Phoenix women drop 5-4 decision to Southeastern
Friday, March 22, 2019
Phoenix women drop 5-4 decision to Southeastern
Marianela Landi registered a singles win in CU's loss Friday versus Southeastern. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Southeastern University claimed two doubles outings and the final three matches on the court in a 5-4 victory over 13th-ranked Cumberland in women’s tennis action Friday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

CU’s Kylie Humphrey and Stefanie Navaratnam recorded an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles against Angelique Myrtil and Gabby Marshall, but Sharienne Ricardo and Beatrice Letizia defeated Jessica Hernandez and Marianela Landi, 8-6, at No. 1. SEU’s Priscila Baptista and Mia Dunagan won by the same score at No. 3 versus Ksenija Dmitrovic and Ana María Collazos.

The Phoenix (7-3) posted victories in the Top 3 singles matches, with 13th-ranked Ainhoa Garijo Garrido recording a 6-1, 6-4, win at No. 2 over 32nd-ranked Letizia and Landi collecting a 6-4, 6-3, triumph versus Myrtil while 31st-ranked Hernandez netted a 6-4, 6-3, victory against Ricardo at No. 1.

Southeastern registered wins in the final three matches in the lineup, starting with Baptista’s 6-1, 6-2, victory at No. 4 versus Collazos. Marshall defeated Navaratnam, 6-3, 0-6, 6-0, at No. 5 and Dunagan claimed the final point with a 7-5, 6-2, win against Dmitrovic at No. 6.

Cumberland plays at 17th-ranked University of the Cumberlands next Friday, the first of three straight road matches in Mid-South Conference play next weekend.

Southeastern University 5, Cumberland University 4
SINGLES

1. #31 Jessica Hernandez (CU) def. Sharienne Ricardo (SEU), 6-4, 6-3
2. #13 Ainhoa Garijo Garrido (CU) def. #32 Beatrice Letizia (SEU), 6-1, 6-4
3. Marianela Landi (CU) def. Angelique Myrtil (SEU), 6-4, 6-3
4. Priscila Baptista (SEU) def. Ana María Collazos (CU), 6-1, 6-2
5. Gabby Marshall (SEU) def. Stefanie Navaratnam (CU), 6-3, 0-6, 6-0
6. Mia Dunagan (SEU) def. Kzsenija Dmitrovic (CU), 7-5, 6-2

DOUBLES
1. Ricardo-Letizia (SEU) def. Hernandez-Landi (CU), 8-6
2. Kylie Humphrey-Navaratnam (CU) def. Myrtil-Marshall (SEU), 8-2
3. Baptista-Dunagan (SEU) def. Dmitrovic-Collazos (CU), 8-6
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,1,4,5,6)