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CU men take down F-H to remain undefeated in MSC

Mar. 23—Cumberland's men stayed hot in Mid-South Conference tennis action, taking down Freed-Hardeman 6-1 Thursday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.

Doubles did not take long as the Phoenix jumped on the Lions early and ran away with the point. In just 21 minutes, Elisey Kalashikov and Paul-Daniel Meyer won at No. 3 doubles, taking the set 6-1.

Cumberland took the doubles point soon after as Vitor Ferreira and Julian Parada got the win at the top singles spot, winning in a quick 6-4 set. German Suarez and Daniel Wessels got the sweep for the Phoenix at the top spot in a 6-2 victory.

Singles action was all CU, with the No. 1 spot being the only to go the way of the Lions, as Daniel Wessels fell in a three set battle. Wessels won the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (7-4), but as the match went on he began to run out of steam, dropping the next two sets 7-5 and 6-1.

Vitor Ferreira had the only match of the rest of the day that saw a Lion win more than three games in a set, though he managed to win 6-2, 7-5, and keep the momentum on the Phoenix's side by winning at the No. 2 spot.

Julian Parada and Dan Slapnik Trost were both on the tops of their game, winning in dominant fashion. Parada only allowed a single game in both sets, winning 6-1, 6-1, while Trost was a step ahead, giving the Lions a bagel in both sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Adrijan Hrzic had a tighter contest at No. 4 singles, but still did not allow more than three games in either set, winning 6-2, 6-3. The final match of the day was just short of being as long as the No. 1 spot, with Jackson Vaughan winning 6-1, 6-3, in just under two hours of play.

Cumberland will be back in action at home, taking on (RV) Campbellsville at 1 p.m.