LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Axel Lucich won his singles and doubles matches, but the 23rd-ranked Phoenix dropped two doubles and three singles outings in a 5-3 loss to 10th-ranked William Carey in men’s tennis action Saturday in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Cumberland (3-4) returns home Saturday to face Bellarmine University at 1 p.m. and heads to Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson next week for Mid-South Conference action.
Cumberland’s Lucich and Thiago Lopes defeated Clement Fosse and Andreas Brune, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles, but William Carey’s Aleksei Tumakov and Christian Hansson won a tiebreaker at No. 1, 7-1, over Anatoliy Lashkul and Jakov Tshirkin and Vivien Versier and Francesco Olivia posted an 8-2 victory at No. 3 against Alejandro Rosas Garcia and Jose Ortega Vela.
In singles Lucich defeated Hansson, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 4 and Tshirkin won 6-4, 6-4, over Leonardo Sechi at No. 5, but Versier posted a 6-1, 7-5, victory at No. 1 against Lashkul for the Crisaders. WCU’s Fosse collected a 6-2, 6-2, decision versus Lopes at No. 3 and Brune won 6-4, 6-2, over Ortega Vela at No. 5.
Oliva and Rosas Garcia split sets at No. 2 and were on serve in the third set at 6-5.
#10 William Carey 5, #23 Cumberland Univ. 3
1. Vivien Versier (WCU) def. Anatoliy Lashkul (CU), 6-1, 7-5
2. Francesco Oliva (WCU) vs. Alejandro Rosas Garcia (CU), 4-6, 6-4, 6¬5, DNF
3. Clement Fosse (WCU) def. Thiago Lopes (CU), 6-2, 6-2
4. Axel Lucich (CU) def. Christian Hansson (WCU), 6-3, 7-5
5. Jakov Tshirkin (CU) def. Leonardo Sechi (WCU), 6-4, 6-4
6. Andreas Brune (WCU) def. Jose Ortega Vela (CU), 6-4, 6-2
1. Lopes-Lucich (CU) def. Fosse-Brune (WCU), 8-6
2. Aleksei Tumakov-Hansson (WCU) def. Lashkul-Tshirkin (CU), 9-8 (1)
3. Versier-Oliva (WCU) def. Rosas Garcia-Ortega Vela (CU), 8-2