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Puertolas, Grabuleda Cruañas named ITA All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis players Ramon Puertolas and Pau Grabuleda Cruañas earned All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, as announced last week by the ITA, the governing body of collegiate tennis.


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Lucich voted CoSIDA Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Axel Lucich garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District® 2 College Division accolades, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) last week. Lucich is now entered into the pool of candidates for Academic All-America honors.


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146 student-athletes, athletic trainers named to Spring 2018 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released a list of students who qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester, with 146 student-athletes and athletic trainers achieving a 3.50 grade-point-average and above on all classes attempted for the semester.


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Men's tennis ranked eighth in final NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped two spots in the NAIA Postseason Coaches' Top 25 Poll, finishing the year ranked eighth after reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA Championships, as announced last week by the national office.


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Puertolas, Grabuleda Cruañas earn All-America accolades for Phoenix tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Ramon Puertolas garnered Second Team All-America accolades and freshman Pau Grabuleda Cruañas was voted Honorable Mention, as announced this week by the national office and selected by the NAIA All-America committee.


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Lucich, Puertolas garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland juniors Axel Lucich and Ramon Puertolas earned 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors on Friday, as announced by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala.


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Marathon match ends with 5-4 CU loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Reinhardt University won a pair of doubles outings and held off No. 6 Cumberland in singles in a match that was delayed by rain and took nearly eight hours to complete, with the Eagles taking a 5-4 victory over the Phoenix in the quarterfinals of the 67th Annual NAIA Men’s Tennis Championships on Friday in Mobile, Ala.


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Men's tennis reaches quarterfinals with 5-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixth-ranked Cumberland won a pair of doubles matches and Axel Lucich, Francisco Fernandez Meaca and Ramon Puertolas each picked up singles victories, as the Phoenix held off 25th-ranked McPherson College, 5-2, on Thursday morning in the Round of 16 at the 2018 NAIA Men’s Tennis Championships in Mobile, Ala.


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Martinez, Lins recognized for coaching honors by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Karen Martinez was named the East Region Wilson/ITA Men’s Coach of the Year and Thiago Lins earned East Region tasc Performance/ITA Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year, as announced this week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


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Men's tennis receives No. 6 seed in national tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis received a bye in the first round and will face the winner of Northwestern Ohio and McPherson College on May 16 at 1 p.m. CT in the 67th Annual NAIA Championships in Mobile, Ala., as announced Tuesday by the national office.


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Phoenix tennis moves up to sixth in final regular season poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up one spot to sixth in the final regular season NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released late Tuesday by the national office.


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Men's tennis remains seventh in latest NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis remained seventh in the latest edition of the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday by the national office.


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MSC championship match suspended with CU leading 4-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris, Francisco Fernandez Meaca and Axel Lucich posted singles victories, the last one from Lucich giving seventh-ranked Cumberland a 4-3 advantage over fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson before rain suspended the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament championship match Sunday in Bowling Green, Ky.


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Men's tennis reaches MSC finals with 5-0 win versus Patriots

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventh-ranked Cumberland swept the doubles in three tight matches and Francisco Fernandez Meaca and Axel Lucich posted singles wins in a 5-0 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships on Saturday morning in Bowling Green, Ky.


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Phoenix men sweep Shawnee State in MSC quarters

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles and Ramon Puertolas and Riccardo Ferraris each won 6-0, 6-0, in singles for the seventh-ranked Phoenix in a 5-0 victory over Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships on Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


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Martinez named Coach of the Year; six players earn All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Pau Grabuleda Cruañas, junior Ramon Puertolas and sophomore Riccardo Ferraris were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Karen Martinez was named Coach of the Year in a vote of league coaches announced by the Mid-South Conference on Thursday night in Bowling Green, Ky.


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Four men's tennis players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis players Francisco Fernandez Meaca, Thiago Lopes, Axel Lucich and Ramon Puertolas received Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Tuesday, as announced by the league office in advance of this week’s conference tournament that begins Friday in Bowling Green, Ky.


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Two singles, one doubles tandem ranked for CU men's tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and Ramon Puertolas are both ranked in the Top 25 nationally in singles and Grabuleda Cruañas and Francisco Fernandez Meaca are ranked in doubles as well for Cumberland men’s tennis in the latest Oracle/ITA national rankings released last week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


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Men's tennis set to face Shawnee State in MSC Tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis will face Shawnee State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Friday at 9 a.m. in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday by the league office.


