Fernandez Meaca, Puertolas garner All-America accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ramon Puertolas and Francisco Fernandez Meaca earned Honorable Mention All-America hobnors, as selected by the NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches' Association All-America Committee and announced Tuesday by the national office.


Bou, Lucich, Puertolas garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Ramon Puertolas and Axel Lucich for the men and junior Joana Bou for the women earned 2019 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced by the national office over the weekend at the conclusion of the national championships in Mobile, Ala.


Lucich, Puertolas voted Academic All-District®

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University seniors Axel Lucich and Ramon Puertolas were voted Google Cloud Academic At-Large All-District® 2, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday.


Phoenix men drop 5-1 decision to Reinhardt

LEBANON, Tenn. – Guillermo Pardos and Francisco Fernandez Meaca recorded a doubles victory, but second-ranked Reinhardt University won the remaining doubles outings and three singles matches in straight sets in a 5-1 victory over No. 16 Cumberland in the second round of the 68th Annual NAIA Men’s Tennis Championships on Wednesday in Mobile, Ala.


Men's tennis reaches Round of 16 with 5-4 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixteenth-ranked Cumberland won two doubles outings and Alejo Bagnera and Francisco Fernandez Meaca collected singles victories before Axel Lucich posted the final point in a 5-4 triumph over 20th-ranked Coastal Georgia in the first round of the 68th Annual NAIA Men’s Tennis Championships on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala.


Phoenix finish fourth in MSC President's Cup standings

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished fourth among the eighth institutions in the Mid-South Conference President’s Cup standings for the 2018-19 academic year, as announced recently by the league office.


130 athletic personnel, student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and thirty current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 177th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the seventh straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Men's tennis faces Coastal Georgia in national tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis takes on 20th-ranked Coastal Georgia in the opening round of the 68th Annual NAIA Championships on Tuesday, May 14 after the Phoenix earned an at-large bid into the field of 24, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Phoenix men remain 16th in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis remained 16th in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


Men's tennis falls to the Cumberlands

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three close doubles matches and 14th-ranked University of the Cumberlands quickly posted two singles wins for a 5-0 victory over the 16th-ranked Phoenix in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships late Friday in Owensboro, Ky.


Lins voted MSC Coach of the Year; four players garner First Team All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland men’s tennis players – freshman Alejo Bagnera, junior Francisco Fernandez Meaca, sophomore Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and senior Ramon Puertolas – were voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Thiago Lins earned Coach of the Year honors, as announced Wednesday night in Bowling Green, Ky., during a pretournament banquet for this week’s conference championships.


Men's tennis earns bye in Mid-South Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – By virtue of winning a share of the regular season championship Monday, Cumberland men’s tennis earned the No. 1 seed in this week’s Mid-South Conference Championships and receive a bye into the semifinals, as announced Tuesday by the league office.


Six men's tennis players garner Academic All-MSC accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six Cumberland men’s tennis players – Francisco Fernandez Meaca, Pau Grabuleda Cruañas, Thiago Lopes, Axel Lucich, Guillermo Pardos and Ramon Puertolas – earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference, as announced by the league office in advance of this weekend’s conference championships in Bowling Green, Ky.


Phoenix men complete miraculous comeback, claim MSC regular season title

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixteenth-ranked Cumberland men’s tennis lost all three doubles and the first completed singles match, but the Phoenix rallied for five consecutive singles wins to close out the match and earn a share of the Mid-South Conference regular season championship with a 5-4 victory over No. 13 Lindsey Wilson on Monday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's tennis slides two spots to No. 16 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped two spots to No. 16 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office.


Cumberland posts 8-1 win versus Pikeville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and won all six singles matches, as the 14th-ranked Phoenix registered an 8-1 victory over the University of Pikeville in men’s tennis action Saturday night at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Phoenix men defeat No. 11 Campbellsville, 8-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland won all three doubles matches and collected five singles wins in straight sets, as the 14th-ranked Phoenix cruised to an 8-1 victory over No. 11 Campbellsville University in men’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Men's tennis claims road wins at Georgetown, Shawnee State

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Cumberland men’s tennis completed a three-match road swing with a pair of wins over the weekend, defeating Georgetown College, 7-2, and Shawnee State, 9-0, on Saturday and Sunday.


