Men's Tennis opens 2023 with loss at Lipscomb
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Men's Tennis opens 2023 with loss at Lipscomb

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Cumberland men’s tennis took on NCAA Division I program Lipscomb at Richland Country Club for the first action of the new year. 

The Bisons were able to take the doubles point as Pavel Kelo and Adrijan Hrzic lost at No. 1 doubles 6-2. Julian Parada and German Suarez played the tightest doubles match at No. 2, but dropped it 6-3. Daniel Wessels and Dan Slapnik Trost lost at No. 3 6-2 as well. 

The strong play continued for the Bisons in the singles competition as Maskim Bogdanovich posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory in the number one spot to open the action over Kelo. Henrique Ushizima won his number four singles match by a score of 1-6, 6-1, 6-2, over Parada. before Viskash Singh clinched a 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 win in the third spot over Hrzic.

Salas Tulla and Penny clinched wins in the number five (6-4, 6-2) and sixth (6-2, 6-4) spots to complete the scoring for Lipscomb.

Singles competition 

  1. BOGDANOVICH, Maksim (LIP) def. KELO, Pavel (CU) 6-1, 6-4 
  2. WESSELS, Daniel (CU) def. MESQUIDA, Alex (LIP) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 
  3. SINGH, Vikash (LIP) def. HRZIC, Adrijan (CU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 
  4. USHIZIMA, Henrique (LIP) def. PARADA, Julian (CU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 
  5. SALAS TULLA, Carlos (LIP) def. SUAREZ, German (CU) 6-4, 6-2 
  6. PENNY, Jake (LIP) def. SLAPNIK TROST, Dan (CU) 6-2, 6-4 

Doubles competition 

  1. STOJANOVIC, Luka/SALAS TULLA, Carlos (LIP) def. KELO, Pavel/HRZIC, Adrijan (CU) 6-2  
  2. BOGDANOVICH, Maksim/MESQUIDA, Alex (LIP) def. PARADA, Julian/SUAREZ, German (CU) 6-3 
  3. PENNY, JAKE/SINGH, Vikash (LIP) def. WESSELS, Daniel/SLAPNIK TROST, Dan (CU) 6-2