CU posts 6-3 win over William Woods
Monday, March 28, 2016
CU posts 6-3 win over William Woods
Anatoliy Lashkul posted singles and doubles victories in CU's 6-3 win Monday over William Woods. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and Jose Ortega Vela’s victory at No. 5 singles clinched a 6-3 dual match win for the 22nd-ranked Phoenix over William Woods University in men’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

Cumberland (6-6) continues its homestand Wednesday, facing second-ranked Auburn Montgomery at 12:30 p.m.

CU’s Thiago Lopes and Axel Lucich registered an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles over Christian Barbieri and Jelmer Van Vliet and Anatoliy Lashkul and Jakov Tshirkin collected an 8-2 victory versus Marcos Constantino and David Barbieri. WWU’s Stefan Simic and Johnnie Carmichael recorded an 8-1 triumph at No. 3 against Vela and Dylan Nelson.

In singles Lashkul defeated Constantino, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 and Lopes won 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2, but the Owls (4-3) pulled within 4-3 with singles victories at Nos. 3 and 4. Christian Barbieri posted a 6-4, 6-3, win against Lucich at No. 3 and Simic tallied a 6-2, 7-5, triumph at No. 4 over Tshirkin.

Vela’s 7-5, 6-0, win at No. 5 versus Van Vliet finished off the team victory for Cumberland and Nelson claimed a win at No. 6 when Carmichael retired in the second set.

#22 Cumberland Univ. 6, William Woods 3

1. Anatoliy Lashkul (CU) def. Marcos Constantino (WWU), 6-0, 6-1
2. Thiago Lopes (CU) def. David Barbieri (WWU), 6-1, 6-0
3. Christian Barbieri (WWU) def. Axel Lucich (CU), 6-4, 6-3
4. Stefan Simic (WWU) def. Jakov Tshirkin (CU), 6-2, 7-5
5. Jose Ortega Vela (CU) def. Jelmer Van Vliet (WWU), 7-5, 6-0
6. Dylan Nelson (CU) def. Johnnie Carmichael (WWU), 3-6, 1-3, retired

1. Lopes-Lucich (CU) def. C. Barbieri-Van Vliet (WWU), 8-4
2. Lashkul-Tshirkin (CU) def. Constantino-D. Barbieri (WWU), 8-2
3. Simic-Carmichael (WWU) def. Ortega Vela-Nelson (CU), 8-1
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)