Fernandez Meaca earns third MSC Player of the Week accolade

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Francisco Fernandez Meaca garnered Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honors for the third time this season, posting three singles and three doubles wins for the Phoenix.


Phoenix men drop 5-3 road decision

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and Francisco Fernandez Meaca picked up singles wins, but 14th-ranked Cumberland lost two doubles and three singles outings in a 5-3 loss to 18th-ranked University of the Cumberlands in men’s tennis action Friday in Williamsburg, Ky.


Men's tennis sweeps singles in 7-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Cumberland lost a pair of doubles matches but regrouped to claim sic singles outings, five in straight sets, in a 7-2 victory over Southeastern University in men’s tennis action Friday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


REMINDER: CU accepting nominations for 2019 Sports Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2019 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 1. 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.


Pardos wins clinching match in 5-4 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pau Grabuleda Cruañas, Ramon Puertolas, Francisco Fernandez Meaca and Guillermo Pardos posted singles victories and 14th-ranked Cumberland registered one doubles win in a 5-4 triumph over Lindenwood-Belleville in men’s tennis action Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Fernandez Meaca garners MSC Player of the Week accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland's Francisco Fernandez Meaca won all eight of his matches, four singles and four doubles, earning Mid-South Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week recognition, as announced by the league office Monday.


Grabuleda Cruañas ranked in singles, Lopes-Lucich in doubles by ITA

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Pau Grabuleda Cruañas is ranked in singles while seniors Thiago Lopes and Axel Lucich in doubles in the Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis NAIA National Rankings released last week by the national organization.


CU men fall to William Woods, 5-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas and Francisco Fernandez Meaca recorded singles victories and Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and Fernandez Meaca picked up a doubles win, but fourth-ranked William Woods University posted a 5-3 team victory over No. 14 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Saturday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Cumberland nets 8-1 win against Bethel

LEBANON, Tenn. – Fourteenth-ranked Cumberland swept the doubles and won five singles matches in straight sets in an 8-1 victory over Bethel University in men’s tennis action Friday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Phoenix men fall to No. 14 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped seven spots to No. 14 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, as announced Tuesday by the national office.


Men's tennis registers 7-2 win over Indiana Tech

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland registered a pair of doubles victories and won five singles outings, three of those in three sets, in a 7-2 team victory for the Phoenix against Indiana Tech in men’s tennis action Wednesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Phoenix men post 6-3 win over Martin Methodist

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland posted a pair of doubles wins and Pau Grabuleda Cruañas, Francisco Fernandez Meaca, Thiago Lopes and Alejo Bagnera all collected singles victories in a 6-3 team win versus Martin Methodist in men’s tennis action Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Germany native Bochnia signs with Phoenix tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis coach Thiago Lins announced the signing of Germany native Til-Felix Bochnia to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year.


Knights sweep CU tennis, 5-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eighth-ranked Middle Georgia State swept the doubles and quickly won two singles outings in a 5-0 victory over No. 7 Cumberland in men’s tennis action Tuesday in Macon, Ga.


Men's tennis defeats Loyola, 5-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pau Grabuleda Cruañas, Axel Lucich and Francisco Fernandez Meaca each registered singles and doubles wins and seventh-ranked Cumberland cruised to a 5-1 victory over Loyola University in men’s tennis action Monday in Macon, Ga.


Fernandez Meaca earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Francisco Fernandez Meaca garnered Mid-South Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week accolades Monday, registering three wins for the Phoenix in singles and doubles.


Phoenix men split weekend matches in Macon

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seventh-ranked Cumberland men’s tennis posted a 5-3 victory against 25th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan but lost to No. 14 University of Mobile in a pair of matches over the weekend in Macon, Ga.


Men's tennis drops 6-3 decision to TWU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Axel Lucich claimed singles and doubles wins 13th-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan posted four singles victories en route to a 6-3 win over Cumberland in men’s tennis action Tuesday at the Tommy Gray Memorial Courts.


Puertolas posts singles win in loss versus Govs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas won his singles match in three sets and Pau Grabuleda Cruañas and Guillermo Pardos each lost in three sets in Cumberland’s 6-1 defeat at Austin Peay in men’s tennis exhibition action Tuesday in Clarksville, Tenn.


