Men's tennis wins on the road
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Men's tennis wins on the road
Andres Burgos posted singles and doubles wins in CU's victory Sunday at the University of the Cumberlands. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches and posted victories in four of the six singles outings, as the eighth-ranked Bulldogs won their fourth straight in a 7-2 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in men’s tennis action Sunday in Williamsburg, Ky.

Cumberland (5-4, 2-0 Mid-South) started the match with three doubles wins, as Andres Burgos and Pablo Borrero defeated Daryl MacLeish and Tyler Smith, 8-4, at No. 1 and Pedro Rodrigues and Garry Tokas collected an 8-6 win at No. 3 over Danilo Garcia and Eduardo Cabrera. Tenth-ranked Diogo Soares and Antonio Manuel Marcelo outlasted Ariez Heshaam and Dan Fraser, 9-8 (6), at No. 1, giving CU a 3-0 lead heading to singles.

Heshaam defeated 16th-ranked Marcelo, 6-3, in the first set before Marcelo retired at No. 1 and Kenny Wilsons posted a 6-1, 6-2, victory at No. 6 versus Dylan Nelson for the Patriots (8-4, 4-2) two points in the match.

Borrero collected a 6-0, 6-4, win against Fraser at No. 2, while Rodrigues won 6-4, 6-2, over Cabrera at No. 3, Burgos led 5-2 over Garcia at No. 4 before he retired and Tokas registered a 6-4, 6-2, victory versus Smith at No. 5.

Cumberland continues its current five-match road swing with outings at Martin Methodist on Tuesday and second-ranked Auburn Montgomery on Friday.

#8 Cumberland Univ. 7, Univ. of the Cumberlands 2
SINGLES
1. Ariez Heshaam (UC) def. #16 Antonio Manuel Marcelo (CU), 6-3, retired
2. Pablo Borrero (CU) def. Dan Fraser (UC), 6-0, 6-4
3. Pedro Rodrigues (CU) def. Eduardo Cabrera (UC), 6-4, 6-2
4. Andres Burgos (CU) def. Danilo Garcia (UC), 5-2, retired
5. Garry Tokas (CU) def. Tyler Smith (UC), 6-4, 6-2
6. Kenny Wilsons (UC) def. Dylan Nelson (CU), 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES
1. #10 Diogo Soares-Marcelo (CU) def. Heshaam-Fraser (UC), 9-8 (6)
2. Burgos-Borrero (CU) def. Smith-Daryl MacLeish (UC), 8-4
3. Rodrigues-Tokas (CU) def. Garcia-Cabrera (UC), 8-6