Men's tennis falls to No. 1 Embry-Riddle
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Men's tennis falls to No. 1 Embry-Riddle
Andres Burgos defeated No. 38 Miguel Lopez Gomez in Tuesday's loss at Embry-Riddle. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Andres Burgos and Garry Tokas each picked up singles victories, but top-ranked Embry-Riddle won all three doubles matches and the top four singles outings, three of them in three sets, in a 7-2 victory over No. 7 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Tuesday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Bulldogs (1-4) open the home schedule next week with Wednesday’s match against Graceland University at 1 p.m. at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

The Eagles (7-2) won all three doubles matches, starting with top-ranked Simon Felix and Deni Zmak defeated Antonio Manuel Marcelo and Diogo Soares, 8-3 at No. 1. Patrick Besch and Jaime Sanchez-Canama posted an 8-2 win at No. 2 versus Pedro Rodrigues and Burgos and Juan Verberne and Miguel Lopez Gomez registered an 8-6 victory at No. 3 versus Pablo Borrero and Tokas.

In singles Zmak, also ranked No. 1, outlasted 21st-ranked Marcelo, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, and Sanchez-Canama collected a 6-0, 6-0, win over Rodrigues at No. 2. Eighteenth-ranked Felix posted a three-set win against Borrero at No. 3, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, and Besch also was victorious in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, versus Soares at No. 4.

Burgos won his match at No. 5 over Lopez Gomez, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6, while Tokas posted a 7-5, 6-0, victory against Verberne at No. 6.

#1 Embry-Riddle 7, #7 Cumberland Univ. 2
SINGLES
1. #1 Deni Zmak (ERAU) def. #21 Antonio Manuel Marcelo (CU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
2. Jaime Sanchez-Canama (ERAU) def. Pedro Rodrigues (CU), 6-0, 6-0
3. #18 Simon Felix (ERAU) def. Pablo Borrero (CU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
4. Patrick Besch (ERAU) def. Diogo Soares (CU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
5. Andres Burgos (CU) def. #38 Miguel Lopez Gomez (ERAU), 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
6. Garry Tokas (CU) def. Juan Verberne (ERAU), 7-5, 6-0

DOUBLES
1. #1 Felix-Zmak (ERAU) def. Marcelo-Soares (CU) 8-3
2. Besch-Sanchez-Canama (ERAU) def. Rodrigues-Burgos (CU) 8-2
3. Verberne-Gomez (ERAU) def. Tokas-Borrero (CU) 8-6