Men's tennis ranked eighth in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis started the 2019 season right where it left off last year, ranked eighth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll released last week by the national office.


Brazilian Sarpa signs with Phoenix tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis coach Thiago Lins announced the signing of Felipe Sarpa to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year. Sarpa becomes the fourth signee for the Phoenix for next season.


CU men tied for first in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland and Lindsey Wilson men’s tennis tied atop the standings in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced Friday by the league office.


Men's tennis drops exhibition match to Southern Utah

LEBANON, Tenn. – Southern Utah swept the three doubles matches and all six singles outings in straight sets, posting a 7-0 victory over Cumberland in men’s tennis exhibition action Sunday in Clarksville, Tenn.


Venezuelan Ramirez inks with CU tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis coach Thiago Lins announced the signing of Frangil Ramirez to scholarship papers this week for the 2019-20 academic year, the third Phoenix signee for next season.


Fall 2018 Dean's List includes 148 student-athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the list for Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester over the Christmas break, with 148 student-athletes and athletic trainers earning a 3.50 grade-point-average or better for the semester on all classes attempted.


Men's tennis inks Schlueter, Alonso Egea

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis coach Thiago Lins announced the signings of Kester Schlueter and Javier Alonso Egea to scholarship papers for the 2019-20 academic year.


Garijo Garrido ends tourney with three set win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ainhoa Garido Garrijo posted a three set win in singles and Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes lost in doubles on the final day of the ITA Cup on Saturday in Rome, Ga.


Doubles tandem picks up victory at ITA Cup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes registered a straight-set doubles victory Friday but Ainhoa Garijo Garrido lost again in singles for Cumberland tennis at the ITA Cup in Rome, Ga.


Lopes-Lucich, Garijo Garrido both lose on first day of ITA Cup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Ainhoa Garijo Garrido dropped her match in straight sets and the doubles tandem of Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes lost in a supertiebreaker in the third set Thursday at the ITA Cup in Rome, Ga.


Garijo Garrido, Lopes-Lucich set to open ITA Cup

LEBANON, Tenn. – Draws for the 2018 ITA Cup set for Thursday-Sunday in Rome, Ga., with Cumberland represented by Ainhoa Garijo Garrido in singles and Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes in doubles.


Lopes-Lucich, Garijo Garrido both claim ITA titles

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido won in straight sets in singles and Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes recorded a doubles victory as well in championship matches Sunday at the ITA Southeast Regionals. All matches were played indoors in Nicholasville, Ky.


Two doubles, one singles reach finals for Phoenix tennis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido posted two singles and one doubles victory, reaching the finals in both, while Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes also made the finals in doubles for Cumberland tennis Saturday at the ITA Southeast Regionals.


Lopes-Lucich advance to doubles semis for CU men

LEBANON, Tenn. – Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes recorded one victory in doubles to reach the semifinals while Lucich, Ramon Puertolas and Alejo Bagnera lost in the Round of 16 in singles for Cumberland men’s tennis Friday at the ITA Southeast Regionals in Georgetown, Ky.


Four men advances in singles at ITA regionals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas, Guillermo Pardos, Axel Lucich and Alejo Bagnera all posted singles victories and Lucich and Thiago Lopes advanced on the first day of the ITA Southeast Regionals presented by Oracle in men’s tennis action Thursday in Georgetown, Ky.


Men's tennis posts wins at Campbellsville Classic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ramon Puertolas, Francisco Fernandez Meaca, Axel Lucich, Guillermo Pardos and Alejandro Bagnera all won in singles while Cumberland posted four doubles wins on Saturday at the Campbellsville Classic in Campbellsville, Ky.


CU hosting 4th Annual All-Sports Camp on Sept. 9

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for the 4th Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-14 on Sunday, September 9 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Stretch Internet, ECal portals available for CU Athletics

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland athletics begins a new academic year next week and Phoenix fans have options for live video, audio and stats links as well as downloading and syncing schedules to their personal calendars via www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


ITA honors Academic Teams, Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes across NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as the NAIA and junior colleges last week, with 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across five divisions of college tennis honored by the national organization.


Eleven Cumberland squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 11 Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 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.