Johnson wins in singles but CU falls
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Johnson wins in singles but CU falls
Amber Johnson won her singles match in straight sets in CU's loss Sunday at Western Kentucky. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Amber Johnson won her singles match in straight sets and Cumberland claimed one doubles outing, but the Bulldogs dropped a 6-1 decision to Western Kentucky in women’s tennis action Sunday in Bowling Green, Ky.

Cumberland (0-3) won the top doubles match in a tiebreaker and Johnson posted a victory at No. 4 singles, but the Hilltoppers claimed the other eight matches, including the five singles outings in straight sets.

WKU started with an 8-0 triumph at No. 3 doubles, as Megan Stephens and Morgan Freeman defeated Tais Lacerda Bezerra and Lindsey Gaither. The Hilltoppers also got a hard-fought win at No. 2 doubles, with Carrie True and Alex Crofford winning 8-6 against Johnson and Amber Rácz.

Courtney Schaub and Larissa Akari Miura outlasted Monta Reinfelde and McKinley Mason in the tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles.

Johnson won her singles outing, 6-3, 6-2, over Stephens, and Rácz lost 3-6, 6-7, at No. 3 singles to True. Otherwise WKU had their way in the rest of the singles matches.

Mason defeated Schaub, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1, while Reinfelde won 6-1, 6-1, over Akari Miura at No. 2. Crofford posted a 6-0, 6-1, victory against Lacerda Bezerra at No. 5, and Freeman won 6-2, 6-2, against Gaither at No. 6.

Cumberland takes on 13th-ranked Lindsey Wilson on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Gray Memorial Tennis Courts.

Western Kentucky 6, Cumberland Univ. 1
1. McKinley Mason (WKU) def. Courtney Schaub (CU), 6-3, 6-2
2. Monta Reinfelde (WKU) def. Larissa Akari Miura (CU), 6-1, 6-1
3. Carrie True (WKU) def. Anita Rácz (CU), 6-3, 7-6
4. Amber Johnson (CU) def. Megan Stephens (WKU), 6-3, 6-2
5. Alex Crofford (WKU) def. Tais Lacerda Bezerra (CU), 6-0, 6-1
6. Morgan Freeman (WKU) def. Lindsey Gaither (CU), 6-2, 6-2

1. Schaub-Akari Miura (CU) def. Reinfelde-Mason (WKU), 9-8
2. True-Crofford (WKU) def. Johnson-Rácz (CU), 8-6
3. Stephens-Freeman (WKU) def. Lacerda Bezerra-Gaither (CU), 8-0