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CU TENNIS -- Puertolas honored

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Ramon Puertolas

CU teams eliminated -
Cumberland University's Ramon Puertolas was voted the Mid-South Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week Monday, April 24 after posting a pair of victories in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

The Tarrega, Spain, native posted a 6-1, 6-0, singles victory at No. 3 over the University of Pikeville's Pedro Azevedo and combined with Riccardo Ferraris for an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles versus Pikeville's Oscar Pacheco and Jorge Mejia.

Puertolas improved to 9-3 in singles and 7-5 in doubles this academic year.

CU men fall to Campbellsville -
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Riccardo Ferraris and Ramon Puertolas picked up singles matches and combined for a doubles win, but ninth-ranked Campbellsville University edged Cumberland, 5-3, in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Men's Tennis Championships here Monday at Kereaikes Park.
The Tigers (18-3) advanced to the championship match, while the season ends for the Phoenix, who finished 7-6 overall.
Campbellsville won the first two completed doubles matches, with Chrys Castro and Alejandro Reyes collecting an 8-3 victory over Thiago Lopes and Axel Lucich, while Brendar Aguilar and Victor Ahlbeck recorded an 8-4 win at No. 2 versus Jose Ortega Vela and Alejandro Rosas Garcia.
Ferraris and Puertolas broke twice late in the match at No. 3, taking an 8-4 triumph against Adrian Sabrojo and Mario Belloni.
In singles fifth-ranked Aguilar did not let Rosas Garcia in the match from the opening game, taking a 6-1, 6-1, victory at No. 1, but the Phoenix evened the match with wins at Nos. 3 and 4.
Ferraris broke once in the opening set and twice in the second set, overpowering Ahlbeck, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 4. Puertolas outlasted Sabrojo at No. 3, 6-2, 6-4, running down ball after ball and coming up with winners on the baseline and at the net, evening the match at three.
That lasted for just minutes, with Reyes taking a 6-4, 6-3, triumph at No. 2 versus Lopes. Reyes broke in the final game of the first set when it looked like things were heading for a tiebreaker and then broke again in the middle of the second set for the victory.
The Tigers led at No. 5, 7-5, 4-3, with Belloni breaking in the last game of the first set as well and he and Lucich on serve in the second set. Castro posted the final point for Campbellsville, winning the last four games of the match for a 6-2, 6-4, win at No. 6 against Ortega Vela.

CU women eliminated by Georgetown -
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Georgetown College swept the doubles and posted singles wins at Nos. 3 and 6, defeating 25th-ranked Cumberland, 5-1, here Sunday evening in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women's Tennis Championships.
The Tigers (16-6) set-up the team victory by sweeping the doubles matches, with Abigail Kennedy and Madelyn Kauffman defeating Belen Salazar Yanez and Trinidad Aguirre, 8-1, at No. 3. Amanda Moore and Lauren Fazenbaker recorded an 8-4 win at No. 2 versus Sarah Edwards and Marta Ferrando Pea before Shae Henry and Natalie Fiepke pulled out a tiebreaker, 7-5, at No. 1 over Franki Jecker and Ainhoa Garijo Garrido.
Cumberland's Garijo Garrido was the first player off in singles, registering a 6-3, 6-1, victory at No. 1 against Henry, but Moore posted a 6-2, 6-4, win at No. 3 for the Tigers versus Jecker and Kauffman finished off the match with a 6-3, 6-2, triumph at No. 6 over Edwards.
Ferrando Pea and Aguirre were both up a set in their matches for the Phoenix and Jasmine Shankar split sets in her outing at No. 4.
Cumberland ends the season 4-9 overall.

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