Four men's tennis players named Academic All-MSC
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Four men's tennis players named Academic All-MSC
Jose Ortega Vela (above) was one of four CU men's tennis players to garner Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Thursday. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

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.

Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and hold a 3.25 grade-point-average and above to be eligible for the award. A total of 22 players from seven Mid-South Conference institutions were honored by the league, with the University of Pikeville leading the way with five award winners, followed by Cumberland and Georgetown College with four recipients each.

Ortega Vela carries a 3.94 in Accounting/Management and Lucich holds a 3.87 in Business Administration. Puertolas posts a 3.83 in Business Administration and Rosas Garcia has a 3.67 in Engineering Science.

Cumberland opens the Mid-South Conference Championships on Sunday versus the University of Pikeville at 8 a.m. at Kereaikes Park in Bowling Green, Ky.

2017 Men’s Tennis Academic All-Mid-South Conference
Axel Lucich – 3.87, Business Administration
Jose Ortega Vela – 3.94, Accounting/Management
Ramon Puertolas – 3.83, Business Administration
Alejandro Rosas Garcia – 3.67, Engineering Science