127 named to 2016 Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-seven Cumberland student-athletes, department personnel and athletic training majors were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester, as released this week by the University.


Nelson named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis senior Dylan Nelson was named a 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Friday, as announced by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


116 current, former student-athletes graduating Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and sixteen current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 174th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fourth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Lashkul, Lopes named Second Team All-MSC

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland freshmen Anatoliy Lashkul and Thiago Lopes were both selected Second Team All-Mid-South Conference, as announced from a vote of league coaches here Friday before the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships.


CU falls in tourney quarterfinals, 5-2

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Jakov Tshirkin and Jose Ortega Vela each picked up singles victories, but 23rd-ranked Cumberland dropped all three doubles matches and Alejandro Soriano clinched a 5-2 win for 18th-ranked Campbellsville University with a three-set victory at No. 2 singles here Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships.


Three men's tennis players garner MSC Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis players Dylan Nelson, Jakov Tshirkin and Jose Ortega Vela were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office ahead of this weekend’s conference tournament in Bowling Green, Ky.


Men's tennis set to face Campbellsville in MSC Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis will take on 18th-ranked Campbellsville University in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., with the tournament shifting back two days because of forecasted inclement weather in the area later this week.


CU falls one spot to 23rd in NAIA Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland fell one spot to No. 23 in the latest NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


Men's tennis falls at Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles outings and Axul Lucich picked up a singles win, but the University of Pikeville posted five singles victories en route to a 6-3 team win over 22nd-ranked Cumberland in men’s tennis action Monday in Pikeville, Ky.


Rosas Garcia named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Alejandro Rosas Garcia was voted Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday, winning all four of his matches in a pair of CU victories.


Cumberland rolls to 9-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-second Cumberland swept the doubles matches and all six singles outings in straight sets, cruising to a 9-0 victory over Georgetown College in men’s tennis action Friday afternoon at the Lexington Tennis Club in Lexington, Ky.


Rosas Garcia, Lucich, Tshirkin help Phoenix defeat RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles and Alejandro Rosas Garcia, Axel Lucich and Jakov Tshirkin each won singles matches for the 22nd-ranked Phoenix in a 6-3 win over Martin Methodist in men’s tennis action at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's tennis ranked 22nd in latest NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis remained 22nd in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released this week by the national office. The Phoenix have been ranked between 21st and 23rd in all five polls this spring.


Lucich wins in singles but Phoenix falls, 8-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Axel Lucich posted a straight-set victory at No. 4 singles for 22nd-ranked Cumberland, but second-ranked Auburn Montgomery swept the doubles and won the remaining singles outings in an 8-1 victory in men’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


CU posts 6-3 win over William Woods

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and Jose Ortega Vela’s victory at No. 5 singles clinched a 6-3 dual match win for the 22nd-ranked Phoenix over William Woods University in men’s tennis action Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


CU men's tennis loses at No. 7 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jose Ortega Vela and Dylan Nelson won a tiebreaker in doubles, but seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson won the other two doubles outings and all six matches in singles in an 8-1 victory over No. 22 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Columbia, Ky.


Phoenix falls 5-4 at No. 16 Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles outings and two singles matches, but 16th-ranked Campbellsville University posted three-set singles victories at the top three spots and edged the 22nd-ranked Phoenix in men’s tennis action Tuesday in Campbellsville, Ky.


Men's tennis blanks Bellarmine, 9-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches and all six singles in straight sets, as the 22nd-ranked Phoenix posted a 9-0 victory over NCAA Division III Bellarmine University on Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Lucich wins twice but men fall to William Carey, 5-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Axel Lucich won his singles and doubles matches, but the 23rd-ranked Phoenix dropped two doubles and three singles outings in a 5-3 loss to 10th-ranked William Carey in men’s tennis action Saturday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Men's tennis falls at No. 1 Georgia Gwinnett

LEBANON, Tenn. – Top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett swept the doubles matches and won 5-of-6 in singles, posting an 8-0 victory over 23rd-ranked Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Men open MSC play with 5-3 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twenty-third ranked Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and singles victories at Nos. 3-5 to claim a 5-3 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in men’s tennis action Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Phoenix win on the road, 5-4

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland started with two doubles victories and then won three straight singles outings, two in three sets, as the 23rd-ranked Phoenix recorded a 5-4 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in men’s tennis action Friday in Athens, Tenn.


