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Puertolas, Fernandez Meaca take singles wins at the Cumberlands

Staff Reports • Oct 10, 2017 at 3:49 PM

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Ramon Puertolas collected two singles wins and he and Francisco Fernandez Meaca won his doubles draw for Cumberland tennis Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands Fall Invitational.

In doubles Puertolas and Fernandez Meaca recorded an 8-6 victory over Igor Golubovic and Eric Banoub before winning by the same score against UC’s Rodrigo Ratte and Luis Montull.

Thiago Lopes and Pau Grabuleda Cruañas dropped an 8-4 decision to Tennessee Wesleyan’s Maurico Muniz and Andre Kaloussieh and the Cumberland duo lost in a tiebreaker, 7-4, to Lee University’s Bruno Medeiros and Daniel Prata.

Puertolas defeated Rodrigo Ratte from the Cumberlands, 6-4, 6-7(9), 12-10, and led Lindsey Wilson’s Denis Porcic, 5-4, before Porcic retired.

Lopes lost 6-4, 6-4, to Reinhardt University’s Fábio Pereira but came back with a 6-1, 6-1, victory over Tennessee Wesleyan’s Bernet Paredes.

Fernandez Meaca defeated Miles Matthews, 6-1, 6-1, but lost by the same score to Reinhardt’s Anton Shultz, while Grabuleda Cruañas won his opening singles match, 4-6, 6-4, 10-3, versus Wesleyan’s Kaloussieh but lost 6-4, 6-4, to Reinhardt’s Brandon Lane.

Cumberland will play its final fall tournament this Saturday at Campbellsville University.

Landi, Garijo Garrido pick up wins at UC

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Marianela Landi and Ainhoa Garijo Garrido each won singles draws but the duo lost in the doubles final for Cumberland women’s tennis on Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands Fall Invitational.

Landi defeated Luke Lyttle from the University of the Cumberlands, 6-2, 6-2, and posted a 1-6, 6-4, 10-5, victory over UC’s Jaclyn Jewell.

Garijo Garrido collected a 6-1, 6-1, win versus Reinhardt University’s Yamit Vodavoz and recorded a 7-5, 6-3, victory over Tomomi Nagao from the Cumberlands as well.

In doubles Landi and Garijo Garrido dropped an 8-4 decision to Lindsey Wilson’s Jovana Pecic and Minja Gligic but came back with an 8-4 win versus Tennessee Wesleyan’s Haruka Hirata and Noemi Principal.

Cumberland will play its final fall tournament this Saturday at Campbellsville University.

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