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Cumberland men sweep Cumberlands, Blue Mountain

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis swept the doubles and never looked back in two wins Friday, with the seventh-ranked Phoenix posting a 6-3 victory over the University of the Cumberlands and a 9-0 win versus Blue Mountain College at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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CU men take 9-0 win over Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches, five of those in straight sets, and won all three doubles outings, as the seventh-ranked Phoenix posted a 9-0 victory against Georgetown College in men’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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Men's tennis moves up one spot to seventh in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up one spot to No. 7 in this week’s NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Tuesday by the national office. This poll takes into account matches from March 26-April 8.


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Winning streak ends for CU men with 5-4 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eighth-ranked Cumberland posted two doubles victories but the Phoenix were unable to hold off No. 4 Lindsey Wilson, with Javier Raya winning 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 5 in the final match for a 5-4 LWC win in men’s tennis action Monday in Columbia, Ky.


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Phoenix win eighth straight outing

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the singles and doubles matches Sunday against Shawnee State, with the eighth-ranked Phoenix dropping three total games in a 9-0 victory at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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500K Athletics Investment Campaign reaches halfway mark

LEBANON, Tenn. – With 50 days remaining before the May 23 deadline, Cumberland University sits a little over halfway to its goal in the 500K Athletics Investment Campaign launched almost two months ago by the University.


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Cumberland men blank Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis swept the doubles, one in a tiebreaker, and won all six singles outings in straight sets, as the eighth-ranked Phoenix ran its winning streak to seven with a 9-0 victory over the University of Pikeville on Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.


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Men's tennis jumps eight spots to No. 8 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up eight spots to No. 8 after defeating fourth-ranked Campbellsville University in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


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Puertolas voted NAIA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – After winning his second straight Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honor, Cumberland junior Ramon Puertolas garnered NAIA Player of the Week accolades on Wednesday, posting singles and doubles wins in CU’s victory over No. 4 Campbellsville University.


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Cumberland tennis defeats Bethel, 9-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland recorded four singles wins and two doubles victories in contested matches in a 9-0 win in men’s tennis action against Bethel University on Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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Puertolas named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Ramon Puertolas earned Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honors on Monday, posting singles and doubles wins in CU’s victory over No. 4 Campbellsville University.


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CU men win again, 6-3, versus No. 5 UNOH

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won two doubles matches and the top four spots in singles, running its winning streak to five, as the 16th-ranked Phoenix claimed a 6-3 victory over fifth-ranked Northwestern Ohio in men’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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Phoenix take down No. 4 Campbellsville, 7-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted doubles wins at Nos. 2 and 3 and collected singles victories in all but one match, as the 16th-ranked Phoenix registered a 7-2 victory over fourth-ranked Campbellsville University in men’s tennis action Thursday in Campbellsville, Ky.


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Puertolas, Ferraris both ranked nationally by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ramon Puertolas is ranked 28th and sophomore Riccardo Ferraris comes in at 47th in singles in the latest Oracle ITA NAIA National Singles and Doubles Rankings released last week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.


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Puertolas voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Ramon Puertolas earned Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week accolades on Monday, posting singles and doubles victories in Cumberland’s win against Martin Methodist.


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Cumberland men move up three spots to No. 16 in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up three spots to No. 16 in the latest ITA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released earlier this week by the national office.


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Phoenix men post 6-3 win over Martin Methodist

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and four singles victories, recording a 6-3 team win in men’s tennis over Martin Methodist on Wednesday afternoon at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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Men's tennis wins 8-1 versus ONU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles matches and all six singles outings, five of those in straight sets, in an 8-1 victory for the 19th-ranked Phoenix over Olivet Nazarene in men’s tennis action Friday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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Ferraris voted Mid-South Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Riccardo Ferraris was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday, posting five singles and four doubles victories for the Phoenix, helping CU to four wins in five matches for the week, all against ranked opponents.


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Ferraris wins deciding match in 5-4 victory for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted two doubles victories and Riccardo Ferraris won the deciding match in three sets in singles, ending another five-hour marathon for the 19th-ranked Phoenix in a 5-4 victory over No. 16 Reinhardt University in men’s tennis action Monday in Waleska, Ga.


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Phoenix men take first loss of season, 5-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eleventh-ranked Middle Georgia State swept the doubles matches and eventually won a five-hour marathon over Cumberland University, 5-3, in men’s tennis action Sunday in Macon, Ga., handing the Phoenix their first loss of the season.


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Cumberland men pick up two more wins

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis swept the doubles in a pair of matches on Saturday, helping the 19th-ranked Phoenix to a 7-2 victory over 24th-ranked SCAD-Atlanta and a 5-0 win versus No. 25 Indiana Wesleyan in Macon, Ga.


