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.
Brackets of 128 singles players and 64 doubles teams were published for both men and women on Wednesday.
For the men sophomore Riccardo Ferraris takes on Bethel University’s Zach Vanderbough in the Round of 128 and Pau Grabuleda Cruañas plays the winner of Georgetown College’s Isaac Mathis and Bluefield College’s Michael Gutu in the Round of 64.
Sophomore Ramon Puertolas meets Montreat College’s Ben Cree in the Round of 64 and junior Thiago Lopes plays Georgetown’s Cole McCreary in the Round of 128, with all four of those matches in the top half of the draw.
Junior Axel Lucich faces the winner of Union College’s Ewan McKinnie and Campbellsville University’s Cesar Castro in the Round of 64 and Omar Santiagonúñez Ahumada takes on Union’s Srdjan Trosic, also in the Round of 64.
In doubles Lopes and Lucich plays Bethel’s Igor Aguilera and Edwyn Ramos, Santiagonúñez Ahumada and Grabuleda Cruañas faces Union’s McKinnie and Lois Castellon, with both of those matches in the Round of 32. Ferraris and Puertolas takes on the winner of Indiana-Southeast’s Brock Winchell and Dalton Fensler and Martin Methodist’s Eduard Costa and Raphael Manzione, also in the Round of 32.
For the women senior Trinidad Aguirre plays Indiana-Southeast’s Camille Greenwell and Joana Bou faces Campbellsville’s Grace Rowe in the top half of the draw, both in the Round of 64.
Sophomore Ainhoa Garijo Garrido takes on Samantha Fraser from the University of Pikeville and Marianela Landi plays Lindsey Wilson’s Gabriella Pedroza. Senior Jasmine Shankar faces Martin Methodist’s Brenda Rique and Belén Salazar Yañez meets Bethel’s Elena Fochs, all in the Round of 64.
In doubles Shankar and Bou takes on Marian Sanchez and Rique, while Garijo Garrido and Landi face Asbury University’s Alejandra Mares and Kendall Jablonowski and Aguirre and Salazar Yañez plays Milligan College’s Abby Allen and Lexie Hill.
The tournament runs through Sunday at Georgetown’s Lackey Tennis Center and also Lemons Mill Elementary School, both in Georgetown.