No. 17 Cumberland defeats No. 25 St. Thomas, 4-3
Thursday, March 11, 2021
No. 17 Cumberland defeats No. 25 St. Thomas, 4-3
Jessica Hernadez clinched the victory for CU with a singles win. (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland women's tennis defeats No. 25 in a tight 4-3 win. 

Cumberland got the point in doubles taking two of the three matches. Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Jessica Hernandez swept the Bobcats number ones in doubles and Marcela Cordeiro and Alexandra Leisibach defeated the team of Giovanna Paschoalin and Thalia Skeene, 7-6 for a crucial point.

Cumberland picked up three wins in singles competition to take the one-point victory. Garijo Garrido defeated Annie Carrera 7-6, 6-3 at No. 1. Carly Earnhardt  defeated Mariah Bastos 6-3, 6-3 at No. 6 and Jessica Hernandez clinched the victory for the Phoenix with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Amber Paterson at No. 2.

Cumberland is back in action this Sunday against Lindsey Wilson.

#17 Cumberland University 4, #25 St. Thomas University 3
Singles competition
1. Ainhoa Garijo Garrido (CU) def. Annie Carrera (STU) 7-6, 6-3
2. Jessica Hernandez (CU) def. Amber Paterson (STU) 7-6, 6-3
3. Lia Pena (STU) def. Ksenija Dmitrovic (CU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Vanessa Centeno (STU) def. Joana Bou (CU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Sofia De La Fuente (STU) def. Marcela Cordeiro (CU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Carly Earnhardt (CU) def. Mariah Bastos (STU) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Ainhoa Garijo Garrido/Jessica Hernandez (CU) def. Amber Paterson/Vanessa Centeno (STU) 6-0
2. Annie Carrera/Lia Pena (STU) def. Joana Bou/Ksenija Dmitrovic (CU) 6-0
3. Marcela Cordeiro/Alexandra Leisibach (CU) def. Giovanna Paschoalin/Thalia Skeene (STU) 7-6