Phoenix drop two matches at Murray State
Monday, February 26, 2018
Phoenix drop two matches at Murray State
Jasmine Shankar won her singles match in CU's 6-3 loss Sunday to Southern Indiana. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Jasmine Shankar and Joana Bou each posted singles wins, but Cumberland dropped a 6-3 decision to NCAA Division II Southern Indiana and lost 7-0 to Division I Murray State in women’s tennis action Sunday in Murray, Ky.

The Phoenix lost all three doubles matches to Southern Indiana, putting the Eagles in control of the match.

USI’s Jenny Mikizar and Lauryn Thompson posted a 6-4 decision against Marianela Landi and Bou at No. 3 before before Lauren Hambrock and Kelsey Shipman won a tiebreaker, 7-5, at No. 1 doubles versus Garijo Garrido and Ana Marĩa Collazos while Alex Jamison and Anna McDonald won 6-3 versus CU’s Stafanie Navaratnam and Shankar at No. 2.

Garijo Garrido collected a 6-2, 6-2, decision at No. 1 singles for the Phoenix and Shankar posted a 7-6 (3), 6-4, win at No. 3 versus McDonald. Bou came back for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, victory over Jamison at No. 4.

USI’s Shipman defeated Landi, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 singles, Mizikar won 6-1, 6-1, versus Navaratnam at No. 5 and Thompson claimed a 6-3, 6-4, victory against Collazos at No. 6.

Murray State won both completed doubles matches and all six singles outings, blanking Cumberland in CU’s second match of the day.

Amina Hadzic and Sara Loncarevic recorded a 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles versus Garijo Garrido and Bou and Sara Bjork and Jeanne Masson posted a 6-0 victory at No. 3 over Belén Salazar Yañez and Landi. Shankar and Collazos trailed 4-3 at No. 2 against Claire Chang and Stasya Sharapova.

In singles Hadzic defeated Landi, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 before Sharapova collected a 6-2, 6-1, win at No. 2 versus Bou. Masson led 6-1, 4-2, in the second set when Shankar retired at No. 4 and Chang outlated Garijo Garrido, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 10-4 at No. 1.

Cumberland opens the home schedule Monday with a 1 p.m. match against Tennessee Wesleyan at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

Southern Indiana 6, Cumberland University 3
SINGLES

1. #14 Ainhoa Garijo Garrido (CU) def. Lauren Hambrock (USI), 6-2, 6-2
2. Kelsey Shipman (USI) def. Marianela Landi (CU), 6-1, 6-1
3. Jasmine Shankar (CU) def. Anna McDonald (USI), 7-6 (3), 6-4
4. Joana Bou (CU) def. Alex Jamison (USI), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Jenny Mizikar (USI) def. Stefanie Navaratnam (CU), 6-1, 6-1
6. Lauryn Thompson (USI) def. Ana Marĩa Collazos (CU), 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES
1. Hambrock-Shipman (USI) def. Garijo Garrido-Collazos (CU), 7-6 (5)
2. Jamison-McDonald (USI) def. Navaratman-Shankar (CU), 6-3
3. Mizikar-Thompson (USI) def. Landi-Bou (CU), 6-4
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)

Murray State 7, Cumberland University 0
SINGLES

1. Claire Chang (MUR) def. #14 Ainhoa Garijo Garrido (CU), 6-7 (5), 6-1, 10-4
2. Stasya Sharapova (MUR) def. Joana Bou (CU), 6-2, 6-1
3. Amina Hadzic (MUR) def. Marianela Landi (CU), 6-1, 6-0
4. Jeanne Masson (MUR) def. Jasmine Shankar (CU), 6-1, 4-2, retired
5. Sara Loncarevic (MUR) def. Ana Marĩa Collazos (CU), 8-1
6. Hannah Rikard (MUR) def. Stefanie Navaratnam (CU), 8-1

DOUBLES
1. Hadzic-Loncarevic (MUR) def. Garijo Garrido-Bou (CU), 6-2
2. Chang-Sharapova (MUR) vs. Shankar-Collazos (CU), 4-3, DNF
3. Sara Bjork-Masson (MUR) def. Salazar Yañez-Landi (CU), 6-0
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,2,4,1,5,6)