Men's tennis drops two spots to No. 23

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped two spots to No. 23 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


Cumberland drops 5-2 decision to Middle Georgia

LEBANON, Tenn. – Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes posted a doubles victory and Lucich picked up a single win, but Middle Georgia State registered two wins in doubles and three more in singles in a 5-2 victory over No. 21 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Men's tennis up one spot to No. 21

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 21st in this week’s NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released by the national office late Tuesday. The Phoenix moved up one spot from the Preseason Poll released last month.


Phoenix blanked at EKU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky swept the singles and doubles matches without losing a set en route to a 7-0 victory over Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday at the Greg Adams Tennis Center in Richmond, Ky.


Men's tennis opens season with 7-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis won all six singles matches and 2-of-3 doubles outings, opening the season with a 7-0 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.


CU men ranked 22nd in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 22nd in the preseason edition of the NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. The first regular season poll will be released Feb. 16.


Men's tennis picked third in MSC Coaches' Poll

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


Fall Dean's List announced with 142 student-athletes recognized

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Fall Dean’s List this week, which includes 142 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Tennis announces 2016 spring schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach Bill McCormick announced the 2016 spring schedules this week for both the men and women, which includes nine total home matches for the two squads.


Lopes claims singles title at Grizzly Open

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Thiago Lopes won six singles matches in the three-day event hosted by Georgia Gwinnett over the weekend to claim the title in the B Draw at the Grizzly Open in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Tshirkin-Lucich fall in ITA doubles final

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jakov Tshirkin and Axel Lucich lost in the doubles final while Tshirkin, Anatoily Lashkul and Thiago Lopes all reached the Round of 16 in doubles over the weekend at the ITA Southeast Championships in Georgetown, Ky.


Four singles, three doubles teams win at ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jakov Tshirkin, Thiago Lopes, Alejandro Rosas Garcia and Anatoily Lashkul each advanced to the Round of 32 in singles while all three Cumberland doubles tandems posted victories on Thursday at the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky.


CU coaches, athletes take part in All Sports Clinic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council teamed up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 this past Sunday, September 13, on the CU campus.


Tennis opens fall at Campbellsville Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jakov Tshirkin, Alejandro Rosas, Tarsha de Souza and Franki Jecker each won a pair of singles outings in the opening matches of the fall over the weekend for Cumberland at the Campbellsville Classic in Campbellsville, Ky.


Winter, fall sports take part in community service outings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes with men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball and cheer-dance were all involved in community service projects in the Lebanon area on August 28-29 as part of Leadership Day activities in the athletic department.


Winter, spring athletes go through Leadership Training

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University student-athletes in winter and spring sports participated in Leadership Training on Saturday, August 29 that included lectures from deans within the University, sessions on sexual assault, social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.


REMINDER: Cumberland hosting All-Sports Camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 13 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Tennis squads, five individuals honored by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Both Cumberland tennis teams as well as Angelica Sepulveda, Jasmine Shankar, Andres Burgos, Antonio Manuel Marcelo and Dylan Nelson were named 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Teams and ITA Scholar-Athlete award winners, as announced by the national office this week.


Ten CU squads receive NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ten Cumberland University squads received the NAIA Scholar-Team Award recognition this week, as announced by the national office. Teams must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be eligible for the award, with all eligible varsity student-athletes factored into the team GPA.


Fall sports schedules available for download

LEBANON, Tenn. – Download Cumberland fall sports schedules for football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, which are now available at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.