Bulldog tennis wins at North Alabama
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Bulldog tennis wins at North Alabama
Jeremy Fleming won both his singles and doubles matches Wednesday at North Alabama. (Credit Chuck Thompson)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept all six singles matches, including Pablo Borrero’s three-setter, and Antonio Manual Marcelo returned to the lineup in doubles, as the 11th-ranked Bulldogs won 8-1 over North Alabama in men’s tennis action Wednesday in Florence, Ala.

The Bulldogs (2-0) will face 17th-ranked Graceland University in the opening round of the AUM Spring Invitational on Friday at 1 p.m. in Montgomery, Ala. CU has defeated a pair of NCAA teams in the early going this spring, including the season-opening February 22 win at Belmont University.

Marcelo and Rodrigues posted an 8-5 victory at No. 1 doubles over Matt Feury and Alaiksei Kavalenka while Jeremy Fleming and Borrero defeated Mirko Sommerfield and Alex Weber, 8-1, at No. 3 doubles. UNA’s Guillaume Dechoz and Rob Whitsitt claimed an 8-6 victory at No. 2 over Andres Burgos and Sebastian Nava.

In singles Rodrigues registered a 6-0, 7-5, win at No. 1 over Feury and Borrero came back to post a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, victory over Dechoz at No. 2. Burgos recorded a 6-3, 7-6, triumph at No. 3 versus Sommerfield and Nava won 6-4, 6-4, against Kavalenka at No. 4.

Fleming collected a 6-3, 6-3, victory at No. 5 over Whitsitt and Cristhian Hernandez claimed a 6-2, 6-1, triumph at No. 6 against Weber.

#11 Cumberland Univ. 8, North Alabama1
1. Pedro Rodrigues (CU) def. Matt Feury (UNA), 6-0, 7-5
2. Pablo Borrero (CU) def. Guillaume Dechoz (UNA), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
3. Andres Burgos (CU) def. Mirko Sommerfield (UNA), 6-3, 7-6
4. Sebastian Nava (CU) def. Alaiksei Kavalenka (UNA), 6-4, 6-4
5. Jeremy Fleming (CU) def. Rob Whitsitt (UNA), 6-3, 6-3
6. Cristhian Hernandez (CU) def. Alex Weber (UNA), 6-2, 6-1

1. Antonio Manuel Marcelo-Rodrigues (CU) def. Feury-Kavalenka (UNA), 8-5
2. Dechoz-Whitsitt (UNA) def. Burgos-Nava (CU), 8-6
3. Fleming-Borrero (CU) def. Sommerfield-Weber (UNA), 8-1