Bulldogs post two victories
Friday, April 10, 2009
LEBANON, Tenn. – Natasha Yakimovich and Bea Mompó-Rebaque both defeated ranked players in singles and teamed up for a win over a ranked doubles opponent, as 25th-ranked Cumberland defeated Martin Methodist and Georgetown College this week in women’s tennis action.
 
Cumberland (8-5) defeated MMC on the road Wednesday and won Thursday at home over Georgetown, running its winning streak to three. The Bulldogs moved into the national rankings three weeks ago at No. 23 and stand No. 25 this week in the NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.
 
In Wednesday’s 9-0 victory in Pulaski, Yakimovich and Mompó-Rebaque, ranked eighth in doubles in the ITA National Rankings announced last week, defeated Anastasia Aleshcheva and Natalia Takara, 8-0, at No. 1, while teammates Emily Jacobs and Kerinn Meisenbach won 8-1 at No. 2 over Camilla Hovden and Mikaela Long. Courtney Schaub and Amber Johnson posted an 8-1 triumph at No. 3 over Fidelina Diaz and Allison Winters.
 
In singles ninth-ranked Yakimovich stayed undefeated this spring with a 6-0, 6-2, victory over Aleshcheva at No. 1, while Mompó-Rebaque won 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2 over Long. Schaub posted a 6-4, 6-0, triumph against Takara at No. 3 and Jacobs defeated Stanford, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 4. Meisenbach won 6-1, 6-2, over Diaz at No. 5 and Johnson posted a 6-0, 6-2, victory at No. 6 against Winters.
 
In Thursday’s 8-1 home triumph, Yakimovich and Mompó-Rebaque defeated 14th-ranked Emily Kerrick and Adrienne Bartlett, 8-3, at No. 1, but Georgetown’s Sarah Yost and Bianca Rugimbana won 9-8 (5) over Jacons and Meisenbach at No. 2. Schaub and Johnson posted an 8-1 triumph at No. 3 over Megan Watts and Megan Mars.
 
In singles Yakimovich defeated 41st-ranked Kerrick, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 and Mompó-Rebaque won 6-2, 7-5, over 33rd-ranked Bartlett at No. 2. Schaub posted a 6-4, 6-4, triumph over Yost at No. 3 and Jacobs won 1-6, 6-2, 10-5, at No. 4 over Rugimbana. Meisenbach defeated Watts, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 5 and Johnson posted a 6-1, 6-4, triumph over Mars at No. 6.
 
Cumberland hosts Western Kentucky Monday at 3 p.m. and Bethel College Tuesday at Noon to end the regular season before playing in the NAIA Qualifying Tournament in Springfield, Ill., April 16-18.
 
#25 Cumberland 9, Martin Methodist 0
SINGLES
1. (9) Natasha Yakimovich (CU) def. Anastasia Aleshcheva (MMC), 6-0, 6-2
2. Bea Mompó-Rebaque (CU) def. Mikaela Long (MMC), 6-0, 6-2
3. Courtney Schaub (CU) def. Natalia Takara (MMC), 6-4, 6-0
4. Emily Jacobs (CU) def. Jeanna Stanford (MMC), 6-3, 6-4
5. Kerinn Meisenbach (CU) def. Fidelina Diaz (MMC), 6-1, 6-2
6. Amber Johnson (CU) def. Allison Winters (MMC), 6-0, 6-2
 
DOUBLES
1. (8) Yakimovich-Mompó-Rebaque (CU) def. Aleshcheva-Takara (MMC), 8-0
2. Jacobs-Meisenbach (CU) def. Camilla Hovden-Long (MMC), 8-1
3. Schaub-Johnson (CU) def. Diaz-Winters (MMC), 8-1
 
#25 Cumberland 8, Georgetown College 1
SINGLES
1. (9) Natasha Yakimovich (CU) def. (41) Emily Kerrick (GEOR), 6-0, 6-1
2. Bea Mompó-Rebaque (CU) def. (33) Adrienne Bartlett (GEOR), 6-2, 7-5
3. Courtney Schaub (CU) def. Sarah Yost (GEOR), 6-4, 6-4
4. Emily Jacobs (CU) def. Bianca Rugimbana (GEOR), 1-6, 6-2, 10-5
5. Kerinn Meisenbach (CU) def. Megan Watts (GEOR), 6-0, 6-1
6. Amber Johnson (CU) def. Megan Mars (GEOR), 6-1, 6-4
 
DOUBLES
1. (8) Yakimovich-Mompó-Rebaque (CU) def. (14) Kerrick-Bartlett (GEOR), 8-3
2. Yost-Rugimbana (GEOR) def. Jacobs-Meisenbach (CU), 9-8 (5)
3. Schaub-Johnson (CU) def. Watts-Mars (GEOR), 8-1