Cumberland Men's Tennis earns 4-3 win over UT Southern in Quarterfinals
Friday, April 22, 2022
Cumberland Men's Tennis earns 4-3 win over UT Southern in Quarterfinals
No. 2 Adrijan Hrzic picked up a big win over Asahi Tetsuya 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 (Credit: MSC Officials)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-- No. 3 seeded Cumberland men's tennis earns a big 4-3 win over No. 6 Tennessee Southern in the Mid-South Conference 

“Our team keeps showing grit and determination to stay together under adversity. Today was a huge win as we lost the doubles point and we were down a set in all the courts except at number 1," head coach Thiago Lins said. 
 
"We were down 3-1 overall and needed to win the 3 remainder courts with Sacha and German leading in the third set and Adrijan up in the second set after losing the first one. 
It came down eventually to Adrijan to handle the nerves and close out the big comeback for CU. I couldn’t be prouder of the great season we have had so far on and off the court. This team is making history and representing our school at the highest manners possible.
We are another step closer to achieve our goal to make nationals this year, but as well as closer to fight for the conference title which is another team goal."

"We are ready to battle tomorrow against a very strong Cumberlands team. Let’s go CU!”

Tennessee Southern took the doubles point winning two out of the three doubles matches. The No. 1 pairing of Jackson Vaughan and Hugues N'Goma fell 6-3 to Shizuya Kubo and Asahi Tetsuya while the No. 2 pairing of German Suarez and Daniel Wessels dropped their match 6-3 to Guilherme Cupertino and Nickolas Rosa. The No. 3 pairing of Dan Slapnik Trost and Adrijan Hrzic won their match over Felipe Dias and Rage Matcuk.
 
In singles play, Cumberland took care of business winning four out of the six possible points. CU's No. 1 single Daniel Wessels topped Martin Cabrerra 6-1, 6-3 and No. 2 Adrijan Hrzic won his match over Asahi Tetsuya 6-7, 6-3, 6-3. German Suarez took care of business for the Phoenix in the No. 3 singles spot, topping Shizuya Kubo 6-1, 3-6, 3-6.
 
UT Southern took the No. 4 and No. 5 singles matches over the Phoenix with Guilherme Cupertino topping Hugues N'Goma 6-1, 6-4 and Nickolas Rosa defeating Jackson Vaughan 7-5, 6-2. Sacha Colomban picked up a big win at the No. 6 singles spot over Juan Camilo Moreno 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 to secure the victory for the Phoenix.
 
Cumberland is set to take on No. 2 seeded University of the Cumberlands in the MSC Semifinals tomorrow night at 6 p.m.
 
 
Singles competition
1. Daniel Wessels (CU)def. Martin Cabrerra (UTS) 6-1, 6-3
2. Adrijan Hrzic (CU) def. Asahi Tetsuya (UTS) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
3. German Suarez (CU) def. Shizuya Kubo (UTS) 6-1, 3-6, 3-6
4. Guilherme Cupertino (UTS) def. Hugues N'Goma(CU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Nickolas Rosa (UTS) def. Jackson Vaughan (CU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Sacha Colomban (CU) def. Juan Camilo Moreno (UTS) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
 
Doubles competition
1. Shizuya Kubo/Asahi Tetsuya (UTS) def. Jackson Vaughan/Hugues N'Goma (CU) 6-3
2. Guilherme Cupertino/Nickolas Rosa (UTS) def. German Suarez/Daniel Wessels (UTS) 6-3
3. Dan Slapnik Trost/Adrijan Hrzic (CU) def. Felipe Dias/Rage Matcuk (UTS) 6-2