Women's Tennis takes down Freed-Hardeman and Bethel to close Regular Season
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Women's Tennis takes down Freed-Hardeman and Bethel to close Regular Season
Alexandra Leisibach helped Cumberland played a big role in Cumberland's two wins. (Credit: Bob Tamboli)

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 


Singles competition

1. Jessica Hernandez (CU) def. Dayana Ortega (FHU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Mia Lancaster (FHU) def. Elina Sungatullina (CU) 6-4, 7-6
3. Maria Arbelaez (CU) def. Julianna Alves (FHU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Lara Zugasti (CU) def. Delfina Rodriguez (FHU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Carly Earnhardt (CU) vs Savannah Corbitt (FHU) unfinished
6. Alexandra Leisibach (CU) vs Camryn Reed (FHU) unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Dayana Ortega/Mia Lancaster (FHU) def. Jessica Hernandez/Maria Arbelaez (CU) 6-4
2. Alexandra Leisibach/Lara Zugatsi (CU) def. Julianna Alves/Delfina Rodriguez (FHU) 6-0 
3. Kaede Hatano/Elina Sungatullina (CU) def. Savannah Corbitt/Camryn Reed (FHU) 6-0
Cumberland 4, Bethel 3

Singles competition

1. Tijana Svitlica (BU) def. Jessica Hernandez (CU) 7-6, 6-2
2. Elina Sungatullina (CU) def. Anabella Baralt (BU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Maria Arbelaez (CU) def. Marina Zotelli (BU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Sophia Vasconcellos (BU) def. Lara Zugasti (CU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Lexi Daniels (BU) def. Carly Earnhardt (CU) 7-6, 6-7, 10-6
6. Alexandra Leisibach (CU) def. Kelsie Seiber (BU) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Marina Zotelli/Tijana Svitlica (BU) def. Jessica Hernandez/Maria Arbelaez (CU) 7-5
2. Elina Sungatullina/Kaede Hatano (CU) def. Samantha Jo Stone/Lexi Daniels (BU) 6-0
3. Alexandra Leisibach/Lara Zugatsi (CU) def. Sophia Vasconellos/Anabella Baralt (BU) 6-2