On Friday, April 5, 2013, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) men and women's tennis teams traveled to Columbia, KY to battle the Mid-South Conference (MSC) powerhouse Lindsey Wilson College. Both squads gave a valiant effort, but were unsuccessful in coming out with a set of wins. The men's team was defeated by the #4 nationally ranked Blue Raiders 9-0. Some of the women found their rhythm, but the team could not execute for the win as they fell to the #5 ranked Lady Blue Raiders 7-2.
For the women, Neesha Thirumalaichelvam (Selangor, Malaysia), ranked #4 in the nation defeated Alejandra Galvis 6-0, 1-6, 10-7. Erin Hart (Corbin, KY) defeated Diana Gerlakh in an intense 3-set match 4-6, 7-5, 10-8.
Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, as they will host the Eagles of Carson Newman College. The Patriots will honor their seniors with pre-game festivities. Match times are set for 2 p.m.
For more information on the tennis program and all other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.
Article provided by Annie Bailey, UC Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant