LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Riccardo Ferraris and Axel Lucich each lost in singles in the Round of 16 and Lucich and Thiago Lopes won twice before falling in the quarterfinals for Cumberland in men’s tennis action this past weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky.
Lucich was the only Cumberland player to win two matches, defeating Indiana-Southeast’s Chris Braun, 6-1, 6-2, and Tarnishq Mahendru from the University of the Cumberlands, 7-6, 6-3, before dropping a 6-2, 6-0, decision to Campbellsville University’s Brendan Aguilar.
Newcomer Ferraris received a bye in the Round of 64 and won in a super tiebreaker against Indiana-Southeast’s Jonathan James before losing 6-3, 6-1, to Campbellsville’s Victor Ahlbeck.
Lopes won his opening match, 6-2, 6-0, versus Milligan College’s Josh Crain before dropping a 6-4, 7-5, decision to Lindsey Wilson’s Ivan Solans, while Jose Ortega Vela posted a victory in a super tiebreaker versus Bethel University’s Edwyn Ramos before falling to Lindsey Wilson’s Alonso Tellez, 6-2, 6-0.
Alejandro Rosas Garcia defeated Milligan’s Daniel Peacock, 6-0, 6-0, but lost in a super tiebreaker to Campbellsville’s Adrian Sabrojo.
In doubles Lucich and Lopes claimed an 8-6 victory over Indiana-Southeast’s James and Garrett Fenster and defeated Bluefield College’s Markel Armaberri and Heorhii Kyzymenko, 8-4. In the quarterfinals the CU duo lost in a tiebreaker to Lindsey Wilson’s Tellez and Denis Porcic.