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Cumberland’s Gizdić, Marcelo voted MSC Players of the Week

Posted on 11 March 2014 by Jimmy


Cumberland’s Antonio Manuel Marcelo and Alena Gizdić were named the Mid-South Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, on Tuesday, as announced by the league office.

Gizdić won all six of her matches at the AUM Spring Invitational, helping the Bulldogs to a 3-0 mark in the event. She posted straight-set victories in all three singles outings at No. 2, defeating Belhaven University’s Katherine Campbell (6-0, 6-2), Coastal Georgia’s Sunshine Beba (6-2, 7-5) and Martin Methodist’s Viktoria Ryjak (6-2, 6-0).

In doubles Gizdić and Antea Dedić recorded three doubles wins at No. 1, including 8-1 over Belhaven’s Stephanie Smith and Elizabeth Chrestman, 8-3 versus Coastal Georgia’s Priri Rijal and Nicole Faas and 8-1 against Martin Methodist’s Maria Charrys and Callie Thomas. Gizdić is now 4-0 this spring in dual match singles and 3-1 in doubles.

Marcelo registered four victories in CU’s two matches at the AUM Spring Invitational, defeating Belhaven’s Andre Borghi, 7-5, 6-4, and Xavier’s 39th-ranked Kyle Montrel, 4-6, 6-3, 10-4, at No. 1 singles. Marcelo and Diogo Soares collected 9-8 wins in doubles at No. 1 over Belhaven’s Nikita Lisov and Jefferson Nino and Xavier’s Montrel and JNikita Soifer. He is now 3-1 this spring in singles and 2-2 in doubles.

Cumberland plays at Embry-Riddle this afternoon, with the Eagles men ranked No. 1 nationally versus the seventh-ranked Bulldogs and ERAU’s No. 7 women battling 18th-ranked Cumberland.

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