MACON, Ga.--The Phoenix faced eighth-ranked Point and SCAD today in men's tennis action in the Middle Georgia Spring Invitational, dropping both matches.
#8 Point 7, Cumberland 0
The Skyhawks soared past the Phoenix, opening the match with three quick wins in doubles action. Playing as the number two duo, Alejo Bagnera and Javier Alonso Egia fell first, 6-1. The ones (Til-Felix Bochnia and Aleksandar Milosevic) were finished, 6-3, shortly after. The number three doubles match was tightly contested, but Andres Ricaurte and Felipe Sarpa came just short, 7-5.
Point took all of the singles matches, the Phoenix not winning a single frame.
SCAD 4, Cumberland 3
In what was a highly contested meeting, the deciding point came from SCAD winning the doubles point. The Phoenix and Bees split the first two courts to finish, the Bees taking the ones, 6-3, while Ricaurte and Sarpa earned a 6-4 win on court three. The final doubles match ended in SCAD's favor, 7-5.
Cumberland split the singles matches, Lucas Roman taking the first win in the Phoenix's favor (6-2, 6-4) on court five. Milosevic secured a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory on court six while Bagnera posted a 3-6, 7-6, 16-14 win on court two, but the wins came too late.
Losses on courts one, four, and three among the first four finishers gave the Bees enough points to win the match.
The Phoenix finish the Middle Georgia Spring Invitational tomorrow, facing top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett amd Emory.