Cumberland falls in close match against McKendree University 4-3
Monday, March 14, 2022
Cumberland falls in close match against McKendree University 4-3
Fernando Flores (Credit: Kyle Allen)

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.

Singles Competition
1. Leonardo Schmitz Frederico (MKU) def. Hugues N'Goma (CU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Daniel Wessels (CU) def. Boriss Kamdem (MKU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
3. Subash Paramasivam (MKU) def. Jackson Vaughan (CU) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
4. Julappagari Anurag Reddy (MKU) def. Dan Slapnik Trost (CU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
5. Sacha Colomban (CU) def. Lorenzo Del Biondo (MKU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Nanase Ebisu (MKU) def. Fernando Flores (CU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
 
Doubles Competition
1. Boriss Kamdem/Leonardo Schmitz Frederico (MKU) def. Hugues N'Goma/Jackson Vaughan (CU) 6-3
2. Daniel Wessels/Dan Slapnik Trost (CU) def. Nanase Ebisu/Lorenzo Del Biondo (MKU) 7-5
3. Vaibhav Bisht/Fernando Flores (CU) def. Ryan Fung/Subash Paramasivam (MKU) 7-5