Cumberland WTENN finishes as the MSC Fall Tournament Runner-up
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Cumberland WTENN finishes as the MSC Fall Tournament Runner-up
(Credit: MSC Officials)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland women's tennis falls 6-1 to the University of the Cumberlands to finish runner-up in the Mid-South Conference Fall Championships.

Cumberland's Juanita Mendez and Kaede Hatano defeated Meiri Okuwaki and Tessa Gray 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. The Patriots would take the doubles point by winning the next two matches. Fan Shiau and Marina Nagai won 7-5 at No. 2 doubles against Jessica Hernandez and Lara Zugasti (CU). Laura Prieto and Catherine Rae clinched the point with a 7-6 (7-4) victory at No. 3 doubles over Maria Arbelaez and Valentina Mendez.

Shiau gave the Patriots a 2-0 lead in the match with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles over Valentina Mendez. Following a win at No. 5 singles, Cumberlands clinched the match when Rae defeated Kaede Hatano 6-1, 6-2.

Okuwaki defeated Jessica Hernandez 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 at No. 1 singles. The Phoenix's won at No. 2 singles when Maria Arbelaez defeated Mikaela Fros 4-6, 6-0, 10-3. Nagai (UC) picked up a 6-4, 7-5 victory at No. 3 singles over Elina Sungatullina.

Cumberland women's tennis will be back in action October 22-23 for the Carson Newman Fall Invite.