Bulldogs defeat No. 10 Bethel, 7-2
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bulldogs defeat No. 10 Bethel, 7-2
Pablo Borrero won his singles and doubles matches in CU's 7-2 victory over Bethel on Wednesday. (Credit Chuck Thompson)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Antonio Manuel Marcelo came back to post a singles victory at No. 1 and 11th-ranked Cumberland posted wins at Nos. 1-5 singles and Nos. 2-3 doubles in a 7-2 victory over 10th-ranked Bethel University in men’s tennis action Wednesday in McKenzie, Tenn.

The Bulldogs (8-2) improved to 3-2 against ranked opponents and faces another one, 17th-ranked Campbellsville University, at home on Thursday at 2 p.m.

CU’s Pablo Borrero and Andres Burgos posted an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles over Paolo Vecchi and Nikola Slavik and Sebastian Nava and Jeremy Fleming won a tight match at No. 3, 9-7, against Travis Hyman and Eduardo Espinar. Peter Baca and Robin Demasse downed CU’s 21st-ranked Marcelo and Pedro Rodrigues, 8-5, at No. 1.

In singles 19th-ranked Marcelo came back to defeat 28th-ranked Baca, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1, while Rodrigues won 6-4, 6-3, over Demasse at No. 2 and Borrero claimed a 6-3, 6-3, victory versus Vecchi at No. 3. Burgos posted a 6-1, 6-4, triumph at No. 4 against Slavik and Burgos defeated Hyman, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4, at No. 5.

Bethel’s other win in the match was at No. 6 singles, with Espinar recording a 6-1, 3-6, 10-5, win over Fleming.

#11 Cumberland Univ. 7, #10 Bethel Univ. 2
SINGLES
1. #19 Antonio Manuel Marcelo (CU) def. #28 Peter Baca (BETH), 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
2. Pedro Rodrigues (CU) def. Robin Demasse (BETH), 6-4, 6-3
3. Pablo Borrero (CU) def. Paolo Vecchi (BETH), 6-3, 6-3
4. Andres Burgos (CU) def. Nikola Slavik (BETH), 6-1, 6-4
5. Sebastian Nava (CU) def. Travis Hyman (BETH), 6-4, 4-6, 10-4
6. Eduardo Espinar (BETH) def. Jeremy Fleming (CU), 6-1, 3-6, 10-5

DOUBLES
1. Baca-Demasse (BETH) def. #21 Marcelo-Rodrigues (CU), 8-5
2. Borrero-Burgos (CU) def. Vecchi-Slavik (BETH), 8-4
3. Nava-Fleming (CU) def. Hyman-Espinar (BETH), 9-7