Women's tennis defeats RedHawks, 7-2
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Women's tennis defeats RedHawks, 7-2
Stefanie Navaratnam took part in both a singles and doubles victory for the Phoenix in their 7-2 victory over Martin Methodist Tuesday. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eighteenth-ranked Cumberland won 2-of-3 doubles and collected five singles victories en route to a 7-2 victory in women’s tennis over Martin Methodist on Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

The Phoenix (5-1) started a five-match homestand with Tuesday’s win, with matches scheduled for Friday against Bethel University and Saturday versus William Woods University later this week.

Kylie Humphrey and Stefanie Navaratnam posted an 8-0 victory at No. 3 doubles over MMC’s Jennifer Wilson and Gracie Hayes and Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Jessica Hernandez won 8-5 at No. 1 versus Michelle Blaha and Skylar McDonald. Martin Methodist got a victory at No. 2, with Miriam Sanchez and Sina Albersmeier defeating Marianela Landi and Ana María Collazos, 8-3.

In singles Hernandez blanked McDonald, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 before Garijo Garrido recorded a 6-0, 6-2, victory at No. 1 over Blaha. Albersmeier kept the RedHawks alive with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, win at No. 3 versus Landi, but Collazos clinched the victory for Cumberland with a 6-1, 6-0, triumph at No. 5 against Wilson.

Navaratnam defeated Haynes, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6 and Humphrey finished the team win with a 7-5, 6-2, triumph at No. 4 over Sanchez.

#18 Cumberland University 7, Martin Methodist 2

1. Ainhoa Garijo Garrido (CU) def. Michelle Blaha (MMC), 6-0, 6-2
2. Jessica Hernandez (CU) def. Skylar McDonald (MMC), 6-0, 6-0
3. Sina Albersmeier (MMC) def. Marianela Landi (CU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
4. Kylie Humphrey (CU) def. Miriam Sanchez (MMC), 7-5, 6-2
5. Ana María Collazos (CU) def. Jennifer Wilson (MMC), 6-1, 6-0
6. Stefanie Navaratnam (CU) def. Gracie Haynes (MMC), 6-0, 6-0

1. Garijo Garrido-Hernandez (CU) def. Blaha-McDonald (MMC), 8-5
2. Sanchez-Albersmeier (MMC) def. Landi-Collazos (CU), 8-3
3. Humphrey-Navaratnam (CU) def. Wilson-Haynesr (MMC), 8-0
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,1,3,5,6,4)