Cumberland Men's Tennis picks up 4-3 road win over Pikeville
Friday, March 11, 2022
Cumberland Men's Tennis picks up 4-3 road win over Pikeville
Adrijan Hrzic picked up a big singles win along with a doubles win in The Phoenix 4-3 win over UPike (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

PIKEVILLE, Ky.--Cumberland men's tennis hit the road and defeated Pikeville 4-3 on Friday afternoon.

"We are proud of the attitude this team is showing towards matches and are looking forward to a very busy month ahead for us" Head Coach Thiago Lins said.

Cumberland earned one double win on the day and that was the No. 3 pairing of Adrijan Hrzic and Dan Slapnik Trost as they defeated Juan Medina and Fernando Koano 6-2 for CU's sole doubles point.

In singles action, it was a battle top to bottom, but Cumberland slightly edged the Bears as Adrijan Hrzic won at No. 1, 6-4, 6-4, Jackson Vaughan won at No. 4 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, and Daniel Wessels won at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0.

"Today was a tough one for us, big team effort to overcome this match and Jackson pulled off a full third-set tiebreaker win beating a very tough opponent," said Lins.

"Now it is time to reflect on what we can keep improving overall to reach our goals, and regroup to play our next conference match on Sunday."

Cumberland stays on the road to take on the University of the Cumberlands on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Williamsburg, Ky.

No. 20 Cumberland 4, Pikeville 3
Singles competition
1. Adrian Hrzic (CU) def. Valentin Ortiz (UPike) 6-4, 6-4
2. Juan Alzate (UPike) def. Hughes N'Goma (CU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Minko Dedich (UPike) def. German Suarez 6-2, 6-2
4. Jackson Vaughan (CU) def. Juan Medina (UPike) 7-6, 2-6, 7-6
5. Daniel Wessels (CU) def. Fernando Pacifico (UPike) 7-5, 7-5
6. Sacha Colomban (CU) def. Martin Lorellzo (UPike) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Minko Dedich/Juan Alzata (UPike) def. Hughes N'Goma/Jackson Vaughan (CU) 6-3
2. Martin Lorenzo/Valentin Ortiz (UPike) def. German Suarez/Daniel Wessels (CU) 6-4
3. Dan Slapnik Trost/Adrijan Hrzic (CU) def. Juan Medina/Fernando Koano (UPike) 6-4