Don't miss summer sports camps at Cumberland

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dates and information for remaining Cumberland summer sports camps for baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball, football and basketball may be found at www.cumberlandcamps.com. Information for all camps may be found online and sign-ups and payments can be made for all of the camps except for tennis online.


159 named to Spring 2017 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Spring 2017 last week with 159 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Tennis hosting pair of summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis will host a pair of clinics this summer for ages 4-12 and 16-and-older with CU coaches Karen Martinez and Thiago Lins at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts on campus.


Phoenix end year ranked 24th in men's tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis ranked 24th in the final NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released last week by the national office at the conclusion of the national tournament in Mobile, Ala.


Ortega Vela, Aguirre, Shankar earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Jose Ortega Vela and juniors Trinidad Aguirre and Jasmine Shankar were all named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Tennis Scholar-Athletes on Friday, as announced by the national office.


Men's tennis moves up to No. 22 in latest Coaches' Top 25 Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis moved up two spots to No. 22 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released by the national office.


125 student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-five current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 175th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fifth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Martinez takes over CU tennis programs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Karen Martinez as the program’s next men’s and women’s tennis coach, effective June 30th. Martinez replaces Norman Kalkhoff, who resigned in March.


Puertolas named MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Ramon Puertolas was voted the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week on Monday after posting a pair of victories in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.


Phoenix men end season with 5-3 loss

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.


Men take 5-0 win, advance to semifinals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Cumberland swept the doubles matches and Riccardo Ferraris and Ramon Puertolas picked up singles wins, as the 24th-ranked Phoenix posted a 5-0 victory over the University of Pikeville in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships here Sunday.


Ferraris, Lopes, Rosas Garcia earn Second Team All-MSC honors

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland University’s Riccardo Ferraris, Thiago Lopes and Alejandro Rosas Garcia were voted Second Team All-Mid-South Conference, as announced here Saturday during a banquet at the Bowling Green Country Club in advance of the conference championships that begin Sunday.


Four men's tennis players named Academic All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis players Axel Lucich, Jose Ortega Vela, Ramon Puertolas and Alejandro Rosas Garcia were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced Thursday by the league office.


Weather shifts MSC Tennis Championships to Sunday-Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – With rain expected Friday and Saturday in the area, the 2017 Mid-South Conference Tennis Championships have shifted to Sunday and Monday at Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green, Ky., with the Cumberland men and women both playing Sunday morning in the quarterfinals.


Men end regular season with 8-1 road victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis swept all six singles matches and won a pair of doubles outings, ending the regular season with an 8-1 victory over the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday in Williamsburg, Ky.


CU tennis teams both ranked in NAIA Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped one spot to No. 24 and the Phoenix women’s tennis team reentered the rankings at No. 25 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Polls, as released this week by the national office.


Tennis match at Bethel canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s tennis match scheduled for Tuesday at Bethel University has been canceled due to rain this morning and more rain forecast today in the McKenzie, Tenn., area. The match will not be made-up.


Men's tennis sweeps Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland swept the singles and doubles matches, losing just three total games in the nine outings, as the 23rd-ranked Phoenix completed a weekend sweep of Mid-South Conference matches with a 9-0 victory over Shawnee State on Saturday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Bottom of lineup leads 6-3 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won singles matches at the last four spots in the order and doubles outings at Nos. 2 and 3, as the 23rd-ranked Phoenix posted a 6-3 team victory over Georgetown College in men’s tennis action Friday in Georgetown, Ky.


Men's tennis drops 6-3 decision to No. 5 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas and Axel Lucich picked up singles victories and Lucich and Thiago Lopes collected a doubles win as well, but fifth-ranked Lindsey Wilson swept the remaining matches in a 6-3 victory over No. 23 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


LAST DAY: CU accepting nominations for 2017 Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2017 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 3. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee. The 2017 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel.


Phoenix men move to 3-4 with win over Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland registered three doubles victories and five singles wins in straight sets, posting an 8-1 victory against the University of Pikeville in men’s tennis action Sunday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's tennis falls at Auburn Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cumberland lost by contested doubles matches and four singles outings in straight sets, dropping an 8-0 decision to Auburn Montgomery in men’s tennis action here Wednesday.


Cumberland drops 7-2 decision to open MSC play

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted one doubles win and Ramon Puertolas picked up a singles victory, but eighth-ranked Campbellsville University won a pair of singles outings in three sets en route to a 7-2 victory over Cumberland in men’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's tennis takes 5-4 road win at Bellarmine

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and Alejandro Rosas Garcia, Ramon Puertolas and Axel Lucich each picked up singles wins in a 5-4 team victory over Bellarmine in men’s tennis action Saturday in Louisville, Ky.


Kalkhoff resigns as tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the resignation of tennis coach Norman Kalkhoff for personal reasons, effective immediately. Assistant Athletic Director Mitch Walters will take over as interim coach with help from graduate assistant and former All-American Angelica Sepulveda.


Cumberland men fall at Wesleyan, 5-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won a pair of doubles matches and Riccardo Ferraris recorded a three-set singles victory, but 22nd-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan posted four singles wins, two in three sets, collecting a 5-3 victory over the 20th-ranked Phoenix in men’s tennis action late Friday in Athens, Tenn.


Men's tennis remains 20th, women drop to No. 19 in Coaches' Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis remained 20th and the Phoenix women dropped one spot to No. 19 in this week’s NAIA Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Polls, released Tuesday by the national office.


Phoenix men edge TSU, 4-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris, Thiago Lopes and Ramon Puertolas all won in straight sets in singles and Jose Ortega Vela clinched the deciding point at No. 6, helping Cumberland to a 4-3 victory in men’s tennis action Thursday at Hadley Park in Nashville, Tenn.


Men's tennis drops season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett swept the doubles and Kevin Konfederak and Gilad Berman won singles matches in straight sets in a 5-0 victory over 20th-ranked Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


Phoenix men ranked 25th in preseason poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 25th in the NAIA Men’s Tennis Preseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


133 named to Fall 2016 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Fall 2016 last week with 133 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Men's tennis picked fourth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis was selected fourth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday by the league office.


Kalkhoff named CU tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Norman Kalkhoff as the tennis coach for the Phoenix. Kalkhoff brings more than 25 years of experience coaching at the high, collegiate and club levels.


Lucich, Lopes fall in doubles quarters at ITA Southeast Regional

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Riccardo Ferraris and Axel Lucich each lost in singles in the Round of 16 and Lucich and Thiago Lopes won twice before falling in the quarterfinals for Cumberland in men’s tennis action this past weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky.


McCormick resigns as CU tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach and Game Operations Manager Bill McCormick has resigned from his position, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Wednesday. Andres Burgos and Angelica Sepulveda will share coaching duties until a replacement can be found.


CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an 2nd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 11 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Nine squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored nine Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2015-16 academic year. Teams must obtain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to garner the award.