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Men's tennis posts 6-3 win over No. 15 Coastal Georgia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas, Riccardo Ferraris and Axel Lucich all won singles and doubles matches, with Lucich picking up the clinching point in singles, in 19th-ranked Cumberland’s 6-3 victory over No. 15 Coastal Georgia in men’s tennis action Friday in Macon, Ga.


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Both CU tennis teams ranked 19th nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s and women’s tennis both ranked 19th in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Polls released this week by the national office. The Phoenix men moved up two spots over the last two weeks and the women made their first appearance in the Top 25 this spring.


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Cumberland takes out No. 18 Wesleyan, 7-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris, Ramon Puertolas, Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes all won in singles and doubles, with Lucich claiming the clinching point, as 21st-ranked Cumberland picked up five singles victories in straight sets in a 7-2 win over No. 18 Tennessee Wesleyan in men’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


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Phoenix men move up one spot to No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up one spot to No. 21 after winning its first three dual matches of the season in the bi-weekly NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


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Lopes voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Thiago Lopes was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday, posting five victories is as many matches, including the deciding victory in singles in a pair of 5-4 team wins for the Phoenix.


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Men's tennis picks up wins over King, Lincoln Memorial

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis won a pair of matches on Saturday, with Thiago Lopes clinching a 5-4 victory over Lincoln Memorial and the Phoenix taking five singles outings in a 7-2 win versus King University in Harrogate, Tenn.


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Lucich, Lopes pace Phoenix in opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Juniors Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes claimed three of 22nd-ranked Cumberland’s five points in Friday’s 5-4 men’s tennis victory over Union College in Harrogate, Tenn., with the duo combining for a doubles win and each player picking up singles triumphs in three sets, including the deciding point from Lopes.


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2018 Men's Tennis Preview

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s and women’s tennis opens the 2018 dual match season with three outings this weekend in Harrogate, Tenn., facing King University, Union College and host Lincoln Memorial. Head coach Karen Martinez sat down with GoCumberlandAthletics.com this week for a season preview of both clubs.


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Phoenix men ranked 22nd in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis is ranked 22nd in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll released late Tuesday. The Phoenix ended the 2017 season 7-6 overall and ranked 24th in the country, with four of the losses to teams ranked in the Top 10 nationally.


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MSC Preseason Poll picks CU men third

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked third in the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Friday by the league office.


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Puertolas, Ferraris appear in ITA fall rankings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Ramon Puertolas is ranked 30th nationally and eighth in the East Region while sophomore Riccardo Ferraris is rated 16th in the region in the Oracle/ITA NAIA Men's Tennis Rankings released recently by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).


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Lucich, Puertolas post three wins apiece at Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis registered six singles wins and five doubles victories, including three apiece from Axel Lucich and Ramon Puertolas, this past weekend at the Campbellsville Fall Invitational in Campbellsville, Ky.


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Puertolas, Fernandez Meaca take singles wins at the Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas collected two singles wins and he and Francisco Fernandez Meaca won his doubles draw for Cumberland tennis on Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands Fall Invitational in Williamsburg, Ky.


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Garijo Garrido reaches final, Puertolas falls in semis at ITA Regionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido collected two singles victories on Saturday to reach the finals while Ramon Puertolas posted one win but lost in the semifinals of the ITA Southeast Regionals in Georgetown, Ky.


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Garijo Garrido, Ferraris, Puertolas all reach singles quarters at ITAs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Ramon Puertolas and Riccardo Ferraris all advanced to the quarterfinals with two singles victories in tennis action Friday at the ITA Southeast Regionals in Georgetown, Ky.


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Two men, four women reach Round of 32 singles at ITA Regionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris and Ramon Puertolas both won for the men while four women – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Marianela Landi, Trinidad Aguirre and Joana Bou – all advanced for Cumberland in singles on Thursday at the ITA Southeast Regionals presented by Oracle in Georgetown, Ky.


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Draws released for ITA Southeast Regionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis begins play in the ITA Southeast Regionals presented by Oracle on Thursday in Georgetown, Ky., with six men and six women looking to win regional championships and advance to the Oracle ITA Fall National Championships in Indian Wells, Calif.


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Garijo Garrido, Grabuelda Cruañas take singles wins at MGA Fall Warmup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Pau Grabuelda Cruañas won their respective draws in singles and both women’s doubles teams reached the finals for Cumberland in their first fall tournament this past weekend at the Middle Georgia State Fall Warmup in Cochran, Ga.


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CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 10

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the 3rd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-14 on Sunday, September 10 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.