LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland took the doubles point but lost four singles matches to lose 4-3 against McKendree University Monday afternoon.
The Phoenix took two of the three doubles matches over the Bearcats. Cumberland fell in match one but Daniel Wessels and Dan Slapnik Trost tied it up 1-1 by defeating Nanase Ebisu and Lorenzo Del Biondo 7-5. Cumberland took the doubles point when Vaibhav Bisht and Fernando Flores defeated Ryan Fung Subash Paramasivam 7-5.
Cumberland took McKendree down to the wire in the singles matches, taking it to a deciding sixth match. Unfortunately, the Phoenix dropped match six to fall 4-3. The Phoenix had four matches that went to match point, but couldn't pull it out.
Wessels picke up a win at No. 2 singles in three sets 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 and Sacha Colomban won at No. 5 defeating Lorenzo Del Biondo 6-4, 6-3.
Cumberland will take on Shawnee State University at home Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m.