LEBANON, Tenn. – Top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett swept the doubles matches and won 5-of-6 in singles, posting an 8-0 victory over 23rd-ranked Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Cumberland (3-3) battles 10th-ranked William Carey on Saturday at 3 p.m. to complete action in the Georgia Gwinnett Invitational.
The Grizzlies (4-1) swept the doubles matches, with the top-ranked duo of Kevin Konfederak and Jordan Cox defeating Axul Lucich and Thiago Lopes, 8-4, at No. 1. GGC’s Matias Hatem and Connor Clements won 8-6 at No. 2 versus Anatoliy Lashkul and Jakov Tshirkin, while Luke Morland and Lachlan McPhee collected an 8-3 win at No. 3 over Jose Ortega Vela and Alejandro Rosas Garcia.
In singles Lashkul lost the first set in a tiebreaker and led 1-0 in the second set at No. 1 versus Gulad Berman, but Georgia Gwinnett won the remaining singles outings in straight sets.
Clements defeated Lopes, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2, while 15th-ranked McPhee posted a 6-1, 6-1, victory at No. 3 against Rosas Garcia and 28th-ranked Tony Licata won 6-0, 6-3, at No. 4 versus Lucich. Thirty-fifth-ranked Morland recorded a 6-0, 6-0, triumph at No. 5 over Tshirkin and Jorge Gonzalez defeated Ortega Vela, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6.
#1 Georgia Gwinnett 8, #23 Cumberland 0
1. Gilad Berman (GGC) vs. Anatoliy Lashkul (CU), 7-6, 0-1, DNF
2. Connor Clements (GGC) def. Thiago Lopes (CU), 6-0, 6-0
3. #15 Lachlan McPhee (GGC) def. Alejandro Rosas Garcia (CU), 6-1, 6-1
4. #28 Tony Licata (GGC) def. Axel Lucich (CU), 6-0, 6-3
5. #35 Luke Morland (GGC) def. Jakov Tshirkin (CU), 6-0, 6-0
6. Jorge Gonzalez (GGC) def. Jose Ortega Vela (CU), 6-1, 6-2
1. #1 Kevin Konfederak-Jordan Cox (GGC) def. Lucich-Lopes (CU), 8-4
2. Matias Hatem-Clements (GGC) def. Tshirkin-Lashkul (CU), 8-6
3. Morland-McPhee (GGC) def. Ortega Vela-Rosas Garcia (CU), 8-3