Bulldogs sweep Martin Methodist
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Bulldogs sweep Martin Methodist
Alena Gizdić won both her singles and doubles matches on Wednesday against Martin Methodist. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept all three doubles matches and all six singles outings, as the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs blanked long-time rival Martin Methodist, 9-0, in women’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

The Bulldogs (2-3) host Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday at 2 p.m.

CU started quickly in doubles, with Alena Gizdić and Angelica Sepulveda posting an 8-5 win at No. 1 over Maria Charrys and Callie Thomas. Antea Dedić and Anita Rácz registered an 8-1 victory at No. 2 versus Victoria Ryjak and Rachel Wolfe and Sandra Munoz Poletti and Tais Lacerda Bezerra won by the same score at No. 3 against Laura Ariza and Natalie Guarnizo.

In singles Sepulveda defeated Charrys, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1, while Gizdić won 6-4, 6-3, versus Ryjak at No. 2 and Dedić recorded a 6-0, 6-1, triumph at No. 3 against Thomas. Rácz posted a 6-0, 6-1, victory at No. 4 over Ariza, Munoz Poletti won 7-5, 6-1, at No. 5 versus Wolfe and Lacerda Bezerra registered a 6-0, 6-0, win at No. 6 against Guarnizo.

#22 Cumberland Univ. 9, Martin Methodist 0
SINGLES
1. Angelica Sepulveda (CU) def. Maria Charrys (MMC), 6-0, 6-2
2. Alena Gizdić (CU) def. Victoria Ryjak (MMC), 6-4, 6-3
3. Antea Dedić (CU) def. Callie Thomas (MMC), 6-0, 6-1
4. Anita Rácz (CU) def. Laura Ariza (MMC), 6-0, 6-1
5. Sandra Munoz Poletti (CU) def. Rachel Wolfe (MMC), 7-5, 6-1
6. Tais Lacerda Bezerra (CU) def. Natalie Guarnizo (MMC), 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES
1. Gizdić-Sepulveda (CU) def. Charrys-Thomas (MMC), 8-5
2. Dedić-Rácz (CU) def. Ryjak-Wolfe (MMC), 8-1
3. Munoz Poletti-Lacerdad Bezerra (CU) def. Ariza-Guarnizo (MMC), 8-1