CU season ends with 5-4 loss
Saturday, April 24, 2010
CU season ends with 5-4 loss
(Credit Steve Wampler)
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles matches, including one in a tiebreaker, but 15th-ranked Martin Methodist claimed the top four singles outings in straight sets and the RedHawks ended the Bulldogs season with a 5-4 triumph Friday in the NAIA Qualifying Tournament in Montgomery, Ala.
 
Cumberland (4-11) started the match with victories at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, as Jeremy Fleming and Christhian Hernandez posted an 8-2 victory at No. 3 over Matthew Dyer and Alvaro Morcillo and Felipe Oliveira and Roger Phantanek outlasted Fabio Santos and Juna Suarez in a breaker, 9-8 (6). At No. 1 MMC’s Melvin Prada and Vinicius Santos won 8-1 over Na’im Azhar and Devin Crotzer.
 
In singles all six matches were decided in straight sets, with the RedHawks posting victories at the top four spots.
 
Prada defeated Azhar, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 1, while Vinicius Santos won 6-1, 6-3, over Hernandez at No. 2. Renato Castro posted a 6-1, 6-2, victory over Oliveira at No. 3, and Fabio Santos defeated Fleming, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 4.
 
The Bulldogs won the last two matches, with Crotzer winning 7-5, 6-3, over Suarez at No. 5 and Phantanek posted a 6-3, 6-3, triumph at No. 6 against Morcillo.
 
#15 Martin Methodist College 5, Cumberland Univ. 4
SINGLES

1. Melvin Prada (MMC) def. Na’im Azhar (CU), 7-5, 6-4
2. Vinicius Santos (MMC) def. Christhian Hernandez (CU), 6-1, 6-3
3. Renato Castro (MMC) def. Felipe Oliveira (CU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Fabio Santos (MMC) def. Jeremy Fleming (CU), 6-3, 6-0
5. Devin Crotzer (CU) def. Juan Suarez (MMC), 7-5, 6-3
6. Roger Phantanek (CU) def. Alvaro Morcillo (MMC), 6-3, 6-3
 
DOUBLES
1. Prada-V. Santos (MMC) def. Azhar-Crotzer (CU), 8-1
2. Oliveira-Phantanek (CU) def. F. Santos-Suarez (MMC), 9-8 (6)
3. Hernandez-Fleming (CU) def. Matthew Dyer-Morcillo (MMC), 8-2