LEBANON, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky swept the singles and doubles matches without losing a set en route to a 7-0 victory over Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday at the Greg Adams Tennis Center in Richmond, Ky.
The Colonels (5-6) started the match with wins in all three doubles matches, with former CU player Diogo Soares and Ramon van Flymen defeating Anatoliy Lashkul and Thoago Lopes, 6-1, at No. 1. Sebastian Mueller and Guillem Sanchis won by the same score at No. 3 versus Alejandro Rosas Garcia and Jose Ortega Vela before Indra Patwardhan and Alex Alvaro posted a 6-3 victory at No. 2 versus Axel Lucich and Jakov Tshirkin.
In singles Alvaro defeated Lopes, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1, and Sanchis registered a 6-0, 6-3, win at No. 4 versus Tshirkin. Rosas Garcia dropped a 6-1, 6-3, decision to van Flymen at No. 3 before Mueller finished off a 6-3, 6-1, triumph at No. 2 against Lashkul.
Diego Asis recorded a 6-2, 6-0, win at No. 5 over Lucich and Colin Hart posted a 6-1, 6-0, victory at No. 6 versus Dylan Nelson.
Cumberland (1-1) plays again next Friday against Middle Georgia State at 11 a.m. Central Time in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Eastern Kentucky 7, Cumberland Univ. 0
1. Alex Alvaro (EKU) def. Thiago Lopes (CU), 6-1, 6-1
2. Sebastian Mueller (EKU) def. Anatoliy Lashkul (CU), 6-3, 6-1
3. Ramon van Flymen (EKU) def. Alejandro Rosas Garcia (CU), 6-1, 6-3
4. Guillem Sanchis (EKU) def. Jakov Tshirkin (CU), 6-0, 6-3
5. Diego Asis (EKU) def. Axel Lucich (CU), 6-2, 6-0
6. Colin Hart (EKU) def. Dylan Nelson (CU), 6-1, 6-0
1. Soares-van Flymen (EKU) def. Lashkul-Lopes (CU), 6-1
2. Indra Patwardhan-Alvaro (EKU) def. Lucich-Tshirkin (CU), 6-3
3. Mueller-Sanchis (EKU) def. Rosas Garcia-Jose Ortega Vela (CU), 6-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,3,2,5,6)