Men's tennis defeats Loyola, 5-1
Monday, March 4, 2019
Men's tennis defeats Loyola, 5-1
Pau Grabuleda CruaƱas recorded singles and doubles victories in CU's 5-1 win Monday against Loyola. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pau Grabuleda Cruañas, Axel Lucich and Francisco Fernandez Meaca each registered singles and doubles wins and seventh-ranked Cumberland cruised to a 5-1 victory over Loyola University in men’s tennis action Monday in Macon, Ga.

The Phoenix (2-2) finish their Spring Break trip against eighth-ranked Middle Georgia State on Tuesday at 10 a.m. CU has won 2-of-3 outings with one match rained out on the trip.

Cumberland recorded two doubles wins to open the match, with Grabuleda Cruañas and Fernandez Meaca defeating Alex DePascual and Sam Martin, 8-5, at No. 2 while Thiago Lopes and Lucich posted an 8-6 victory at No. 1 over Galileo Cabrales and Tiger Cheung.

The Wolfpack’s Joey Short and Ernesto Telles won 8-6 at No. 3 versus Aleksandar Milosevic and Guillermo Pardos.

The Phoenix won all three completed singles outings, starting with Grabuleda Cruañas ahead 5-3 at No. 1 before Cabrales retired. Fernandez Meaca then recorded a 6-1, 6-1, victory at No. 4 over DePascual and Lucich ended the match with a 6-3, 6-2, triumph at No. 3 versus Marin.

#7 Cumberland University 5, Loyola University [LA] 1

1. Pau Grabuleda Cruañas (CU) def. Galileo Cabrales (LOY), 5-2, retired
2. Ramon Puertolas (CU) vs. Tiger Cheung (LOY), 3-6, DNF
3. Axel Lucich (CU) def. Sam Marin (LOY), 6-3, 6-2
4. Francisco Fernandez Meaca (CU) def. Alex DePascual (LOY), 6-1, 6-1
5. Guillermo Pardos (CU) vs Ernesto Telles (LOY), 6-5, DNF
6. Alejo Bagnera (CU) vs Joey Short (LOY), 6-4, 1-2, DNF

1. Thiago Lopes-Lucich (CU) def. Cabrales-Cheung (LOY), 8-6
2. Grabuleda Cruañas-Fernandez Meaca (CU) def. DePascual-Marin (LOY), 8-5
3. Short-Telles (LOY) def. Aleksandar Milosevic-Pardos (CU), 8-6
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,4,3)