Women's tennis falls to WKU
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Women's tennis falls to WKU
Larissa Akari Miura (above) and Courtney Schaub won their doubles match Monday against Western Kentucky. (Credit Chuck Thompson)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Larissa Akari Miura and Courtney Schaub won a hard-fought doubles matches but Schaub lost in three sets in singles and Cumberland dropped another singles match in a tiebreaker, falling to Western Kentucky, 7-0, in women’s tennis action late Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Tennis Courts on the CU campus.

Cumberland (2-12) missed a couple of chances to get close in the match with tough losses at No. 2 doubles and Nos. 2 and 3 singles.

Akari Miura and Schaub defeated Monta Reinfelde and McKinley Mason, 9-7, at No. 1 doubles, but WKU’s Katrina Vucina and Alex Crofford won 8-4 at No. 2 over Tais Lacerda Bezerra and Anita Rácz and Megan Stephens and Morgan Freeman posted an 8-2 victory at No. 3 against Amber Johnson and Lindsey Gaither.

In singles Reinfelde defeated Akari Miura, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1 and Vucina came back to win against Schaub, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2. Mason won a first-set tiebreaker against Rácz at No. 3 and won, 7-6 (6), 6-2, and Crofford posted a 6-4, 6-0, victory at No. 4 over Johnson. Stephens defeated Lacerda Bezerra, 8-5, at No. 5, and Freeman won 8-0 at No. 6 against Gaither. For her efforts Akari Miura was named the Music City Star of the Game.

Cumberland will next play in the NAIA Qualifying Tournament on April 29-30 at The Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Western Kentucky 7, Cumberland Univ. 0
1. Monta Reinfelde (WKU) def. Larissa Akari Miura (CU), 6-1, 6-3
2. Katrina Vucina (WKU) def. Courtney Schaub (CU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
3. McKinley Mason (WKU) def. Anita Rácz (CU), 7-6 (6), 6-2
4. Alex Crofford (WKU) def. Amber Johnson (CU), 6-4, 6-0
5. Megan Stephens (WKU) def. Tais Lacerda Bezerra (CU), 8-5
6. Morgan Freeman (WKU) def. Lindsey Gaither (CU), 8-0

1. Akari Miura-Schaub (CU) def. Reinfelde-Mason (WKU), 9-7
2. Vucina-Crofford (WKU) def. Lacerda Bezerra-Rácz (CU), 8-4
3. Stephens-Freeman (WKU) def. Johnson-Gaither (CU), 8-2