU), 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0)
2. Na’im Azhar (CU) def. Christopher Kano, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. Raphael Oliveira (UAH) def. Pedro Rodrigues (CU), 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
4. Guilermo Reyes (UAH) def. Devin Crotzer (CU), 6-1, 6-4
5. Bruno Medeiros (UAH) def. Jeremy Fleming (CU), 6-1, 6-2
6. Cristhian Hernandez (CU) def. Jordan Belcher (UAH), 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES
1. Azhar-Rodrigues (CU) def. Canellas-Kano (UAH), 8-3
2. Oliveira-Reyes (UAH) def. Sanna-Crotzer (CU), 8-5
3. Medeiros-Belcher (UAH) def. Hernandez-Fleming (CU), 8-6