Bulldogs win ninth straight outing
Friday, April 18, 2014
Bulldogs win ninth straight outing
Andres Burgos won matches in singles and doubles in Thursday's win against Bluefield. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixth-ranked Cumberland won all three doubles outings and the top five spots in singles, posting an 8-1 victory over Bluefield College on Thursday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

The Bulldogs (10-4, 6-0 Mid-South) won for the ninth straight time and can clinch the regular season conference championship with a victory Saturday over 21st-ranked University of Pikeville.

CU started strong with three easy victories in doubles, as Antonio Manuel Marcelo and Pedro Rodrigues defeated Markel Aramberri and Lochlan Kitchen, 8-3, at No. 1, while Andres Burgos and Pablo Borrero won 8-1 against Carlton Tugman and James Gunn at No. 2 and Diogo Soares and Garry Tokas posted the same score at No. 3 versus Borja Jimenez and Chas Stonestreet.

In singles Borrero registered an 8-4 win at No. 1 over Aramberri, Rodrigues recorded an 8-6 victory at No. 2 versus Kitchen and Soares posted a 6-0, 6-1, triumph against Tugman at No. 3. Burgos defeated Jimenez, 6-1, 6-2, over Jimenez at No. 4 and Tokas collected a 6-2, 6-0, victory against Stonestreet at No. 5.

Gunn claimed Bluefield’s only point in the match with a 9-7 win at No. 6 against Dylan Nelson.

#6 Cumberland Univ. 8, Bluefield College 1
SINGLES
1. Pablo Borrero (CU) def. Markel Aramberri (BLUE), 8-4
2. Pedro Rodrigues (CU) def. Lochlan Kitchen (BLUE), 8-6
3. Diogo Soares (CU) def. Carlton Tugman (BLUE), 6-0, 6-1
4. Andres Burgos (CU) def. Borja Jimenez (BLUE), 6-1, 6-2
5. Garry Tokas (CU) def. Chas Stonestreet (BLUE), 6-2, 6-0
6. James Gunn (BLUE) def. Dylan Nelson (CU), 9-7

DOUBLES
1. Marcelo-Rodrigues (CU) def. Aramberri-Kitchen (BLUE), 8-3
2. Borrero-Burgos (CU) def. Tugman-Gunn (BLUE), 8-1
3. Soares-Tokas (CU) def. Stonestreet-Jimenez (BLUE), 8-1