Marcelo, Rodriguez both in ITA Preseason rankings
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Marcelo, Rodriguez both in ITA Preseason rankings
Pedro Rodrigues (above) and Antonio Manuel Marcelo are ranked 10th nationally in doubles in the ITA Preseason Rankings. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Antonio Manuel Marcelo is ranked 19th nationally in singles and Marcelo and Pedro Rodrigues are rated 10th in the country in doubles in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Preseason Rankings recently released.

The Cascais, Portugal, native posted an 18-3 singles record along with a 19-7 doubles mark in 2011-12, reaching as high as No. 29 in singles and seventh in the nation in doubles. Marcelo and doubles partner Evan Sanna won the ITA Southeast Regional and participated in the ITA Small College Championships during Fall 2011.

Marcelo played No. 1 singles last spring and helped the Bulldogs reach the NAIA Championships for the fifth time in program history. This fall he posted a 3-1 singles and doubles record at the ITA Southeast Championships, playing doubles with Rodriguez.

Cumberland is set to open the 2013 dual match schedule at the AUM Spring Invitational on March 6-9 in Montgomery, Ala.