Phoenix women defeat Coastal Georgia, 7-2
Friday, March 2, 2018
Phoenix women defeat Coastal Georgia, 7-2
Belén Salazar Yañez won her singles match in straight sets in CU's 7-2 win Friday against No. 22 Coastal Georgia. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nineteenth-ranked Cumberland University recorded five singles victories and two doubles wins in a 7-2 team victory over 22nd-ranked Coastal Georgia in women’s tennis action Friday in Macon, Ga.

The Mariners won the doubles match at No. 1, with Samantha Sepe and Jasmine Carswell collecting an 8-1 decision over Jasmine Shankar and Ana Marĩa Collazos, but Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Joana Bou registered an 8-4 victory at No. 2 versus Sonja Wind and Samanthan Lasslett and Marianela Landi and Stefanie Navaratnam won by the same score at No. 3 against Lindsey Lawing and Madeline Garner.

In singles 14th-ranked Garijo Garrido was the first off with a 6-1, 6-4, victory at No. 1 over Carswell and Landi followed with a 7-5, 6-2, victory at No. 2 versus Sepe. Wind collected a 6-3, 6-3, triumph at No. 3 against Bou, but Collazos picked up the deciding point with a 6-3, 6-2, win at No. 5 over Garner.

Navaratnam defeated Paige DeLaPerriere, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 6 and CU’s Belén Salazar Yañez posted a 6-1, 7-5, victory at No. 4 over Lasslett.

Cumberland faces 15th-ranked SCAD-Atlanta and No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday.

#19 Cumberland University 7, #22 Coastal Georgia 2
SINGLES

1. #14 Ainhoa Garijo Garrido (CU) def. Jasmine Carswell (CCG), 6-1, 6-4
2. Marianela Landi (CU) def. Samantha Sepe (CCG), 7-5, 6-2
3. Sonja Wind (CCG) def. Joana Bou (CU), 6-3, 6-3
4. Belén Salazar Yañez (CU) def. Samantha Lasslett (CCG), 6-1, 7-5
5. Ana Marĩa Collazos (CU) def. Madeline Garner (CCG), 6-3, 6-2
6. Stefanie Navaratnam (CU) def. Paige DeLaPerriere (CCG), 6-2, 6-4

DOUBLES
1. Sepe-Carswell (CCG) def. Jasmine Shankar-Collazos (CU), 8-1
2. Garijo Garrido-Bou (CU) def. Wind-Lasslett (CCG), 8-4
3. Landi-Navaratnam (CU) def. Lindsey Lawing-Garner (CCG), 8-4
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,2,3,5,6,4)