MCKENZIE, Tenn.--Cumberland women's tennis picked up two wins in the final two matches of the regular season.
Cumberland took on Freed-Hardeman last night having to fight the weather and cold and push the match back to a very late start time. They played to clinch as the weather had no breaks in it and it was continually getting cooler the later it got. The Phoenix won 4-1 taking the doubles point and winning three singles matches.
Freed-Hardeman's No. 1 doubles team of Dayana Ortega and Mia Lancaster defeated Jessica Hernandez and Maria Arbelaez 6-4. The Phoenix's No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams of Alexandra Leisibach and Lara Zugatsi and Kaede Hatano and Elina Sungatullina got it done with two 6-0 wins for the point.
Hernandez redeemed herself with a singles victory over Ortega at No. 1 6-3, 6-2. Sungatullina dropped her match at No. 2 against Lancaster 6-4, 7-6. Arbelaez and Zugasti clinched the win for the Phoenix picking up wins at No. 3 and No. 4.
Cumberland had a tough road battle against Bethel University as they won 4-3. The Phoenix took the doubles point and picked up three wins in their singles matches.
Bethel won the first doubles match 7-5 but Cumberland's No.2 team of Sungatullina and Hatano evened up the doubles 1-1 after winning 6-0. Cumberland took the doubles point after Leisibach and Zugatsi won 6-2 in the third match.
Hernandez fell 7-6, 6-2 at No. 1 against Tijana Svitlica. Sungatullina and Arbelaez won their singles matches to take a 3-1 advantage over Bethel. Bethel won the next two singles over Zugatsi and Earhardt to even the match at three-all. Leisibach helped Cumberland clinch the win after defeating Kelsie Seiber 6-4, 6-1 in the final singles match of the day.
Cumberland 4, Freed-Hardeman 1