LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches and all six singles in straight sets, as the 22nd-ranked Phoenix posted a 9-0 victory over NCAA Division III Bellarmine University on Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.
Cumberland (4-4) started the match with three doubles wins, with Thiago Lopes and Axel Lucich defeating Jose Legarrata and Zachary Kuo, 8-6, at No. 1. Anatoliy Lashkul and Jakov Tshirkin posted an 8-1 victory at No. 2 over Matthew Momper and Alex Swords, while Alejandro Rosas Garcia and Jose Ortega Vela won by the same score at No. 3 versus L.J. Allara and Lauren de Boeck.
In singles Lashkul defeated Legarrata, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1, while Rosas Garcia registered a 6-2, 6-2, win at No. 2 over Kuo and Lopes collected a 6-2, 6-0, victory at No. 3 against Swords.
The final three singles outings were all pro sets, with Lucich winning 8-1 versus Momper at No. 4, Tshirkin recording a 8-3 win at No. 5 over de Boeck and Dylan Nelson defeating Allara, 8-2, at No. 6.
Cumberland plays at 16th-ranked Campbellsville University on Tuesday at 1 p.m. and heads to seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson on Friday, also at 1 p.m.
#22 Cumberland Univ. 9, Bellarmine Univ. 0
1. Anatoliy Lashkul (CU) def. Jose Legarrata (BELL), 6-4, 6-2
2. Alejandro Rosas Garcia (CU) def. Zachary Kuo (BELL), 6-2, 6-2
3. Thiago Lopes (CU) def. Alex Swords (BELL), 6-2, 6-0
4. Axel Lucich (CU) def. Matthew Momper (BELL), 8-1
5. Jakov Tshirkin (CU) def. Lauren de Boeck (BELL), 8-3
6. Dylan Nelson (CU) def. L.J. Allara (BELL), 8-2
1. Lopes-Lucich (CU) def. Legarrate-Kuo (BELL), 8-6
2. Lashkul-Tshirkin (CU) def. Momper-Swords (BELL), 8-1
3. Rosas Garcia-Jose Ortega Vela (CU) def. Allara-de Beck (BELL), 8-1