Xavier posts 5-0 win versus women's tennis
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Xavier posts 5-0 win versus women's tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Second-ranked Xavier [LA] University won both contested doubles matches and the only singles outing that was started, taking a 5-0 victory over No. 15 Cumberland on Sunday in women’s tennis action at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

The Gold Nuggets (11-5) started with two doubles wins, as Kourtney Howell and Brion Flowers defeated Alena Gizdić and Antea Dedić, 8-3, at No. 1 and Simone-Alyse Ewell and Nour Abbes won by the same score at No. 2 versus Angelica Sepulveda and Franki Jecker. Xavier got two more points with uncontested matches at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles, as Cumberland (3-4) has just five players to compete this season.

While the doubles were being played, Xavier’s Brandi Nelson posted a 6-1, 6-0, victory at No. 5 singles over Tais Lacerda Bezerra, finishing off the win for the visitors.

#2 Xavier Univ. 5, #15 Cumberland Univ. 0
SINGLES
1. Angelica Sepulveda (CU) vs. #4 Nour Abbes (XU), DNP
2. Alena Gizdić (CU) vs. #26 Kourtney Howell (XU), DNP
3. Antea Dedić (CU) vs. #36 Brion Flowers (XU), DNP
4. Franki Jecker (CU) vs. Simone-Alyse Ewell (XU), DNP
5. Brandi Nelson (XU) def. Tais Lacerda Bezerra (CU), 6-1, 6-0
6. Xavier won by default

DOUBLES
1. Howell-Flowers (XU) def. Dedić-Gizdić (CU), 8-3
2. Ewell-Abbes (XU) def. Sepulveda-Jecker (CU), 8-3
3. Xavier won by default