No. 22 Cumberland mounts comeback win over Sewanee in Singles
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
No. 22 Cumberland mounts comeback win over Sewanee in Singles
German Suarez was the only Phoenix to pick up a win in both doubles and singles. (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

SEWANEE, Tenn.--No. 22 Phoenix men's tennis dropped two out of three doubles matches, but bounced back for five singles victories to defeat Sewanee on the road to start the spring season with a big 6-3 win.

"We had a tough loss in doubles losing the tiebreaker in doubles 1 and making a comeback on doubles 3 to earn one doubles point," head coach Thiago Lins said.

Sophomore Adrijan Hrzic started the comeback with a win at No. 1 singles over Ryan Olps. Hrzic dropped the first set, but responded with a 6-4, 6-1 win in sets two and three. German Suarez defeated Jackson Davis at No. 2 in straight sets and Hughes N'Goma won in tiebreakers in the third set over Noah Holsclaw at No. 3. 

Jackson Vaughan won in three sets over Taiman Ramsey at No. 4, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3. Freshman Dainel Wessels lost 6-4, 6-4 in his Cumberland debut at No. 5. Dan Slapnik Trost bested Jax Harbour in straight sets.  

"Adrijan made a big comeback winning at singles No. 1, German played solid, and Hugues clinched at No. 3 singles in a 7-6 third set breaker. Jackson played a great tough battle and Dan took care of business winning at No. 6 singles. Daniel lost a close one in freshmen debut."

"Very happy for the team and we learned that we need to keep working hard at doubles.”

The Phoenix will be back in action with a doubleheader against Austin Peay and Southern Indiana on Friday in Clarksville.  

No. 22 Cumberland 6, Sewanee 3
 
Singles competition
1. Adrijan Hrzic (CU) def. Ryan Olps (SEWANEE) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
2. German Suarez (CU) def. Jackson Davis (SEWANEE) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
3. Hughes N'Goma (CU) def. Noah Holsclaw (SEWANEE) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Jackson Vaughan (CU) def. Talman Ramsey (SEWANEE) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
5. Quinn Wicklund (SEWANEE) def. Daniel Wessels (CU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Dan Slapnik Trost (CU) def. Jax Harbour (SEWANEE) 6-1, 6-4
 
Doubles competition
1. Ryan Olps/Noah Holsclaw (SEWANEE) def. Hughes N'Goma/Jackson Vaughan (CU) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Quinn Wicklund/Gil Weston (SEWANEE) def. Dan Slapnik Trost/Adrijan Hrzic (CU) 8-5
3. German Suarez/Daniel Wessels (CU) def. Jackson Davis/Talman Ramsey (SEWANEE) 8-5