LEBANON, Tenn. – Courtney Schaub and Larissa Akari Miura both reached the semifinals in singles, winning three matches each along the way and leading Cumberland’s women’s tennis team this past weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships in Owensboro, Ky.
Schaub posted three straight-set victories before falling to Lindsey Wilson’s Slavica Milanovic in the semifinals. The Bulldog junior defeated Georgetown College’s Natalie Hill, 6-2, 6-2; Bethel University’s Sofia Pacifico, 6-2, 6-2; and Georgetown’s fourth-seeded Haley Hart, 6-2, 6-0 in the 43-player field.
Miura also won three times before losing to eventual winner Trina Slapeka, also of Lindsey Wilson, in the semifinals. Miura, a freshman from Curitiba, Brazil, posted a 6-1, 6-0, triumph over Campbellsville University’s Aspen Edwards; 6-0, 6-0 against Kaitlin Smith from the Univ. of the Cumberlands; and 6-4, 6-2 over Georgetown’s third-seeded Adrienne Bartlett.
Fourth other Bulldog players – Amber Johnson, Anita Racz, Lindsey Gaither and Tais Lacerda Bezerra – all lost in their first match.
In doubles Miura and Schaub defeated Martin Methodist’s Mikaela Long and Jeanna Stanford, 8-3, before dropping an 8-4 decision to Campbellsville’s Anita Henestrosa and Gleidys Salazar. Racz and Johnson lost 8-6 to Georgetown’s Jackie Cobb and Hill while Bezerra and Gaither dropped an 8-1 decision to Georgetown’s Emily Krick and Hart.
The women’s tennis team will compete in the Patriot Fall Classic at the Univ. of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., October 9-10.