Tennis opens fall at Campbellsville Classic
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Tennis opens fall at Campbellsville Classic
Franki Jecker (above) was one of four players to win a pair of singles matches this past weekend at the Campbellsville Classic. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jakov Tshirkin, Alejandro Rosas, Tarsha de Souza and Franki Jecker each won a pair of singles outings in the opening matches of the fall over the weekend for Cumberland at the Campbellsville Classic in Campbellsville, Ky.

Tshirkin defeated Union College’s Ethan Wright, 6-0, 6-0, and Campbellsville University’s Zach Baulch, 6-1, 7-5, while Rosas won 6-2, 6-4, versus Campbellsville’s Alfredo Bencid and 6-1, 1-0, retired against Campbellsville’s Noah Swencki.

In other action for the men, Thiago Lopes dropped a 6-4, 6-4, decision to Campbellsville’s Vladyslav Ladygin and lost 6-4, 6-1, to Union’s Ethan Dye. Anatoily Lashkul posted a 6-4, 5-7, 10-6, triumph over Lindsey Wilson’s Raul Mendez but lost to Union’s Adrian Frutos, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Axel Lucich defeated Campbellsville’s Eduardo Mendoza, 7-5, 3-6, 10-6, but dropped a 6-1, 6-1, decision to Lindsey Wilson’s Ignacio Huertas, 6-1, 6-1, and Dylan nelson lost to Swencki, 6-3, 2-6, 10-5, but won 8-7 (5) against Bencid.

In doubles action Lopes and Lashkul defeated Campbellsville’s Ladygin and Alejandro Soriano, 8-6, before losing by the same score to Lindsey Wilson’s Mendez and Denis Porcic, while Tshirkin and Lucich won 9-7 against Union’s Tiago Gil and Wright before dropping an 8-1 decision to Lindsey Wilson’s Huertas and Alonso Tellez.

Tosas and Nelson lost 8-6 to Campbellsville’s Swencki and Alex Spalding but defeated Campbellsville’s Swencki and Bencid by the same score.

For the women, de Souza posted a 6-0, 6-0, victory over St. Catharine College’s Irris Porras and won 1-6, 7-6, 11-9, against Lindsey Wilson’s Fiona Curty. Jecker defeated St. Catharine’s Anna Burdette, 6-2, 6-2, and Lindsey Wilson’s Gabriella Pedroza, 6-1, 6-2.

Angelica Sepulveda won her opening match, 7-6, 6-2, versus Campbellsville’s Majella Nobile, but dropped a 3-6, 6-2, 10-8, decision to Lindsey Wilson’s Henar Munoz. Sarah Edwards registered a 6-1, 6-2, win over Campbellsville’s Jade Letheby before losing 6-1, 6-1, to Lindsey Wilson’s Natalia Kattah, and Jasmine Shankar also split her matches, posting a 6-0, 6-1, victory versus Union’s Erika Broady but losing to Lindsey Wilson’s Jessica King, 6-4, 7-6.

In doubles Sepulveda and de Souza defeated Campbellsville’s Bolor Enkbayar and Nobile, 8-4, before losing by the same score to Lindsey Wilson’s Munoz and Curty, while Jecker and Edwards recorded an 8-0 win over St. Catharine’s Sofie Esteban and Erin Pigman before dropping an 8-3 decision to Lindsey Wilson’s King and Kattah.

Cumberland plays in the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky., on September 24-27.