Sixth-ranked Cumberland won all three doubles outings and the top five spots in singles, posting an 8-1 victory over Bluefield on Thursday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.
The Bulldogs (10-4, 6-0 Mid-South) won for the ninth straight time and can clinch the regular season conference championship with a victory today over 21st-ranked Pikeville.
CU started strong with three easy victories in doubles, as Antonio Manuel Marcelo and Pedro Rodrigues defeated Markel Aramberri and Lochlan Kitchen, 8-3, at No. 1, while Andres Burgos and Pablo Borrero won 8-1 against Carlton Tugman and James Gunn at No. 2 and Diogo Soares and Garry Tokas posted the same score at No. 3 versus Borja Jimenez and Chas Stonestreet.
In singles Borrero registered an 8-4 win at No. 1 over Aramberri, Rodrigues recorded an 8-6 victory at No. 2 versus Kitchen and Soares posted a 6-0, 6-1, triumph against Tugman at No. 3. Burgos defeated Jimenez, 6-1, 6-2, over Jimenez at No. 4 and Tokas collected a 6-2, 6-0, victory against Stonestreet at No. 5.
Gunn claimed Bluefield’s only point in the match with a 9-7 win at No. 6 against Dylan Nelson.
Women's tennis defeats Bluefield
Cumberland recorded victories at the top three singles positions and both contested doubles outings in a 5-1 win over Bluefield on Thursday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.
The Bulldogs (7-7, 3-3 Mid-South) will conclude the home schedule today against Pikeville.
Antea Dedić and Alena Gizdić defeated Casey Germain and Rebecca Havens, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles and Angelica Sepulveda won by the same score at No. 2 against Sierra Queen and Alison Morgan.
In singles the Bulldogs did not lose a game at the first three positions, with Sepulveda defeating Germain, Gizdić winning over Havens and Dedić taking care of Queen. Morgan claimed Bluefield’s only point with a default at No. 4.