Men's tennis wins 9-0 at UVA-Wise
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Men's tennis wins 9-0 at UVA-Wise
Antonio Manuel Marcelo won his first singles match of the season in Tuesday's 9-0 victory at UVA-Wise. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Antonio Manuel Marcelo returned to singles action for the first time this season, as 11th-ranked Cumberland swept the singles and doubles in a 9-0 victory over UVA-Wise in Mid-South Conference action Tuesday in Wise, Va.

The Bulldogs (7-1) host No. 1-ranked Auburn Montgomery on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

Marcelo and Pedro Rodrigues, ranked 21st nationally, defeated Vladyslav Akimenko and Marc Huff, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles, while CU’s Pablo Borrero and Sebastian Nava blanked Jon Saado and Oleg Kopychenko at No. 2 and Jeremy Fleming and Andres Burgos won 8-1 over Zack Holcomb and Chase Cupp at No. 3.

In singles Marcelo, ranked No. 19 in the nation, defeated Akimenko, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 1, and Rodrigues posted a 6-1, 6-0, victory at No. 2 versus Huff and Borrero registered the same score at No. 3 against Kopychenko.

The final three matches all played pro sets, with Burgos winning 8-0 versus Cupp at No. 4, Nava registering an 8-2 win against Holcomb at No. 5 and Fleming claiming an 8-1 victory over Jimmy Stewart at No. 6.

#11 Cumberland Univ. 9, UVA-Wise 0
SINGLES
1. #19 Antonio Manuel Marcelo (CU) def. Vladyslav Akimenko (UVAW), 6-4, 6-1
2. Pedro Rodrigues (CU) def. Marc Huff (UVAW), 6-1, 6-0
3. Pablo Borrero (CU) def. Oleg Kopychenko (UVAW), 6-1, 6-0
4. Andres Burgos (CU) def. Chase Cupp (UVAW), 8-0
5. Sebastian Nava (CU) def. Zack Holcomb (UVAW), 8-2
6. Jeremy Fleming (CU) def. Jimmy Stewart (UVAW), 8-1

DOUBLES
1. #21 Marcelo-Rodrigues (CU) def. Akimenko-Huff (UVAW), 8-1
2. Borrero-Nava (CU) def. Jon Saado-Kopychenko (UVAW), 8-0
3. Fleming-Burgos (CU) def. Holcomb-Cupp (UVAW), 8-1