CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.-Cumberland men's tennis battled in two matches against NCAA Division I opponents, but ultimately fell just short against Austin Peay and Southern Indiana.
In the first match against Austin Peay, Cumberland dominated the doubles matches winning all three matches to get the doubles point, but Sacha Colomban was the only Phoenix to get a singles win for the 5-2 loss.
Cumberland again won the doubles point against Southern Indiana, but the Screaming Eagles edged out Cumberland with four singles victories to win 4-3.
Head coach Thiago Lins said, "We played outstanding in doubles today for both matches, both teams that we played put up a great fight where we end up coming back from 1-3 down against SIU making a comeback winning 2 matches in a tie breaker and Daniel at number 6 losing 12-10 in the tie breaker losing a couple match points. Great effort by the team and we are looking forward to great matches ahead."