Men's tennis defeats No. 8 Belhaven
Friday, March 7, 2014
Men's tennis defeats No. 8 Belhaven
Antonio Manuel Marcelo won his singles and doubles matches in a 5-4 victory over Belhaven on Friday. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Antonio Manuel Marcelo and Diogo Soares both won in singles and doubles and seventh-ranked Cumberland held off No. 8 Belhaven University in men’s tennis action Friday at the AUM Spring Invitational in Montgomery, Ala.

The Bulldogs (1-2) won a pair of the doubles matches and split the singles outings, all in straight sets, and advanced to face ninth-ranked Xavier [LA] University on Saturday at Noon.

Andres Burgos and Pedro Rodrigues posted an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles over Daniel Prado and David Mejia, but Belhaven’s Andre Borghi and Enrico Patriarca registered an 8-6 win at No. 2 versus Pablo Borrero and Garry Tokas. Marcelo and Soares outlasted Nikita Lisov and Jefferson Nino, 9-8, at No. 1, giving the Bulldogs an early lead.

In singles Borrero collected a 6-1, 6-1, victory at No. 3 against Nino and Soares recorded a 7-5, 6-2, win at No. 4 versus Prado. Manuel registered a 7-5, 6-4, triumph over Borghi, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 1.

Belhaven’s Lisov defeated Rodrigues, 6-2, 7-6, at No. 2, while BU’s Patriarca won by the same score at No. 6 against Tokas and Mejia outlasted Burgos at No. 5, 3-6, 7-5, 10-4.

#7 Cumberland Univ. 5, #8 Belhaven Univ. 4
SINGLES
1. Antonio Manuel Marcelo (CU) def. Andre Borghi (BEL), 7-5, 6-4
2. Nikita Lisov (BEL) def. Pedro Rodrigues (CU), 6-2, 7-6
3. Pablo Borrero (CU) def. Jefferson Nino (BEL), 6-1, 6-1
4. Diogo Soares (CU) def. Daniel Prado (BEL), 7-5, 6-2
5. David Mejia (BEL) def. Andres Burgos (CU), 3-6, 7-5, 10-4
6. Enrico Patriarca (BEL) def. Garry Tokas (CU), 6-2, 7-6

DOUBLES
1. Manual-Soares (CU) def. Lisov-Nino (BEL), 9-8
2. Borghi-Patriarca (BEL) def. Borrero-Tokas (CU), 8-6
3. Burgos-Rodriguez (CU) def. Prado-Mejia (BEL), 8-2